Kigali, 6 March 2016

President Kagame today received and interacted with medical specialists who were flown in by Rotary International to carry out specialized surgeries on Rwandan patients. This is the 4th medical mission carried out by Rotary International in Rwanda.

President Kagame thanked the specialists on behalf of all Rwandans for their good work and asked them to carry out more of such missions in Rwanda, because not only patients benefit, but also Rwandan medical practitioners who get to improve their skills in their profession.


Speaking to press after meeting President Kagame, the head of the Rotary medical mission, Rajendra Saboo said Rwanda was a special country in Africa.

“We have always enjoyed working in this country. Rwanda is a leading example in Africa and the President of this country is an influential African personality. This explains the reason why we have carried out more and bigger missions of this nature in this country than anywhere else in Africa. We plan to use Rwanda as a launching pad to venture out to more African countries, involving Rwandan Doctors.”

The Minister of Health, Dr. Agnes Binagwaho said the mission had made a big difference in the Rwandan health sector because it benefitted both Rwandan medical specialists and patients.