Since 2010, I was a medical Doctor at Butaro Hospital and later in 2012, a medical coordinator for oncology program, employed by the Ministry of Health. In both positions I worked so closely with PIH/IMB, so I was so familiar with its various programs, even more than PIH/IMB’s staff who were not directly involved in the clinical programs.Read More
After 11 years at IMB, do you have any anecdotes to share with us?
I have a story that is so unbelievable; you can never imagine that I have been in this same situation two different times! I have had to deliver two babies, in the back of a PIH vehicle, without a doctor or nurse – two times!
June 2006... That’s when I heard about Partners In Health for the first time. In 2006, I was working in a local NGO called “AFCF GIRIBANGA” which was supporting people living with HIV/AIDS. We were based in Gikondo-Kigali. At that time, we were supporting more than 100 people but every month we were losing about 3 of them. We started asking ourselves where those people were leaving for. Unexpectedly, in June, I met one of them in Kigali town (Main Taxi Parking) and asked him where he left us for. “I found a better organization called Patanazi in Rwinkwavu, they treat HIV Patients. That’s where I live and if all goes well, I will take my family there” he said. He started giving me names of other patients that we had lost who were also living in Rwinkwavu. I couldn’t tell that “Patanazi” was Partners In Health.Read More