Rwanda Biomedical Centre receives 100,000 face masks from the Republic of Korea to support Rwanda's efforts to tackle COVID-19.

Kigali September 11, 2020.The Korean Embassy has donated 100,000 KF94 masks worth of 100,000 USD to the Ministry of  Health of Rwanda through Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) to support Rwanda's efforts to tackle COVID 19.

The KF94 masks were handed over at a ceremony held on September 11, 2020 at   the Kigali International Airport between Dr. Emille Mwikarago, the Division Manager of Rwanda’s National Reference Laboratory on behalf of RBC and Mr. Jongyun CHOI, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Korean Embassy.

Dr. Sabin Nsanzimana, the Director General of the Rwanda Biomedical Centre appreciates the Government of the Republic of  Korea for this timely support, “ We really appreciate the contribution of the Government of Korea; indeed the masks will help us to stop the spread of COVID-19, this is a sign of concrete cooperation; a friend in need is a friend indeed.”

The Korean government is committed to contributing to the fight against COVID-19 in different areas.

Mr. Jongyun CHOI, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Korean Embassy said, “At a time of the unprecedented pandemic situation, global solidarity is important more than ever. Korea will be a close friend of Rwanda in its fight against COVID 19”.

KF94 mask is equivalent to FFP2 mask in Europe and N95 mask in the United States.

For more Information, contact:


Malick Kayumba,
Rwanda Health Communication Center/ Rwanda Biomedical Center
Tel: +250 788 350 035

Mr. Jongyun CHOI, Deputy Chief of Mission

the Korean Embassy in  Rwanda

Tel: +250 781 803 876