By Asma’u Ahmad
The Rwandan government says it aims to achieve universal coverage of equitable quality maternal, neonatal and child health services by 2024.
The country’s health minister Diane Gashumba said on Thursday in Kigali. “The government will scale up setting up of health posts in every administrative cell of the country.
“So as to ensure equity in terms of geographic accessibility to health care services,’’ Gashumba briefed reporters at the three-day African Conference on Emergency Medicine which began on Wednesday.
According to her, there are currently about 610 health posts across the country, but in partnership with other development partners, more efforts are being put to ensure that every cell has one.
“Training of health workers and bridging geographical accessibility gaps through emergency medical services are critical in achieving universal health coverage,’’ she added.
The forum draws about 500 participants including physicians, nurses, paramedics, technicians, local organisation leaders, policy makers, government officials, and potential donors from about 45 countries across the world.