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Minister of health in Rwanda Richard Sezibera

Dr. Richard Sezibera was born on 5 June, 1964 in Kigali, Rwanda.

He was educated in Burundi, and Uganda, graduating in human medicine and surgery from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda in 1989.

Dr. Sezibera then practiced in Mbaya Hospital, and the hospital of Mbele in Uganda, in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology before joining the Rwandan Patriotic Army. He served as a field medical officer for the Rwandan Patriotic Army until l994, rising to the rank of Major in the armed forces. In July 1994, Dr. Sezibera was appointed physician to the President of the Republic of Rwanda and also served as military aide to the President. In l995, he became a Member of Parliament. He was elected President of the Parliamentary Commission on Social Affairs, which exercised oversight over the government departments mandated to deal with issues of health, education, social security, the environment, youth programs, the disabled, and the promotion of gender equality. He also served as a member of the Commission on Defense and National Security.

Dr. Sezibera was appointed Ambassador to Washington in May 1999 with concurrent accreditation to Mexico, Argentina and Brazil. Dr. Richard is married to Mrs. Eustochie Sezibera nee Agazaro and has four children, one daughter and three sons.

Dr. Sezibera is widely traveled and has been a participant and speaker at a number of international conferences. Dr. Sezibera is a member of the Rwanda Medical Association.

His publications include:

  • Genocide and Remembrance, The Moral Dilemma
  • IASH „ ed. Professor Peter Jones
  • African Post Colonial Borders and the Question of Citizenship
  • In Running, Reporting, Researching Africa-- Ed. Kenneth King
  • Dr. Sezibera was appointed Ambassador to Washington in May 1999 with concurrent accreditation to Mexico, Argentina and Brazil.
  • Dr. Richard is married to Mrs. Eustochie Sezibera nee Agazaro and has four children, one daughter and three sons.
  • Dr. Sezibera is a member of the Rwanda Medical Association.
Richard Sezibera minister of health in Rwanda

Kigali — Rwanda's new Health Minister, Dr. Richard Sezibera, took oath of office, yesterday afternoon in front of a fully packed high-level assembly at Parliament in Kimihurura.

The swearing-in was presided over by President Paul Kagame. The former Presidential Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region replaced Dr. Jean Damascene Ntawukuliryayo in a recent mini cabinet reshuffle. Ntawukuliryayo is now one of two Deputy Speakers of Parliament.

President Kagame thanked Dr. Sezibera for accepting the job and promised him his support in his new duties.

The President said there were many issues and challenges and requested Dr. Sezibera to continue the good work and even surpass what his predecessors had accomplished.

He reminded them of the current global financial market predicament, saying that it has serious repercussions on all countries, Rwanda included.

President Kagame called for more vigilance and use of all possible means to list and tackle the country's challenges. His remarks comes two days after leaders from across Asia and Europe meeting in Beijing, called for a coordinated response to the global financial crisis.

They recognised the need to improve the supervision and regulation of all financial actors; in particular their accountability.

Speaking to The New Times shortly after the swearing in ceremony, Dr. Sezibera also commended Dr. Ntawukuliryayo's job at the Ministry.

"As the President has said, the Ministry of Health has done a good job under Dr. Ntawukuliryayo, and as you know, we've attained most MDG's (Millennium Development Goals)," he said.

Rwanda has been lauded internationally as one of the few African countries to have met the MDG's to do with the eradication of Malaria and HIV/AIDS, as part of the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS).

Dr. Sezibera pointed out that Rwanda has received many awards in different fields including sanitation and praised the ministry's country-wide staff for a job well done.

"They have all done an excellent job and I hope to continue with it," he said.

"Of course there are many challenges, but I know that working together we shall be able to consolidate these important gains in the Ministry."

The Minister of Health Dr Richard Sezibera last Monday 1st March 2010 received a delegation from Burundi coming to Rwanda on a study tour on Community Health Insurance.

As revealed by the Minister of Public Health of the Republic of Burundi Honorable Emmanuel Gikoro, the delegation was coming to learn from Rwanda experience as regards implementation of Community Health Insurance and decentralization of health services.

Burundi delegation was briefed on how community health insurance works in Rwanda and its contribution to increasing accessibility to health care by the population and therefore contributing to the improvement of the health situation in the country.

During their five day visit (from 28 February to 4 March 2010) Burundi delegation will have an opportunity to visit community health insurance services both at central and decentralized level to see how they work.

Burundi delegation led by the Minister of Public Health Honorable Emmanuel Gikoro included the Minister of Decentralization, Honorable Pierre Mupira and other officials from the two Ministries.

This delegation follows another which came in November 2008 to share experience in the distribution and social marketing of the condom and reproductive health and family planning.

map of Rwanda regions
С 1 января 2006 Руанда разделена на пять провинций (intara), разделяющихся на тридцать районов (akarere), которые, в свою очередь, делятся на сектора. До 1 января 2006 Руанда делилась на 12 провинций.

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