Jembi CEO, Dr Chris Seebregts, participated in a live panel discussion on SABC’S Health Talk show regarding Rwanda HealthCare development
Cape Town, South Africa – July 2014 – Jembi’s CEO Dr Chris Seebregts participated in a live panel discussion on Rwanda’s Health development, specifically building and strengthening a new health system in Rwanda, post 1994 genocide, aired by the South African Broadcast Corporation (SABC).
The first part of the broadcast included background material outlining health developments in Rwanda, including recorded interviews with Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Minister of Health, Dr Agnes Binagwaho. Focusing on post-genocide developments, they spoke of the impressive gains that Rwanda has achieved in key health indicators as well as expanding the system to different levels of healthcare service delivery. The work has resulted in substantial gains in health service provision to the entire population of this small landlocked country with limited natural resources.
During the subsequent discussion, Dr Seebregts shared Jembi’s experiences and challenges strengthening health information systems through its’ Rwanda program and development of the Rwanda Health Information Exchange (RHIE). Dr Seebregts explained that the system has been implemented in the national data centre in Kigali and services maternal healthcare facilities and community health workers in the Rwamagana district of Rwanda.
The panel session was hosted by Dr Motaung. A second panelist, Dr Flavia Senkubuge – (Deputy President of Public Health Association of South Africa) provided additional insights into aspects of the Rwandan healthcare system, including some of the innovative approaches that were used to address important challenges.
View live insert: (Part 1)
and (Part 2)