Rwanda Biomedical Center RBC received the Inaugural Courage to Care Award from ICAP Columbia

Author: Marie Clemence Cyiza Uwimanimpaye
On:16/10/2020 16:34
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A global health organization based at Columbia University ICAP has recognized Rwanda for the efforts, the trust and solidarity of citizens, good interior partnership, and all the committed and courage COVID-19 frontline workers across Rwanda as stated Dr. Sabin Nsabimana DG of RBC.

The award recognizes heroes on the frontlines who have shown exemplary commitment-to-care and resiliency in the COVID-19 response.


This great news came after a real achievement shown in the fight against COVID-19 in Rwanda.

Recent numbers have shown a sensitive decrease of COVID-19 new cases.

 Last week, RBC received too 16 portable patient monitors from Trade and Development Bank (TDB)

Those portable patient monitors have been donated to RBC as part of its contribution to the Ministry of Health to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in Rwanda.


The portable patient monitors were handed over during a ceremony which took place on the 9th of October at the Rwanda Medical Supply Warehouse, by, on behalf of TBD, Mr. Regis Rugemanshuro, Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) Director General and shareholder representative on the TDB Board of Governors, to Dr Sabin Nsanzimana, Director General of the Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC).


The portable patient monitors – locally procured from Sana Medical Stores Ltd. – will serve to monitor Covid 19-affected adults and pediatric patients in COVID-19 treatment facilities.


“These monitors come in handy and because of their nature-they will contribute greatly to the fight against COVID-19, the aspect of helping pediatric patients was well thought of as well, RBC is grateful for such contributions,” said Dr. Sabin Nsanzimana, RBC Director General.