Dr. Francois Uwinkindi is the Division Manager of Non-Communicable Diseases Division.
He is a Medical Doctor with a Master’s Degree in Epidemiology from University of Rwanda.
Dr Francois previously served as the Director of the Cancer Diseases Unit for 4 years from 2015 to 2019, the post he occupied after serving for more than five years in national HIV Control Program with different roles and responsibilities in Prevention, Care & Treatment, Monitoring and Evaluation and Clinical Research.
Prior to joining Rwanda Biomedical Centre, he worked as a medical officer at Byumba district hospital for 2 years.
The Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) Division coordinates prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitative interventions in the country to prevent and mitigate NCDs.
The NCD division works in close collaboration with health facilities, public institutions, and other partners to reduce the burden of NCDs in Rwanda. The division also supports palliative care services.
The division’s four units include:
Vision: To protect Rwanda's population from morbidity and mortality related to NCDs.
Mission: To alleviate the burden of NCDs throughout Rwanda through integrated prevention, diagnosis, and care and treatment services. .
Dr Francois UWINKINDI
Non Communicable Diseases
Rwanda holds bimonthly routine awareness activities to promote healthy lifestyle interventions and tips called Car Free Day, in prevention of NCDs. Activities include exercise, nutrition advice, and health screenings. .