President Paul Kagame has met the World Health Organisation (WHO) Director General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus who has been in Rwanda for a two day visit.
Through his twitter handle after the meeting, Tedros thanked Kagame for leadership and political support for Universal Health Coverage.
“It was a real honor to meet with President Kagame. I thanked him for his leadership and political support for Universal Health Coverage. Rwanda is doing an amazing job for Health For All,” Tedros said in a tweet.
Replying to Tedros’ tweet, Kagame said that Global Health is a paramount responsibility for all leaders.
“Global health is a paramount responsibility for all of us especially leaders. It also has wide security implications. Thank you Dr. Tedros for remarkable work!”Kagame’s said in a tweet.
While visiting Mayange Health Center in Bugesera District yesterday, Tedros commended the job of Community Health Workers (Abajyanamab’Ubuzima) in easing access to health services to population.
He said, Rwanda is a goldmine of best practices for how to make Health For All a reality.
“Rwanda is a goldmine of best practices for how to make Health For All a reality. The community health workers I met today were nothing short of amazing. I was so impressed by their passion and dedication,” he said.
“And this is Rwanda’s present and future, bursting with hope and promise. In Mayange, all pregnant women deliver at the health centre. All people have community health insurance. All children are vaccinated. You don’t see these rates in many places,” he added.
Kagame and World Health Organisation (WHO) Director General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus