Designing Health Systems for Rural Rwandan Communities

Eighty-three percent (83%) of Rwanda’s 12,000,000 population lives rurally outside the capital Kigali. Rwanda’s free universal healthcare system addresses the more immediate needs of the country’s rural citizens via an extensive network of healthcare centres and local community healthcare workers (CHWs) located in villages. Services offered include antenatal care, administering child nutrition programs, and diagnosing acute illnesses (including COVID-19 and malaria).