Rwanda - Country Commercial Guide
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Rwanda’s healthcare sector has made improvements in accessible and quality healthcare to its citizens.  The country implemented a community-based healthcare system, which utilizes a network of community health workers to deliver primary care services, contributing to improved healthcare access in remote areas.  The country established health posts close to communities to serve as interface between community health workers and health centers.  The country has also been proactive in the field of disease prevention and management, demonstrated by its effective response during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The introduction of the community-based health insurance scheme, known as Mutuelles de Santé, significantly increased health coverage, enabling more citizens to afford essential healthcare services.  The country has launched itself into pharmaceutical manufacturing but still remains reliant on imports to meet local needs.  A new BioNTech mRNA COVID-19 vaccine materials production facility is expected to open in early 2024.  U.S. firms operate across this sector and U.S. government assistance through USAID and the U.S. CDC help shared goals on improving global health security in Rwanda.

Leading Sub-Sectors

  • Pharmaceuticals and Medical Supplies
  • Disease Prevention and Control
  • Health Infrastructure Development
  • Health Insurance and Financing
  • Maternal and Child Health


  • Medical Education and Training
  • Medical Research and Innovation
  • Healthcare IT and Telemedicine
  • Specialized Healthcare
  • Medical Tourism