Kigali Health Institute (KHI) Friday March 23 organized its open day to showcase a variety of its health clinics, activities and educational programmes at the Institute’s campus in Kiyovu, Kigali District.
The event was well attended by major partners and stakeholders in the health sector but mostly the general public who flocked the placed for free medical consultation and treatment at the different KHI clinics, depending on the type of illness.
Major medical clinical services on offer at KHI are; physiotherapy clinic service, biomedical laboratory science consultancy centre and the dental consultancy centre. These clinics offer a wide range of medical services related to KHI curriculum, including mental health, nursing, ostermology, dentistry, physiotherapy biomedical sciences, orthopedic technology, nutrition environmental health, trauma nursing, master of health informatics and many others.
More exciting is KHI’s new state-of-the-art physiotherapy centre offering among other services; electrotherapeutical and manipulative therapy services, therapeutic fitness programmes, heat/cold therapeutics, soft issue mobilization, special rehabilitation after stroke or cerebral palsy, therapeutic counseling services.
KHI Open Day is an annual event initiated back in 2009. It is an important day on KHI’s calendar where the Institute’s administration, lecturers and students gets the opportunity to interact with its partners; both government and development partner organizations and the general public.
This, KHI Open Day is part of being accountable to the public but also to promote KHI educational programmes and enhancing public image—sending out a strong message that KHI is an innovative and dynamic institution.
In an interview with Mr. Uhawenimana Thierry Claudien, the In-charge of Public Relations and Communications at KHI, he explained to Hope Magazine that the Open Day is a suitable approach to being accountable to Rwandans. “We have found it so important because as though we normally do outreach to various districts, open day provides us with opportunity to attend to more people within a short period of time”.
In organizing the open day, Thierry says the Institute is very particular in its targeted audience. “First of all our main target are students in high schools. We want to inspire them pursue medical courses so as to increase the number of medical professionals in Rwanda in the long run. We also target partners and stakeholders to showcase how we are progressing. This intended for confidence building (especially funders). And of course the general public because the services we offer benefit them”.
KHI extends its appreciation to development partners like BTC and Government of Rwanda through ministry of education and ministry of health for the technical and financial support. And call upon other partners especially those dealing in health related matters to lend a hand so as KHI can scale up the activities of KHIBD Ltd.