Health Poverty Action (HPA)

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Established in 1984 in the United Kingdom as a non-profit organisation, Health Poverty Action (HPA) works to strengthen poor and marginalized people in their struggle for health. Currently with programmes in 13 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America, HPA approaches health as an issue of social justice, prioritising marginalised communities and addressing the full range of factors which impact health.

HPA strives to maintain strong and long lasting relationships with the remote communities benefitting from our programmes and we have established Country and Field Offices in each of our countries of operation. HPA focuses on community level work and culturally appropriate methodologies. In its effort to improve the health of the poorest and most marginalized groups, HPA has implemented projects in a range of sectors spanning health, food security, nutrition, water and sanitation, education and human rights.

Health Poverty Action in Rwanda

HPA has been working in Rwanda since 1998 with the development and broadcast of the first educational entertaining radio soap opera in Rwanda, Urunana. In addition to its programs, HPA has launched “Rwandan Girls’ Education & Advancement Programme (REAP) aiming at improving the life chances of marginalized girls, targeting girls of school-going age (6-19 years old) to increase enrollment, attendance, and learning outcome, as well as preparing school to work transition for vulnerable youth.

Website address: www.healthpovertyaction.org

Physical Address: Remera, Gasabo District

Mailing Address (P.O. Box): 4720 Kigali- Rwanda

Directions to find Country Office: Remera, opposite Amahoro stadium, Controle technique Road, next to Sport View Hotel

Began work in Rwanda in year: 1998

Organization Leadership (including at least the Education Head of Programs):

Jean Claude NSHIMIYIMANA, Country Director Email:  j.nshimiyimana@healthpovertyaction.org
(+250) 788308773
Maurice NIZEYIMANA, Programs Manager,  Email: mauricenizeyimana2000@gmail.com
(+250) 783781006

Areas of Operation and Districts

  • Advocacy  in NYAMAGABE, NYARUGURU, HUYE, GISAGARA
  • Teacher training in NYAMAGABE HUYE, GISAGARA, NYARUGURU
  • Capacity building in NYAMAGABE, HUYE, GISAGARA, NYARUGURU
  • Access to education in NYARUGURU
  • Girls’ education in NYARUGURU
  • Construction in NYARUGURU