Working towards a new community education program in Rwanda

In the first week of December Rwandan country representative Marie Michele Umulisa and project manager Judith de Lange have been working side by side to thoroughly review the Health[e]Community e-learning course.

Together with experts in Rwanda a tailor-made overhaul is done for the program that combines topics such as maternal, newborn and adolescent health to enhance community health workers’ knowledge and skills about how to inform and motivate their community about a healthy start in life.

Differentiated care, integrated community case management, decentralization and “reaching the last mile” have been key topics over the past years; everyone working in global health realizes how important the engagement of community health workers is in reaching the SDG’s.

Health[e]Foundation continues their efforts to educate all Rwandan community health workers in charge with the Health[e]Community program in the coming years. This is only possible, with the existing strong collaboration with the Ministry of Health in Rwanda and seeking for partnerships with other organizations active in Rwanda.

Based on the experience of the previous participants of the Health[e]Community course the program is improved and enriched with new topics that fit the needs expressed by the Ministry of Health of Rwanda. We expect that in the first months of 2019 the program plans will be finalized and we are looking forward to support the community health workers in their work to improve the health of the Rwandan community.


Country representative Marie Michele Umulisa in action while updating the modules