OverviewRwanda is internationally recognized for its success in offering universal access to healthcare.
With over 84% of Rwandans insured by the mutuelle de santé, Rwanda has ensured that her citizens have access to primary health care.
The country currently operates a well-functioning, decentralized healthcare public service system comprising 1700 health posts, 500 health centers, 42 district hospitals, and five national referral hospitals.
Rwanda also has a vibrant private health services sector, which comprises of 2 general hospitals, two eye hospitals, 50 clinics and polyclinics, eight dental clinics, four eye clinics, and 134 dispensaries.
There is 1 Joint Commission International-certified hospital and one public medical college producing 100 general practitioners per year.
Rwanda plans to expand the provision of better health care and develop medical tourism through the attraction of state-of-the-art and specialized medical facilities;
Opportunities for Partnership & Investment
~63 M USD Specialized Treatment & Diagnostic centers
Develop world class specialized treatment & diagnostic centers attached to existing hospitals in the country, e.g. King Faycal and Kanombe Military Hospital. Providing high end multi specialty services that are lacking in the country and the region, e.g., Oncology, Cardiovascular, Renal, Neurology, Trauma, Advanced ICU/Critical care, etc.
– Revenue sharing model with existing hospital
– Self-standing services billed separately
Stand alone facilities e.g. Imaging, laboratories and fertility centers. Fitted with high end equipment and technology to provide advanced and specialized services, e.g. DNA sequencing, Molecular testing, IVF, etc.
Equipment to include MRI, CT, PET scanners
Specialised Cancer Treatment Center- specialized cancer center to address increasing need in the country and attract patients from the region. Will provide cancer treatment, early detection, and screening. Rwanda has an estimated total 8,835 cancer cases and 6,044 deaths. Rwanda’s 5-year prevalence is estimated at 15,994 cases.
Estimated investment is $20M
~63 M USD Tertiary & Advanced Care Hospitals
- Gisenyi Hospital- Construction of a new and modern hospital to serve Rubavu and surrounding centers-population of 1.5million + N.E DRC- Pop’n of over 2million people.
– Estimated investment of $34M for construction and equipment
- Kigali Military Hospital- 400-bed super specialty hospital.
– Estimated Investment of $200 million for construction and equipment
- Airport Hospital-Potential to develop tertiary hospital strategically located close to the new Bugesera International Airport to grow medical tourism industry
- Nuclear Medicine Hospital: Fully-Fledged Nuclear Medicine with the required equipment, e.g. PET CT SCAN, SPECT, Gallium Generator, Medical Cyclotron, Gama Camera, Molybdenum Generator, etc.
– Estimated investment 30 Million USD for construction and equipment
Incentives to support Health sector
- Corporate income tax holiday of up to 7 years is provided when investing at least an amount equivalent to 50 million USD
- Accelerated depreciation rate of 50% for the first year
- Foreign companies investing at least 250,000 USD are allowed to recruit three foreigners without a labor test.
- Exemption of VAT on imported medical equipment