CHALLENGES ENCOUNTERED BY PWDs TO ACCESS THE HEALTH SERVICES IN RWANDA

NCPD Staff with medical staff from Ruhengeri Hospital

 

From 14/01/2013 to 13/02/2013, a team made by the Health and Counseling Officer, Mr. Nkurayija Marcel and the in charge of Disability Friendly Communication, Mrs Nyirabugenimana Sylvie is conducting field visits in different hospitals to identify challenges encountered by PWDs when accessing health services in Rwanda and to identify cases of Persons with Disabilities who may have undergone Sexual and Gender Based Violence and treated in those hospitals and One Stop Center services.

During visits, the team meets Director of the Hospital to introduce the purpose of the visit; Director of Nursing to provide necessary information, nurses’ staff of emergency unit and the staff of One Stop Center.

Findings from these visits compiled in a report will be shared with different stakeholders in one day meeting and from discussions; recommendations will be formulated for further advocacy.

The field visits are scheduled as follows:

DATES

HOSPITAL TO BE VISITED

TIME

Monday: 14/01/2013

Ruli Hospital

Nemba Hospital +One Stop Center

8h00’ to 12h00’

14h00’ to 17h00’

Tuesday:15/01/2013

Ruhengeri Hospital

Kabaya Hospital + One Stop Center

8h00’ to 12h00’

14h00’ to 17h00’

Wednesday:16/01/2013

Gisenyi Hospital + One Stop Center

8h00’to 12h00’

Thusday:17/01/2013

Kanombe Military Hospital

Masaka Hospital

8h00’ to 17h00’

14h00’ to 17h00’

Friday:18/01/2013

CHUK

8h00’to 17h00’

Monday:21/01/2013

Kabgayi Hospital + One Stop Center

Nyanza Hospital  

8h00’to 17h00’

14h00’ to 17h00’

Tuesday:22/01/2013

Kabutare Hospital

CHUB

8h00’to 12h00’

14h00’ to 17h00’

Wednesday:23/1/2013

Kigeme Hospital

8h00’to 12h00’

 

Thusday:24/1/2013

Muhima Hospital

Kacyiru Police  Hospital

8h00’to 17h00’

14h00’ to 17h00’

Friday:25/1/2013

Nyamata Hospital + One Stop center

8h00’to 12h00’

Tuesday:05/02/2013

Gihundwe Hospital

Mibilizi Hospital + One Stop Center

8h00’to 12h00’ 14h 00’ to 17h00’

Wednesday:06/02/2012

Bushenge Hospital

8h00’to 17h00’

Thusday:07/02/2013

Karongi Hospital

8h00’to 17h00’

Friday:08/2/2013

Byumba Hospital

08h 00’ to 12h00’

Monday:11/02/2013

Rwamagana and Kiziguro Hospital

8h00’to 12h00’  14h 00’ to 17h00’

Tuesday:12/02/2013

Nyagatare Hospital + One stop Center

8h00’to 12h00’

Wednesday:13/02/2013

Kibungo Hospital

+ One Stop Center

Kirehe Hospital

8h00’to 12h00’

Reported by Sylivie NYIRABUGENIMANA

Disability Friendly Communication Officer/NCPD