Dr BYIRINGIRO J.claude , Dean of school of medicine and pharmacy at university of Rwanda
Dean of school of Medicine and pharmacy at the university of Rwanda .he showed appreciations to medical students for taking a lead in community based heath solutions. Days after Sessions proceed as planned various workshop ,different topics covered like AMET worshop where they talked about Universal health coverage and social accountability ,they learnt how to integrate UHC and coordinate to leave no one behind .Medical education should focus on pillars like acceptability ,accessibility and quality that community needs. Pre GA took 3 days with informative and educative full package. On 1st of the March 2020 the official opening of 69th IFMSA MM2020 with the theme of ROLE OF PRIMARY HEALTH CARE IN UNVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE at Kigali convention center.
The chair person of the organizing committee Mr. NSABIMANA claude offers delegate huge welcome in Rwanda and marked and thanked the support of event sponsors. Medicine is more than just becoming a doctor .Primary heahcare in achieving universal health coverage.
In his remarks the IFMSA president NEBOJA reminded how IFMS works to envision and work with medical student associations all over the world ,share skills and knowledge needed in Global health ,vice chancellor of university of Rwanda and patron in his speech showed how it is important and crucial to create compassion to the next generation of young people as IFMSA does. And reminded youth that humanity should guide their dreams towards Better transformation. Congratulation brothers and sisters for this event ,we’re proud of you .vice chancellor said.
NEBOJSA IFMSA President 2019/2020
Vice chancellor at university of Rwanda
At that time participants welcomed the Guest of honor at that next time to the podium Honorable Minister of Health of Rwanda Dr.Daniel Ngamije he began his speech statistically saying that Rwanda primary health care comprises a growing network of over 580,000 community health workers who provide primary health care to 14,837 villages ,885 health post and 500 health centers in which 85% of the population seeks health services .Making accessible health care services demonstrate strong political will and this is the most valuable tool for achieving full Universal Health care by year 2030.he again welcomed delegates in country of thousands hills.
Dr. Daniel Ngamije Mnister of health ,Rwanda.
Dr. Ryarasa joseph speaking on behalf of MEDSAR Alumni
Days after MM2020 continued in BUGESERA District at La PALLISSE HOTEL NYAMATA . Day 2 on the event agenda at its time of the theme event intercultural and multidisplinary panellist discussed key determinants to UHC ,Juliet batariganya one of the panellist speaker explained how e-health and digital health programs are necessary tools that can greatly contribute in achieving UHC ,continued with discussion whereas CEO edgar kalimba showed how health care financial costs marks the main challenge to achieving UHC .he calls upon advocacy on health care financial and collaboration with stakeholders .providing primary health care marks the path towards UHC .
Apart of having wonderful day even though it was very exhaustive on the event agenda delegate used to have time for intercultural diversity within social program as well as time to chill and have fun .IFMSA fringe MM2020 highlighted cultural expression ,National food and Drink party tasting sweats around the Globe
Event continued in 5 days with standing committes ,presidents and NMO management sessions and plenary sessions .in this IFMSA MM2020 it was pleased time of federation to vote for new Executive members in mandate of 2020/2021 .Poch lin won to be IFMSA President for 2020/2021 in Rwandaful tent as been announced by plenary team. 69th IFMSA General assembly was Rwandaful experience as closed by IFMSA president NEBOJSA wishing delegates wonderful Post GA and safe flight to whom will take flights in coming days.
Rwandaful experience continued inner by exploring the beatty of the country,country of thousands hills .delegates took their preference route according to Post GA schedule.
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