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A partnership that will remain a trigger of development

Phasing
-
out of Rwandan
-
German c
ooperation in health

The aid effectiveness agenda of the Rwandan Government foresees a
phasing out of the German support to the Rwandan health sector by
December 2012 / April 2013.

It marks the closure of 35 years of cooperation in health, which is currently
being evaluated b
y the newly founded German Institute for Development
Evaluation (DEval).

From 27 November to 11 December 2012 stakeholders will look back on
achievements, learn from experience and discuss challenges for the future
of the Rwandan health sector.

During 35
years of continuous
Rwandan
-
German cooperation in health since 1979
, more
than 60 million euro have been provided by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and
Development (BMZ) as technical cooperation (through GIZ) and financial cooperation (throug
h
KfW). Moreover, 140 development workers have worked in Rwanda, mainly as medical doctors.

The
comprehensive Rwandan
-
German Health Programme

in its current form,
integrating the
contributions from

all German organizations and a large panel of instruments

(human capacity
development, development workers, financial and technical cooperation, Sector Wide
Approaches, Sector Budget Support, pooled funding) into one joint programme, goes back to
2003. It has been supporting the national level (Ministry of Healt
h) as well as five districts
(Gicumbi, Gisagara, Huye, Musanze, and Nyaruguru) and seven hospitals (CHU Butare,
Byumba, Gakoma, Kabutare, Kibilizi, Munini, and Ruhengeri). The Programme has worked
mainly in three areas: (1) health financing; (2) sexual & r
eproductive health and HIV; (3) human
resource development and health technology management.

T
he Rwandan
-
German cooperation in recent years has contributed to:

2




H
igh health insurance coverage leading to better access of the poor to health
services



The Pr
ogramme provided
technical
support to the development
of

the

community
-
based health insurance

(“mutuelle”)
that covers today
91% of the population
.



I
ncreased use of contraceptives resulting in a decline in fertility and the
stabilisation of HIV rates



The Programme funded the social marketing of
contraceptives and campaigns to encourage behaviour change.



A sound policy framework for the
health sector



The Programme supported

the
development and implementation of important national strategies, notabl
y on sexual and
reproductive health of adolescents, family planning, human resource development,
gender
-
based violence and maintenance of medical equipment.



I
mproved aid effectiveness and government ownership



The Programme was
closely aligned to national
strategies

and used

joint planning
,

sector budget support and
pooled funds
.

The
closing events
include a roadshow through the partner districts with photo exhibitions, a
theatre competition and speeches (27
/
11/2012

Musanze
; 28/11/2012 in Gicumbi; 04/12/2012
Huye, covering also

Gisagara

and Nyaruguru). Finally, a
conference
will be held in Kigali (10
-
11/12/2012)
with
some 100 participants representing
c
urrent and former Rwandan partners and
international devel
opment partners, as well as high
-
level visitors from BMZ, KfW and GIZ head
offices. This conference will be looking back at 35 years of cooperation but also thinking ahead
about the future of international cooperation in Rwanda’s health sector.


Ubufatanye

twagiranye buzahora ari imbarutso y’iterambere.


“The partnership we had together will remain the trigger of development.”

Further available information material

-

Fact sheet of the current programme

-

Annual reports of the programme (2003
-
2011)

-

Timeline: his
torical overview of Rwandan
-
German cooperation in health (1979
-
2012)

Contacts

for further information

Arthur Asiimwe

Ministry of Health

Head of Division

RBC/RHCC

Tel:
+250 (
0
)
788

312

517

Email:
arthur.asiimwe@gmail.com


Andrea Hensel

Embassy of the Federal

Republic of Germany


Tel +250 280 575 222

Mobile +250
(
0
)
784 509 508

Email
andrea.hensel@diplo.de

Esther Tidjani


GIZ Office Kigali Rwanda


Tel +250
252

573

537

Mobile +250 (0)78
8

307

803

Email

:
esther.tidjani@giz.de