Building Health Posts, a step towards Universal Health Coverage
In line with Rwanda’s goal to expand access to health care services by having 1 health post at the cell level across the country, PIH/IMB recently constructed and equipped 11 health posts in four districts in Eastern province: 4 in Kirehe, 3 in Kayonza, 2 in Ngoma, and 2 in Gatsibo. This takes the total number of health posts built by PIH/IMB over the past 4 years to 47. In addition to these, 5 health posts will be built in Burera in FY19.
On May 29, PIH/IMB and Kirehe District organized the inauguration of Health Posts built in Kirehe District. The inaugural ceremony took place at the Health Post constructed in Cyambwe cell, Nasho sector, Kirehe district. It was officially launched by the Vice-Mayor of Kirehe district and Dr. Gottlieb, the CEO of PIH. As mentioned by the Vice Mayor, this Cyambwe health post was specifically chosen as it also represents the long term vision of the Rwandan Government. The Cyambwe health post is part of an Integrated Development Approach Model Village (IDP).
The IDP came as a resolution in favor of rational land use and management and accelerate servicing with basic social economic and physical infrastructures in rural areas. One of the challenges that the Government intends to overcome with IDP is to assist households living in high risk zone from severely land slides and flooding.