About

Partners in Community
Health Care

Since 2007, Health Builders has been an active partner of the local and national governments in Rwanda, helping to build health systems capacity so all Rwandans have access to quality health care.

Rwandan mothers with their babies in the hospital

Where we work

Currently, Health Builders focuses on three rural districts in Rwanda serving more than 1 million people. Our headquarters in Kigali allows staff to easily move between districts while also ensuring that leadership can meet regularly with the Ministry of Health and other governmental and non-governmental partners.
Focus areas in Rwanda, Nyabihu, Rulindo, Rwamagana, headquarters in Kigali

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Mission

Health Builders strengthens management of health systems and builds health care infrastructure.
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Vision

That every person has access to high quality health care, allowing them to live dignified, healthy, and prosperous lives.
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Values

  • Individual dignity, compassion and respect for everyone's basic human right to health
  • A commitment to community, sustainability through local engagement
  • Honesty and transparency, partnerships built on mutual trust
  • A standard of excellence, efficiency with strong leadership
History

A long and respected history in Rwanda

2007

Rwanda Works was created by Josh Ruxin, also the founder of Access Project (2002), with the support of Rob Glaser and Jeffery Sachs. The goal of the Access Project was to improve health care in Rwanda by increasing management capacity at health centers. On the other side, Rwanda Works was established to implement infrastructure projects.

2008

Rwanda Works begins construction on the first state-of-the-art health center in the Gashora sector in the Eastern Province of Rwanda.

2013

Rwanda Works was rebranded as Health Builders to fully encompass the three pillars of mentoring and education, infrastructure and technology and equipment under one umbrella.

2014

Health Builders installs an oxygen plant at the Ruhengeri Hospital in the Northern Province of Rwanda providing more than 3.5 million Rwandans with medical oxygen.

2020

Health Builders continues to be a vital part of the Rwanda health system under the leadership of Michel Musilikare, a Rwandan national, and his staff of Rwandan-based professionals.

CHW with a kid
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