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Twenty years after the most horrific genocide in living memory, Rwanda’s health system has made exceptional strides, and health indicator improvements are without precedent on the continent.
URC has played a significant part in helping Rwanda improve its health indicators. URC’s work in Rwanda began under USAID’s Quality Assurance Project (QAP, 1990–2008), when our non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services, provided assistance to the Ministry of Health (MOH) to engender quality assurance activities. Following QAP, URC’s efforts have been focused on institutionalizing quality improvement methods and identifying lessons and best practices.
URC has also provided the Rwandan MOH technical assistance in integrating modern quality improvement methods in priority services, such as family planning and reproductive health counseling; malaria, TB and HIV prevention/treatment; and maternal, newborn and child health; and orphan and vulnerable child services.