UN project commends Rwanda on maternal, child, health

THE Partnership for Maternal, New Born and Child Health, an international programme working under the World Health Organisation (WHO), has hailed Rwanda for the effort it has applied in reducing the problem in the country.

THE Partnership for Maternal, New Born and Child Health, an international programme working under the World Health Organisation (WHO), has hailed Rwanda for the effort it has applied in reducing the problem in the country.

The progamme is responsible for assessing statistics pertaining to maternal, infant and child health.
According to a report released by the progamme, Rwanda is among the few countries that have progressed towards achieving the MDGS.

Speaking to The New Times, the progamme’s director, Dr Flavia Bustreo, said that Rwanda is in world limelight as a nation which has good record in fighting for health, especially in women, children as well as marginalized groups.

“I want to commend President Kagame and his government, when you look at the report, it indicates that Rwanda is almost on the right track of reducing this problem.

She added that Rwanda’s pragrammes of improving health like community health insurance, Mutuelle de Sante, and provision of communication tools in rural areas which eases linkages between health personnel and patients, has improved health status of Rwandans adding that other countries should imitate the same for the betterment of their citizens.

She also hailed Rwanda for recognizing and respecting the Abuja 2001 treaty where African leaders agreed to allocate the 15% of their government expenditure to health sectors.

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