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Rwanda Military Hospital to Offer Treatment to Genocide Survivors

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As part of Army Week, website like this the RMH will treat survivors of the Genocide who still suffer from their wounds. This builds on the work already done by the hospital in offering specialised treatment to survivors.

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To date, RMH has covered 16 districts and treated 30,000 genocide survivors. Of these, around 15 have been transferred abroad for services that could not be provided in Rwanda.


During Army Week, Genocide survivors from Musanze, Gakenke and Burera will be treated at Ruhengeri and Nemba hospitals and specialists will consult those who need further medical care or surgery.


In these three districts, the target is to treat 1,000 survivors. One thousand Genocide survivors from Nyabihu district will also be offered treatment by RMH specialists. All services will be free of charge.


Non-surgical and surgical male circumcision as well as HIV counselling and testing will be provided by the Rwanda Military Hospital in Rubavu, Musanze and Burera districts.


This activity has been organised in partnership with the Society for Family Health and Drew Cares International.


The Rwanda Military Hospital will offer free dental and eye care in Musanze and Burera districts. Included in this activity is the provision of cataract surgery at Ruhengeri Hospital.


Rwanda Defence Force members will take part in Army Week by donating blood to help save the lives of many Rwandans in need of blood transfusions.


This activity is organised in partnership with the National Blood Transfusion Centre and will officially launch at 9am on 24 June 2014 at the Kanombe Military Barracks in Kigali.


Army Week was created to support and strengthen government policies and programmes that improve national development and citizen welfare across Rwanda.


The Army Weeks organised by the Rwanda Military Hospital involve taking specialised health care closer to citizens in need – especially those in rural and remote areas of the country where access to medical specialists is limited.

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