Signing Ceremony for “the Project for Construction of Second-Generation Health Post in Ruhinga Cell, Nyabimata Sector, Nyaruguru District” under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP)

写真1 GGP Grant Contract Signing Ceremony (Left: Mr. Manasseh Gihana Wandera, Executive Director of SFH, Middle: Mr. Janvier GASHEMA, Acting Mayor of Nyaruguru district, Right: Chargé d'Affaires Ms. Yukako OCHI)
 On October 15, at Nyaruguru District office, Ms. Yukako OCHI, Chargé d’Affaires ad interim of the Embassy of Japan, and Mr. Manasseh Gihana Wandera, Executive Director of Society for Family Health Rwanda (SFH), signed a Grant Contract amounting up to 75,401 USD under GGP.
Ruhinga cell in Nyaruguru district does not have a Health Post, and the nearest Health Post is two and half hours away on foot. In this project, SFH will construct a new Second-Generation Health Post and purchase furniture and medical equipment, which will benefit to 26,000 people in and around Ruhinga cell. This project is expected to improve welfare of the local communities, enabling the people to access quality health care within 30 minutes on foot.
写真2 Representatives of SFH, Mr. Janvier, Representatives of the Embassy of Japan
 Ms. Yukako OCHI said in her remarks: “It is an honour for me to sign the grant contract for this Project. I appreciate the SFH’s great contribution in Rwanda’s Health Sector, and sincerely hope for a successful implementation of this Project. I wish to come here again to see big smiles on mother’s faces and their families who will have benefitted for this project.”

Mr. Mannasseh Gihana Wandera expressed his gratitude to the Embassy of Japan and said that the second-generation health post to be established will contribute to improvement of access to essential health services for community members of Ruhinga cell, which will also contribute to health outcome of community members.

Mr. Janvier GASHEMA, the Acting Mayor of Nyaruguru district, also showed his appreciation to the Embassy of Japan, and said that this project will achieve health targets in Rwanda. The signing ceremony was covered by the news media in Rwanda.