Source: Ministry of Defence Rwanda
The Rwanda Military Hospital inaugurated on 30th January 2012 a building facility constructed for HIV services. The block of 6 rooms valued at one hundred million Rwandan francs has been jointly funded by the Ministry of Defence and the USA department of defence (DOD) through Drew Cares International. The DOD has also supported the RMH in modern laboratory equipments equivalent to above 300 million Rwandan francs.
The laboratory includes equipment such as the Cobase 411 which tests infectious diseases, fertility hormones, cancer, heart diseases, hepatitis, brain tumors and other diseases. Another medical equipment, the Cobas c 311 is used for clinical chemistry analysis. It tests the functioning of the liver, kidney and heart. It also checks blood sugars, lipids, glucose and fats among others.
The Minister of Defence, Gen James Kabarebe expressed his appreciation to DOD for support to RMH and promised to nurture deeper partnership. He said that RDF is at the forefront for combating HIV and will insure its members and the community gets enough treatment from these facilities.
The Deputy Ambassador of the USA to Rwanda, Ms. Anne Casper said that she hopes the state-of-the-art laboratory would help fight HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases in the country. The ceremony was also attended by USA ambassador to Rwanda, Hon. Donald W. Koran.