Information for Patients
Healthcare in Rwanda is slowly progressing, albeit with a long way to go. The healthcare system is divided by the private and the public sector, with the latter administered through the government by the Rwandan Ministry of Health. Within the public sector, its divided by primary care, emergency care and tertiary services as well. The healthcare system also has a network of community health workers that work as intermediaries between patients and the primary care service network. There are four national hospitals and each district has a key hospital for main referrals. Healthcare in Rwanda is universal and is among the best in the African continent for the quality and service provided.
Information for Health Care Professionals
All approval and consultations are required to be done via the Rwandan Embassy or representation within your jurisdiction. Please consult both the local Rwandan embassy/consulate as well as the representative of a key Rwandan Medical society in order to understand the requirements needed to practice medicine in Rwanda.
English is the language of instruction for medical education in Rwanda.
Information for Travelers
Due to the higher quality of service in comparison to neighboring countries, Rwanda gets a fair amount of medical tourism coming from neighboring countries such as Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Yellow fever vaccinations along with certificate is required prior to arrival in the country. Hepatitis A and B, along with Cholera, shots are recommended prior to arrival. Malarial tablets are also recommended.
Link to the Ministry of health website for that country: http://somalilandmoh.com