Raising Awareness + Improving Care = Lives Saved

With non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and hypertension being the leading cause of death globally, accounting for 70% of all deaths, Health Builders is following the lead of the Government of Rwanda to tackle the issue with a new approach.

By strengthening health care at the local level, Health Builders is helping to lead the way in reaching the goal, established by the Rwandan government, of increasing non-communicable disease (NCD) screenings to 4.2 million by 2025. Training nurses to provide effective diagnosis, treatment, and follow up for patients is a priority. In addition, raising community awareness and hosting mass screenings at already-existing events such as The Tour du Rwanda and District Open Days allows us to effectively and efficiently reach a larger audience.