One Family Health – Rwanda
One Family Health’s (OFH) mission is to expand access to quality essential healthcare products and services through a nurse-led franchise model of health posts. Since the inception of our partnership last year, we have advanced shared goals around empowering frontline healthcare workers to improve epilepsy case identification, adherence to treatment and care, and community awareness and support.
In 2017, UCB, in collaboration with neurologist Dr. Fidèle Sebera of the CARAES neuropsychiatric hospital (Nderea), hosted an epilepsy training in the Musanze district, attended by 11 OFH nurses. The objective of the trainings was to increase the knowledge base of primary health care workers, enabling them to better recognize the signs and symptoms of epilepsy. Similar trainings will continue to take place in other regions of Rwanda.