Bloom Public Health, SFH Partner to Advance Operations in Rwanda


L-R: Alex Mugisha, Partnerships manager, SFH, Rwanda; Professor Chimezie Anyakora, CEO, Bloom Public Health; Manasseh Gihana Wandera, executive director, SFH, Rwanda: and Jean Claude Mutabazi, country programme manager, Bloom Public Health, Rwanda.

In a laudable development for public health in Rwanda, Bloom Public Health and the Society for Family Health, Rwanda, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The historic signing ceremony took place at the Society for Family Health Headquarters, Rwanda, on 15 February, 2024, and was attended by the CEO of Bloom Public Health, Professor Chimezie Anyakora; Country Programme Manager, Bloom Public Health, Rwanda, Jean Claude Mutabazi; Executive Director of the Society for Family Health, Rwanda, Manasseh Gihana Wandera; and the Partnerships Manager, Society for Family Health, Rwanda, Alex Mugisha.

The Society for Family Health, Rwanda, is on a mission to build additional 1000 health posts in Rwanda by 2030. This MoU marks a significant milestone in the efforts to strengthen the primary health care system and improve access to health care services in Rwanda. Both organisations will be joining forces and synergizing their expertise towards improving the Rwandan health system and ensuring increased access to affordable and quality primary health care service delivery in the country.

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The CEO of Bloom Public Health expressed his unwavering commitment to achieving the goal of strengthening Rwanda's health system by building 1000 new health posts through strategic efforts in two core areas. This includes supply chain management of health commodities and strengthening laboratory capacity.

This partnership expresses both organistions’s shared passion and commitment to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and ensuring that everyone has access to affordable and quality healthcare services at all times, regardless of their socioeconomic status or location.

According to Anyakora, “Bloom Public Health was born out of the need to create African driven solutions to solve Africa's public health issues, especially in the pharmaceutical sector. Bloom Public Health is a think tank that convenes the most innovative African minds in public health and forges global partnerships to design interventions that are tailored to the continent.

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“We are contributing our quota in the sector, mobilising the right skills to fulfil the many unmet critical needs in the public health space in Africa. We are strong believers in sustainability. As stakeholders, Bloom Public Health is tackling Africa’s challenges with more commitment. We are building more African expertise and are flexible to the specific needs of the continent.

“Our commitment to achieving better healthcare in Africa is espoused in our vision and mission. Bloom Public Health exists to bridge the gap in public health in Africa and create a continent where access and quality of care are affordable to all in a sustainable way.

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“Our mission is to provide the most trusted, timely, reliable, scalable, suitable, and sustainable services in the areas of supply chain management, pharmaceutical quality systems, laboratory strengthening and diagnostics, and policy for public health.”

The Society for Family Health Rwanda was established in 2012 to improve the health of Rwandan communities by providing readily accessible life-saving products, accurate health information, and services that empower communities to make informed and healthy choices.


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