Integrating Community Based Health Insurance into the Rwanda Social Security Board to Build a Strong Foundation for Universal Health Coverage


One of the most successful interventions designed to provide universal health coverage to the citizens of Rwanda has been the establishment of the Community Based Health Insurance (CBHI) Scheme. This provides a basic package of primary care and referral services through a wide network public and some private health facilities at an affordable cost for those who can pay.

As a key partner to the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB), the USAID Rwanda Health Systems Strengthening Project played an important role in supporting the CBHI transition from MOH to RSSB. This brief outlines key interventions supporting the transition.