The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded ‘Twubakane’ program that looks at projects in decentralization and health program has winded up its operations after five years in business.
The program was officially closed yesterday by Dr Richard Sezibera, the Minister of Health during a function that was held at Laico Umubano Hotel.
Sezibera congratulated the USAID for being key in building the health sector’s strategic plan both technically and financially which has seen family planning registering 51.6 percent.
“We are proud of this partnership. We have come a long way though we still have a long way to go and such partnership is still vital,” Sezibera said. “Decentralization and health is the way to go.”
The US ambassador to Rwanda, Stuart Symington appealed to leaders to work tirelessly if Rwanda has to achieve her targets.
“The success of Rwanda rests not only in the leadership but also in the hands of women and men,” he said.
Twubakane a Kinyarwanda word for “Let’s build together,” has spent over $28m in various projects during its five years of operation.
The program which has been operating in 12 districts across from Southern and Eastern provinces and Kigali City supported 14 hospitals and 136 public health centres.