MoH, stakeholders review annual performance

The Ministry of Health (MoH) yesterday held a meeting with all its stakeholders to assess its performance over the past one year.Among the issues discussed, were the progress made, challenges and some of the recommendations to make the sector perform better.
Health officials during the Health Sector Review meeting yesterday.The New Times /Timothy Kisambira
Health officials during the Health Sector Review meeting yesterday.The New Times /Timothy Kisambira

The Ministry of Health (MoH) yesterday held a meeting with all its stakeholders to assess its performance over the past one year.

Among the issues discussed, were the progress made, challenges and some of the recommendations to make the sector perform better.

The Permanent Secretary at the ministry, Dr Uzziel Ndagijimana, stated that the meeting was held to review activities and devise ways of improving the sector.

“So far, we are making progress and the statistics are also impressive. There has been a decline in the prevalence of many diseases, increase in the number of ambulances and health facilities,” Ndagijimana said.

He noted that more health facilities are being put up and services improved at these centres to ensure that the citizens live in good health.

Ndagijimana further observed that the number of health providers had increased which translated into more Rwandans accessing professional medical personnel.

Dr Jean Nkurunziza, who made a presentation on the progress made in health related issues between 2010/2011, noted that one of the priorities of the year was strengthening reproductive health and family planning.

In his presentation, he noted that there was an increase in the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS (PMTCT) services.

“PMTCT services increased from 75 percent to 80 percent from 2009 to 2010,” Nkurunziza revealed.

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