In Rwanda and other impoverished countries throughout the world, economic development is the goal of significant national and international efforts. The Access Project focuses on a critical component in this bigger picture: health. Why health first? Poor health is both a cause and an effect of extreme poverty; sickness and disease are key factors keeping families, communities, and nations mired in destitution. The foundations of a healthy population must be laid before economies can progress. Even achieving a minimal health standard produces results. Good health increases productivity and prosperity at the household level.
The Access Project improves the health of impoverished people, communities and countries. The Access model: Apply business and management skills to public health systems in poor countries to increase access to life-saving drugs and critical health services.
In Rwanda, the project applies its unique approach to health centers, the only medical facilities within reach for most of the country's population of over nine million. With investments in management, training and infrastructure, Access equips these facilities and their staff to provide sustainable, high-quality health care for the thousands living in their vicinities.
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Columbia University Attn: Meredith Stricker Hogan Hall 2910 Broadway New York, NY 10025orThe Access ProjectAttn: Raissa KalinganireP.O. Box 7393Kigali, Rwanda