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In partnership with FARG, RDF conducted Army Week Medical Outreach for vulnerable genocide survivors in Ngororero District.
Ngororero District, 15th/02/2017.
Since 2012, FARG in partnership with Rwanda Military Hospital (RMH) initiated Army week Medical outreach program which is contributing particularly medical service to Genocide survivors in Ngororero District. The one week medical outreach prearranged, is pointing mostly vulnerable genocide survivors who are still suffering from physical and psychological wounds resulting from the 1994 genoside against Tutsi. During 5 years above forty thousand genocide survivors were treated in 29 districts.
The Governor of Western Province, Alphonse Munyentwari sideways with other local leaders, Direct General of FARG, Security officers in Western Province officially launched the army week on 15th/02/2017 at Muhororo Hospital
In his speeches, Governor Munyentwari Alphonse gave thanks to Excellence Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda as well to RDF to liberate Rwanda and establish unity of Rwandese towards good governance and citizen welfare.
He also called all citizens to make stronger and stay in touch with survivors and uphold unity and cooperation. He additionally much-admired the RDF for stopping genocide and continue to help the community to achieve security, good health and development through medical services, other socio-economic programs. RDF has been a model in delivering good services to our people.
Brig Gen Dr Emmanuel Ndahiro, the RMH Commandant said that medical outreach initial organized in collaboration between FARG and RDF leadership with aim of carrying specific medical services near genocide survivors. He said that since 2012 more survivors have received treatment through Armey week programs in 29 districts reached across the country.
In her witness, a genocide survivor, Munganyimana Ancila, was violently beaten and drowned in Nyabarongo by the murderers during the Genocide but incredibly survived “I still live with severe wounds resulting from consequences of Genocide. We are thankful for this health services carried to us and direct our genuine appreciations to our government and particularly our President Paul Kagame for such care”.
GASIGWA Gilbert/Public Relations and communication officer.