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Decentralization, Accountability Vital To Rwanda’s Successful Health Care System Improvements

New Times: Beyond MDGs: Why we need to strengthen our institutions
Agnes Binagwaho, minister of health for Rwanda

“….As I reflect upon several achievements attained not only as the health sector but the entire nation, I am also reminded of the long journey ahead to meet the set goals in the interest of all Rwandans. A good example is the positive outcomes we have witnessed following the decentralization of our health system. … Creating systems that reinforce honesty and accountability is very vital to protecting our integrity, our rights, and development as a country, especially as we strive to reach our Vision 2020 goals. … Our effort to learn from both our successes and mistakes allows us to continuously improve every day in our efforts to protect public goods, community assets, and people’s rights” (2/18).