Restoring diabetes care in Rwanda: the need for effective partnerships

In 1994, more than one million people died in Rwanda in one of the worst genocides in modern times. Rwandan society, at all levels including healthcare, continues to count the human and financial costs of the tragedy – a burden which is compounded by the debilitating scarcity of resources in the nation as a whole. Most of Rwanda’s 8 200 000 inhabitants are united by poverty: according to figures published by the World Bank, the yearly per capita income in Rwanda is 220 USD. François Gishoma reports on the status of diabetes care and makes a call for cost-effective collaborative solutions to the dire problems faced by people with diabetes in Rwanda.
Rwanda, Fraternité, Association Rwandaise des Diabétiques, genocide