As part of ‘The 100 Days of Love’ campaign, Tigo Rwanda has provided health insurance to 665 Bugesera residents who were unable to afford health care. The handover of the medical insurance cards worth Frw 2 million took place at the Mareba Sector in Bugesera District.
This donation brings the total number of Mutuelle cards distributed by Tigo over the last year to 1,409. During Tigo Rwanda’s ‘Turahabaye’ campaign last year 743 people were health insurance in Musanze and Huye District.
Turahabaye was a countrywide campaign to celebrate seven years of Tigo in Rwanda. The campaign, which commenced on 16th September 2016 in Rwamagana, consisted of free concerts, meetings with private and public sector partners and corporate responsibility initiatives.
Speaking on behalf of the residents who received the Mutuelles de Sante cards, Xavier Ntasoni thanked Tigo Rwanda.
“When you have health insurance, the livelihood of your family will be guaranteed. Thank you Tigo for helping us live better. When we get sick, we can now get treatment for little money,” he said. “Before, men didn’t think that health insurance was for them; they believed that it was only for women and children. With Tigo’s support, we will no longer get sick and stay bedridden at home. Our lives will be better, and we shall be able to work and help build our country.”
“As a company working in Rwanda, we believe that it is our responsibility to take care of the most vulnerable among us,” remarked Tigo Rwanda CEO Philip Amoateng. “That is why we are very pleased to be able to insure that over 650 vulnerable people now have access to health care.”
Bugesera mayor Emmanuel Nsanzumuhire observed the donation will help the district reach its goal of universal health insurance coverage.
“Mutuelle de Sante is a government programme that aims to better the lives of Rwandans. When you don’t have health insurance, getting treatment is very expensive. Ensuring that all residents have health insurance is a goal of our district. We thank Tigo for helping us reach this goal,” he remarked. “This is evidence of the love that Tigo has for not only residents of Bugesera District but all Rwandans. With such good partners like Tigo, we are confident that 100% of the residents of Bugesera District will eventually have health insurance.”