Together with Rwanda’s Ministry of Health and many partners, staff from Jhpiego’s Rwanda office participated in an Integrated Health Week this March, celebrating the country’s progress and continued efforts towards enhancing the health and well-being of the population, and reducing poverty throughout the country.
Rwanda has seen much progress in health over the past decade. The rate of assisted delivery increased from 69% in 2010 to 91% in 2015. Under-5 mortality dropped from 152 to just 50 deaths per 1,000 live births between 2005 and 2015, and maternal mortality has likewise fallen.
During the Health Week celebrations, Rwanda’s Minister of Health congratulated and awarded many community health workers. Remera-Rukoma Hospital, Mutenderi Health Center, and Kibungo Hospital were recognized as top-performing facilities. All have benefitted from the support of the US Agency for International Development’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program, led by Jhpiego.