Recap: February 21 – Rwanda

During the study tour’s last full day, the delegates visited Partner In Health’s (PIH) Rwandan headquarters and toured the Rwinkwavu District Hospital NCD Clinic and Health Center. At PIH headquarters, the group learned about PIH’s work in Rwanda and how they leverage leadership, skills, and experience of patients, local governments, and other partners to strengthen healthcare services in local communities. At Rwinkwavu District Hospital, delegates were able to witness firsthand the impact of public-private partnerships and how they improve health care training, strengthen referral and procurement systems, and build capacity at health care facilities. To conclude their tour in the Rwinkwavu district, the group went out on patient visits to meet with those receiving services, witness the local impact of trained community health workers, and understand the importance of strong community outreach programs. The day concluded with a dinner with Ministry of Health representatives.

A view of the Rwinkwavu District Hospital. Photo credit: Crystal Lander/MSH.

A view of the Rwinkwavu District Hospital. Photo credit: Crystal Lander/MSH.

PIH and Rwinkwavu staff. Photo credit: Loyce Pace Bass/LIVESTRONG Foundation.

Rwinkwavu District Hospital staff. Photo credit: Loyce Pace Bass/LIVESTRONG Foundation.

A Rwinkwavu District Hospital staff member shows the delegates the NCD Chronic Care Clinic. Photo credit: Loyce Pace Bass/LIVESTRONG Foundation.

A Rwinkwavu District Hospital staff member shows the delegates the NCDs Chronic Care Clinic. Photo credit: Loyce Pace Bass/LIVESTRONG Foundation.

Delegates listen carefully during the Rwinkwavu District Hospital tour. Photo credit: Loyce Pace Bass/LIVESTRONG Foundation.

Delegates listen carefully during the Rwinkwavu District Hospital tour. Photo credit: Loyce Pace Bass/LIVESTRONG Foundation.

A Ministry of Health representative speaks to the group during dinner. Photo credit: Loyce Pace Bass/LIVESTRONG Foundation.

A Ministry of Health representative speaks to the group during dinner. Photo credit: Loyce Pace Bass/LIVESTRONG Foundation.

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