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 {Photo Credit: Denise Museminali/MSH} Women waiting at a health center in Rwanda hold up their health insurance identification cards.Photo Credit: Denise Museminali/MSH

The USAID-supported, MSH-led Rwanda Health Systems Strengthening (RHSS) Project works to reinforce the Rwandan government's capacity to plan, lead, and implement strategic interventions to strengthen key health system structures and processes, all while building sustainability and country ownership.

{Photo Credit: Rui Pires}Photo Credit: Rui Pires

After five hours of labor, Rachael Kabugho was in excruciating pain. The staff at Bwera Hospital in western Uganda examined her but they lacked the clinical skills to determine why the birth wasn’t progressing. Meanwhile, Kabugho was getting weaker and her pain was becoming worse. Fears were growing that the 29-year-old mother of three and her baby would not survive

{Photo Credit: Warren Zelman}Photo Credit: Warren Zelman

Well-functioning health systems require continuous availability of safe and affordable pharmaceuticals of assured quality. However, the high value of medicines, the size of public pharmaceutical budgets, and the complexity of the supply chain leave pharmaceutical systems vulnerable to corruption and mismanagement.

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