Rwandan Community Health Worker Is Vital Part of Health Care Delivery

Rwandan Community Health Worker Is Vital Part of Health Care Delivery

Through programs supported by the Maternal and Child Survival Program, thanks to the United States Agency for International Development, the number of women receiving or maintaining a modern family planning method in Rwanda increased from 384,805 in 2015 to nearly 500,000 today.

Mentoring Makes the Difference

A midwife mentor uses a newborn-sized doll to demonstrate techniques to two nursing students.

The government of Rwanda has made a priority of expanding access to quality reproductive health services by increasing the competency and confidence of nurses and midwives—those providers who deliver the bulk of health care here to pregnant women, mothers and children.

Delivering Emergency Care with Confidence

Lunch would have to wait.
Midwife Pauline Mukabasinga was just about ready to enjoy her midday meal on Monday, February 6, when a nurse she worked with at Kabarore Health Center called for her assistance. It was urgent.