Up to 90 percent of Rwandans are at risk of malaria. To help address this risk and other public health issues, in 2018, SC Johnson formalised a partnership with the Rwanda Ministry of Health and Society for Family Health Rwanda.
The idea was to bring together private, academic and health care leaders to build a stronger, more connected health system and make services more accessible. Dr. Diane Gashumba, Rwanda Minister of Health, said that the partnership would “help to improve family health overall and immediately address health care challenges, like malaria, across the country”.
We built 10 health posts across Rwanda, creating access to health services for more than 60,000 people. Before that, it was estimated that the average Rwandan might walk up to three hours to reach the nearest health services.