Rwanda on Friday held the first African International Medical and Healthcare Forum, bringing together members of the Shanghai Medical Instruments Trade Association (SMITA) and Rwandan health care policymakers, experts and practitioners, the New Times reports.
During the opening of the Forum, Rwanda’s Minister for Health, Patrick Ndimubanzi said that there is need to focus on the development of tertiary healthcare system in the country so as to facilitate development of quality health services.
The two-day forum, held under the theme, “Better Health, Realised Dreams”, aimed at providing a platform for Rwanda to pitch its health sector investment opportunities to the Chinese private sector and to find ways of enhancing health care standards in Rwanda by working closely with colleagues in SMITA, thew New Times reports.
According to the state minister, the key priorities is to be able to provide advanced quality care and treatment to Rwanda’s citizens, have modern equipment and skilled personnel to handle complex diseases.
The CEO of Rwanda Development Board, Claire Akamanzi said that putting focus on the medical and health sector is very important because, for Rwanda, the health of its citizens comes first.
Rwanda is focused on enhancing the health sector and transforming into regional medical hub. The country also aims to resolve the lack of facilities which leads to people seeking medical care abroad.
The Vice chairman of Shanghai Medical Instrument Trade Association, Charles Ownn said that their team is more than honoured to work together with Rwanda. He further thanked RDB for the opportunity to invest and is looking forward to good initiatives that will lead to economic growth.