3 things putting Rwanda on the path to UHC

Speaking to Uzziel Ndagijimana, Rwanda’s minister of state for economic planning, Devex explores how Rwanda is making strong progress toward universal health coverage.

BRUSSELS — Rwanda is making strong progress toward universal health coverage for its population of 12 million people. A community-based health insurance scheme, introduced in 1999, now 90 percent of the population, and a network of 45,000 volunteer community health workers has brought health care to the village level.

Uzziel Ndagijimana, Rwanda’s minister of state for economic planning, explains how the government has gone about implementing key health reforms and services that have put the country on the path to UHC.

How do we ensure that people worldwide get the care they need without the risk of being pushed further into poverty? Devex explores the path to universal health coverage. Join us as we ask what it will take to achieve UHC for all by visiting our Healthy Horizons site and tagging #HealthyHorizons, #Health4All and @Devex.

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    Naomi Mihara is a video journalist for Devex, based in Barcelona. She has a background in journalism and international development, having previously worked as an assistant correspondent for Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper and as a communications officer for the International Organization for Migration in Southeast Asia. She holds a master's degree in multimedia journalism from Bournemouth University.
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