Rwanda Family Health Project (FHP)
Rwanda made great strides in improving its previously faltering health care system, but family health services still had a long way to go.
When the 1994 genocide in Rwanda ravaged health facilities and left a decimated workforce in its wake, the population’s health suffered greatly. Since then, however, the country has significantly improved its health system. The USAID Rwanda Family Health Project (FHP) worked with local communities to increase access to and the quality of community-based family health services, including services for family planning; reproductive health; HIV/AIDS treatment; maternal, neonatal, and child health; malaria prevention and treatment; nutrition; and safe water and hygiene This collaborative effort also increased the number of skilled health providers and strengthened service management. By coordinating multiple delivery activities, enhancing resource management, and reinforcing linkages between community health facilities, the project ensured that health service delivery was more efficient and effective.