Lab Technicians Learn to Identify Multiple Malaria Species with Microscopes

Malaria lab tech Rwanda

The World Health Organization recommends that all patients who are suspected of having malaria be promptly diagnosed by microscopy or a rapid diagnostic test before being treated. Year after year, the Tanda Health Center, nestled in the hills of Gicumbi District in the Northern Province of Rwanda, saw a rise in cases of patients suffering

Striving to improve care in the community to save time and lives 

Rwanda

When Beatha Mukabucyana’s children fell sick with malaria, a community health worker in her village in Rwanda treated them. “The quick and efficient health services, provided to me in time of need, motivated me to become a community health worker,” she said.  Chosen to serve as a community health worker (CHW) by her village, Karambi,

Strengthening Primary Health Care

Building future-ready, resilient health systems to ensure access to quality health care for everyone, at every stage of life Half of the world’s population still lack access to essential health services. Over 1 billion people are at risk of falling into poverty from health care costs that are 10% or more of their household budget.