Busanza: Believers Eastern Church provides free healthcare services to over 500 children

Believers Eastern Church, Diocese of Rwanda, has provided free healthcare services to over 586 children from Busanza cell, Kanombe sector in Kicukiro district.

This was during Free Medical Camp- a two-day community health service that kicked off Saturday, April 20.

Services offered were in line with physical, emotional and psychological aspects, and were part of the church’s community transformation project that was conducted in partnership with Kabeza based Saint Moise Clinic.

The church hopes to reach other parts of the country, including Bugesera, Rutsiro and Musanze districts with a target of 2154 children.

Dr Eric Nsabumuremyi, the Director of Saint Moise clinic, said that under the project, children are treated for different kinds of diseases to evaluate their health status, adding that difficult cases that need special treatment are referred to hospitals.

“We assess their growth by examining both their height and weight. Then, we engage with parents to provide guidance on fostering their children’s optimal development,” he said.

At press time, Nsabumuremyi revealed that the majority of over 100 children already treated were found with dental and skin problems.

Father Simon Dass, in charge of community transformation project at Believers Eastern church, said that medical camp helps monitor the present health condition of the children and know if they need special care.

He stressed that the lives of children is among the church’s priorities as they design community transformation activities.

Under different sectors including education and health, the church provides school fees, scholastic materials and health insurance for children from needy families.

Diane Kabera, a parent, said that her community is blessed to have the church that provides support and free services to them. She also reacted to the healthcare facility being constructed in the area saying that it will help get affordable and exceptional healthcare services nearby.

New Healthcare facility under construction

Deacon Jimmy John Simon, Ag. Legal Representative noted that the church is expanding their healthcare services by constructing Believers International Hospital and Research centre and a university.

Construction activities of the facility started eight months ago and are expected to have completed by the end of 2025.

According to Jimmy, the hospital will decrease a high number of patients who are transferred to India for special treatment as well as reducing travel costs.

By bringing the hospital in Rwanda with advanced technologies and medical professionals will help people get the best treatment rather than going to other nations, he noted.

The hospital will also have a medical university to train young Africans so that they can become professional doctors and nurses to help the community.

Jimmy promised that Believers Eastern church does not look at healthcare services as a business, but as a mission to serve people. Thus, the church plans to find possible alternatives so that everybody can be treated on any health insurance including Mutuelle de Sante. 

Doctors from Saint Moise clinic

Under the Free Medical Camp, the church hopes to reach other parts of the country, including Bugesera, Rutsiro and Musanze districts with a target of 2154 children.
Father Simon Dass, in charge of community transformation project at Believers Eastern church addressing the press. 
An artist’s impression of Believers International Hospital and Research centre that is expected to have completed by the end of 2025. 
Young female engineers are part of the team engaged in construction activities of the hospital. 

Construction activities of the facility started eight months ago and are expected to have completed by the end of 2025.