Why We Work in Rwanda
Two decades after the tragic Rwandan genocide, Rwanda is the most densely populated country in Africa. Over 80% of the population lives in rural areas and around two thirds live in poverty.
Despite these challenges, Rwanda has made substantial progress in its maternal health indicators in recent years: the maternal mortality rate has dropped from 750 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2005 to 480 in 100,000 and 69% of deliveries are performed at health centers with the assistance of skilled personnel.
Nevertheless, there continues to be a growing backlog of untreated cases in Rwanda as years of civil unrest and limited access to fistula services prevented women from seeking treatment.
Meet Our Partners
We identify local surgical teams in Rwanda already successfully treating women with fistula—and then work to amplify their efforts.
- Location: Kigali and Runda
- Partner Since: 2021
University Central Hospital of Kigali (in partnership with Eagle Research Center)
- Location: Kigali
- Partner In: 2014
Below are funding totals since the start of each partnership.
- Ubi Caritas: $156,750
- University Central Hospital of Kigali (in partnership with Eagle Research Center): $50,185