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RDF Army week medical outreach provides healthcare to more than 20,000 people in one week

Kigali, 13 May 2017

In a just one week of operations, the Army Week 2017 has registered good progress.

In the medical sector alone for instance, the RDF medical personnel and partners have provided free health care to more than 20,000 people in Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Gynecology, Dental, ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat), internal medicine, urology and men circumcision. 

The above services were so far delivered at Hospitals and Health Centers of Ngarama, Kiziguro, Musanze, Rubavu, Masaka, Nemba, Murunda, Kibirizi, Bweyeye, Nkombo and Nyabihu.

The local population who have benefited from the medical services are deeply grateful to the RDF Army Week Initiative. “This is like a miracle, we used to run away from the military, but look now, they are the first to offer to us free medical care. I hardly used to go out because of this disease, now I wish I could recover promptly from the medical intervention, so that I can join my family and friends”, a joyful lady treated from fistula testified.

The free Army Week medical outreach will continue next week from 15-20 May 2017 at Nyamasheke, Bushenge, Kibogora, Ngororero, Muhororo, Kabaya, Gahini, Rwinkwavu and Nemba Hospitals. HIV Voluntary Counselling and Testing will continue in Musanze, Nyabihu and Rubavu.

Other army week planned activities in infrastructure development, agricultural and environment protection are also on good progress countrywide.