This post was published the 15 December 2016 at the Salzburg Global Seminar
“In Rwanda, we were able to establish an equitable health sector by sharing the social capital equally. More than 90% of Rwandans have health insurance, and more than 93% of children are vaccinated against 11 antigens. We have universal access to HIV treatment, and the result of our TB treatment is among the best on earth."
"This was only possible because we have built our health sector where health is not the only silo. We have taken other social determinants into account and built a health sector with the sector in charge of gender, local governance, and education. We have created a system of multi-stakeholders’ intervention in synergy and harmony, inside of a multi-sectoral approach.”
Agnes Binagwaho, Professor University of Global Health Equity, explains how, as Minister of Health in Rwanda from 2011 to 2016, she was able to contribute to building an equitable health sector in Rwanda.