Partners in Health marks 10 years, looks to more engagements

Partners in Health (PIH), a US-based non governmental organisation that works to provide preferential healthcare for the vulnerable population, has pledged more healthcare services in upcoming years.

Partners in Health (PIH), a US-based non governmental organisation that works to provide preferential healthcare for the vulnerable population, has pledged more healthcare services in upcoming years.

Antoinette Habinshuti, the managing director of Partners in Health/ Inshuti mubuzima (IMB) in Rwanda, said more services and new engagement await needy patients.

Briefing journalists in Kigali on the 10th anniversary focus, yesterday, Habinshuti said during the last 10 years, PIH has been working with the Government of Rwanda to ease access to services for vulnerable individuals through supporting adequate stuffing, prioritising rural access to care and infrastructure development and supplementing public supply chains, among others, to ensure quality and ease access to healthcare services by vulnerable individuals.

“As we have been doing, the next 10 years are ambitious since our focus  will  base on supporting  national non communicable disease care delivery system as well as accelerating a cancer delivery system for Rwanda, supporting the Ministry of Health in addressing maternal and neonatal mortality in an integrated way, enhancing robust and measurable health system strengthening in addition to the University of Global Health Equity to be launched on July 7,” Habinshuti said.

The varsity, approved by Cabinet in April, will be dedicated to the field of global health equity where it will train the next generation of Rwandan and international leaders in biosocial approaches to health care delivery,” Habinshuti said.

Since its founding in Rwanda in 2005, PIH and its Rwandan sister body Inshuti Mubuzima has worked to support Rwanda’s public health system.

Currently, it is operating in three rural districts of Kirehe, Burera and Kayonza by serving 800,000 people at over 40 health facilities.

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