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National Family Planning and Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (FP/ASRH) Strategic Plan (2018-2024)

Ministry of Health, Rwanda

The government of Rwanda has prioritized FP and ASRH to drive its vision for poverty reduction and improved socioeconomic conditions. This plan is aligned with other important government policies including visions 2020 and 2050, EDPRS III, HSSP IV, and the SDGs. It hopes to serve as a guide, outlining strategic directions towards FP and ASRH to improve well-being. The strateguc plan highlights the renewal of the ministry’s resolve to deepen commitment levels to the importance of FP and ARSH. It specifies the need to involve men and youths to ensure greater efforts and coverage of the FP programs.

Rwanda 2018 Health

Guidelines on Submission of Documentation for Registration of Human Pharmaceutical Products

Ministry of Health, Rwanda

“These guidelines were compiled by the Technical Working Group (TWG) on Medicines Evaluation and Registration (MER) of the East African Community Medicine Regulatory Harmonization (EAC MRH) project. They relied on registration requirements of their individual countries, World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Conference on Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Registration of Medicines for Human Use (ICH). The guidelines were developed to provide direction to the ministry of health in managing applications for registration of human pharmaceutical products in Rwanda”

Rwanda 2014 Health

Fourth Health Sector Strategic Plan (HSSP IV) (2018-2024)

Ministry of Health, Rwanda

This national policy on health sector spans a 7-year period. It hopes to serve as a guidance for the coordination and implementation of activities in the health sector. It builds and learns from the HSSP III. It analyzes the health sector holistically and is aligned with other relevant national and international declarations including Rwanda’s vision 2050, National Strategy for Transformation, and the UN’s SDGs.

Rwanda 2017 Health

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Strategic Plan (2018-2024)

Ministry of Health, Rwanda

This strategic plan for EMS acknowledges the success achieved so far, and the challenges bedeviling the delivery of the EMS in Rwanda. This plan serves both as an overview of the EMS in Rwanda and a way to address prevalent challenges. It ultimately pursues ensuring emergency medical services are provided efficiently and effectively to reduce mortality and morbidity to the barest minimum. It is aligned with other important plans, policies, and targets like the HSSP, vision 2020, and the SDGs.

Rwanda Health

Emergency Medicine Clinical Guidelines

Ministry of Health, Rwanda

Medical emergencies are inevitabilities, even in the most developed countries. The Government of Rwanda however realizes the underdeveloped nature of its emergency system which contributes in no small measure to mortality rates in the country. The clinical guidelines recognizes the poor way healthcare handlers manage emergency situations. The guidelines contained in this document is therefore relevant to incoming and existing healthcare practitioners in Rwanda. It points out the basic concepts required to effectively handle and manage emergency medical situations in Rwanda.

Rwanda Health

National Community Health Policy

Ministry of Health, Rwanda

This document identifies the important role played by the community health service in the overall development of the country’s health sector. It notes the challenges that need attention to ensure improved efficiency in discharging the sector’s mandate. This policy has been designed to complement other key government policies like the EDPRS, the vision 2020, and international goals like the MDGs.

Rwanda 2015 Health

National Guidelines for School Eye Health Screening in Rwanda

Ministry of Health, Rwanda

Concerned organizations have risen over the years to offer eye health screening to school children. These organizations have been solely in charge of determining procedures, equipment, workers, as well as fees charged for the activities. However, the government is concerned about the uncoordinated way in which these screenings are carried out. The guidelines contained in this document therefore push towards addressing these concerns and coordinating the activities of eye health screening in Rwandan schools.

Rwanda 2019 Health

Third Health Sector Strategic Plan (HSSP III) (2012-2018)

Ministry of Health, Rwanda

The third HSSP is a continuation of HSSP I and HSSP II. It hopes to consolidate on the achievements of both plans in line with government’s resolve to tackle the health challenges of the population. It addresses critical areas like maternal health and non-communicable diseases. It holistically covers every aspect of the health sector from prevention, treatment, and control of diseases, to general strengthening of the health sector

Rwanda Health

Health Financing Strategic Plan (2018-2024)

Ministry of Health, Rwanda

This strategic plan pursues facilitating the implementation of the fourth Health sector strategic plan, HSSP IV. It focuses on pooling resources, sourcing for finance, and purchasing of health services. It basically strives to ensure the goals and targets of the HSSP IV in conjunction with other crucial policies are attained by the set date.

Rwanda 2019 Health

Rwanda Health Sector Wide Approach (SWAP) Procedures Manual.

Ministry of Health, Rwanda

This procedural manual represents the effort of the government of Rwanda to holistically regulate the activities of the health sector. It works towards coordinating both the financial and technical aspect of the delivery of health sector activities. It covers all policies and strategies that align with the set goals of the health sector including vision 2020, the EDPRS, the HSSP, among others.

Rwanda 2010 Health

Health Sector Policy

Ministry of Health, Rwanda

This policy highlights government’s resolve to coordinate all efforts and activities in the health sector. It enshrines government goals and targets for the sector as contained in the vision 2020, the EDPRS and the HSSP. It recognizes the need to change priority areas in line with change in epidemiologic and socio-economic conditions of Rwandans. “It sets the health sector’s objectives, identifies the priority health interventions for meeting these objectives, outlines the role of each level in the health system, and provides guidelines for improved planning and evaluation of activities in the health sector.” It is the first point of call for all stakeholders in the health sector.

Rwanda 2015 Health

Guidelines for Decommissioning and Disposing Healthcare Equipment in Rwanda

Ministry of Health, Rwanda

The guidelines contained in this document serve as a guide for the safe and efficient disposal and decommission of obsolete and unserviceable health equipment. It underlines the need for new health equipment as changes evolve. It also emphasizes the need to ensure disposal and decommissioning is done safely (both to humans and the environment), economically, and efficiently, in line with best practices.

Rwanda 2017 Health

National Strategic Plan for Eye Health (2018-2024)

Ministry of Health, Rwanda

This national strategy for eye health aligns with the health sector policy and the HSSP IV. These policies strive to ensure the citizens of the country have equitable access to quality health services. The strategic plan work towards addressing issues relating to avoidable blindness and visual impairment.

Rwanda 2018 Health

National Ear and Hearing Care Plan (2018-2024)

Ministry of Health, Rwanda

This plan details strategies directed towards improving healthcare as it relates to ear and hearing. It attests to the challenges associated with awareness, detection, and management of ear and hearing issues. It’s objective is to improve healthcare wih respect to access, affordability, quality and efficiency towards achieving universal health coverage

Rwanda 2018 Health

The National Health Research Agenda (2014-2018)

Ministry of Health, Rwanda

The national health research agenda seeks to coordinate researchers in the health sector. It acknowledges already existing research efforts in the country and the uncoordinated way in which they have been conducted. It also perceives the need to ensure government policies, strategies, plans and efforts are research driven. It aims to ensure relevant and strategic areas are prioritised and the whole research efforts in the health sector are purposefully planned and coordinated.

Rwanda 2014 Health

National Food and Nutrition Policy (NFNP)

Ministry of Local Government,Ministry of Health,Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Rwanda

The NFNP strives to consolidate on the achievements recorded in the areas of food security and Nutrition in the country. It serves as an update on the National Nutrition Policy of 2007. The NFNP highlights and aims to address the gaps and changes in prevailing conditions since 2007. It understands the linkage and interrelation that exists between food security and nutrition and the need to significantly improve both.

Rwanda 2014 Health

National School Health Strategic Plan (2013-2018)

Ministry of Education, Rwanda

The government of Rwanda has among its goals, achievement of education for all, and improved health status for the population.The National School Health Strategic Plan contains strategies and frameworks necessary to achieve the above mentioned goals. It identifies the roles schools can play in ensuring safety and promotion of children health. It contains areas of specialization, and issues that need to be addressed to faciliate the beneficial connection between education and health condition of schoolchildren.

Rwanda 2014 Health

Maternal Newborn and Child Health Strategic Plan (2018-2024)

Ministry of Health, Rwanda

Moving forward from the successful attainment of health sector MDGs, the country strives to align its policies and strategies with the SDGs. This strategic plan recognises the need for newborns, women, and children to survive the child bearing process, and live long to realise their full potential. It charts the course for sustainable health care delivery to newborns, women, and children and is consistent with other efforts and strategies of the government in the health sector.

Rwanda 2018 Health

Family Planning Policy

Ministry of Health, Rwanda

This policy on family planning aims to address the various challenges inhibiting the full implementation and success of family planning in Rwanda. It ultimately focuses on ensuring that national and international goals as related to the health sector and specifically to the effectiveness of family planning are attained.

Rwanda 2012 Health

National Mental Health Policy in Rwanda

Ministry of Health, Rwanda

The government of Rwanda recognises the prevalence of mental health disorders arising from the 1994 genocide in Rwanda against the Tutsis. These disorders include epilepsy, and post traumatic stress disorders (PTSD) among others. It pursues improvement in access to health care facilities at the community level as a means of effective control of mental health issues in the country. It discusses the challenges faced in delivering effective healthcare and the need to continuously train mental health care providers and handlers.

Rwanda Health