Kigali city authorities have announced plans to increase health infrastructure in the city to cater for the growing city population.
City Mayor Fidele Ndayisaba said that the city will scale up a campaign on behavior change among residents toward their health improvements and explore how patients will receive treatment when diseases occur.
“We will increase health centers and equip hospitals. However what is needed is to put more effort in sensitizing citizens on how to prevent diseases” Ndaysaba noted.
The Ministry of Health has warned City dwellers need special attention in terms of health care due to the fact that urbanization is likely to pose a lot of health challenges.
Statistics indicate that population of Kigali is expected to double by 2020 to around 2 million inhabitants compared to 1.2 million today.
According to experts, this will result in increasing demand for basic health services but also pressure on the environment.