Rwanda is located in Eastern Africa and has a population of 11 million people with a life expectancy of 66 years for men and 70 years for women. The National Development Strategy 2020 stipulates that health policies must be targeting the poorest population to improve access to and quality of healthcare in addition to reducing cost. Committed to achieving universal access to health care and to strengthening health support systems’ policies, resources and management mechanisms, the Ministry of Health revised its national health policy and produced its third Health Sector Strategic Plan 2012-2018. To ensure coherence, the health financing strategic plan is reviewed in 2019 assisted by the UHC Partnership (UHC-P), which Rwanda joined in 2018. The review addresses capacity and health financing sustainability challenges as well as adaption of the community-based health insurance scheme. Additionally, throughout 2019, the UHC-P supports health governance, scaling up human resources for health and strengthening of information systems to ensure appropriate delivery of health services. You can access important country documents by clicking here.

Key Health Indicators