Maternal, Child and Community Health

SAYINZOGA Félix Division Manager

SAYINZOGA Félix is a physician epidemiologist and Maternal, Child and Community Health specialist. He studied medicine and holds a master’s degree in Epidemiology from the University of Rwanda and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)in Medical sciences from RadboudUMC University/Nijemegen-Netherlands. Currently he serves as Division Manager of Maternal, Child and Community Health Division within Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC), the implementing entity of Rwanda Ministry of Health. Since 2010, he has been working in the area of Reproductive Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Community Health leading or being involved in development of policies and guidelines related to RMNCAH, oversees their implementation through capacity building, mentorship, monitoring and evaluation for health facilities and community health related interventions as well vaccines preventable diseases. Prior he worked as general practitioner for 4 years in Butare teaching hospital and district hospitals especially in maternity service before joining the Ministry of Health in 2010.  Dr Felix served as Principal Investigator for several large research projects including operational research in Rwanda and multi- country research collaboration. He published or co-published research on health system with particular focus on Reproductive, maternal , newborn, child and adolescent  health as well as vaccine preventable diseases. He is currently the chair of the Rwanda National Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health Technical Working Group.
 
Prior he worked as general practitioner for 4 years in Butare teaching hospital  and district hospitals especially in maternity service before joining the Ministry of Health in 2010.  Dr Felix served as Principal Investigator for several large research projects including operational research in Rwanda and multi- country research collaboration. He published or co-published research on health system with particular focus on Reproductive, maternal , newborn, child and adolescent  health as well as vaccine preventable diseases. He is currently the chair of the Rwanda National Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health Technical Working Group.

Definition

The Maternal, Child, and Community Health (MCCH) Division has a mandate of coordinating all health interventions and initiatives related to maternal and child health in Rwanda. This includes Community Health Worker activities, reproductive health, and gender-based violence.

What We Do

The MCCH Division is entitled to develop policies and guidelines related to RMNCAH, oversees their implementation through capacity building, mentorship, monitoring and evaluation for health facilities and community health related interventions.

Health Facility Program

The Health Facility Program unit deals with maternal and child health related activities and interventions in health facilities. This is coordinated under the following sub-programs: Maternal and Newborn Health, Child health, Family Planning, Gender Based Violence, Death Audit Program, Mentorship Program and Monitoring and Evaluation.

Vaccine Preventable Disease Program

The Vaccine Preventable Disease Program unit deals with everything related to vaccination in Rwanda, including routine vaccination, vaccine and vaccine devices supply chain.

Community Health Program

The Community Health Program unit deals with maternal and child health related activities and interventions done in villages by Community Health Workers. This is coordinated under the following sub-programs: Maternal and Child Community Health, Nutrition Services, Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health, Community Based Provision of Family Planning and Supply Chain of Commodities.

Vision

To improve women, newborn and child health by providing an environment where unwanted pregnancies are avoided, women go through pregnancy and childbirth safely, their newborns are born alive and healthy and where children grow and develop to their full potential, thereby fulfilling their role in the socio-economic development of Rwanda. .

Contact

Dr Felix SAYINZOGA
Division Manager
Maternal, Child, and Community Health
Tel: +250788517814
Email: felix.sayinzoga@rbc.gov.rw

Did You Know?

  • 93% of children under 2 are fully vaccinated (DHS 2014/2015)
  • 48% of women in reproductive age use a modern contraceptive method (DHS 2014/2015)