A Close Look at HVP Gikondo Kigali, Rwanda

June 14, 2023

From the moment we entered the meticulously maintained facility, it was clear that our partnership with HVP Kigalo was built on a robust alignment of values. The dedication to provide high-quality services in an organized, clean space was palpable, further reflected in their efficient use of ICRC components and low-cost alternatives from international suppliers.

Being located on a hill in the bustling city of Kigali, the clinic’s careful organisation and maintenance have made it a beacon of hope for those in need. With separate areas for different activities, ramps for easy access, and a well-stocked facility, they have left no stone unturned to ensure a comprehensive, accessible, and efficient service.

While some equipment issues were reported, we were delighted to hear of an upcoming collaboration with Swiss Limbs to address this. Further, the integrated services within the facility, including links with local services, position the clinic as a one-stop solution for individuals with limb differences.

While the clinic is doing a phenomenal job, there were notably fewer patients than expected for such a large centre. This suggests potential visibility issues, hinting at the need for additional efforts to raise awareness about their services.
Our visit to HVP Gikondo Kigali reaffirmed our belief in the power of aligned missions and values. We left inspired by their commitment to patient care and eager to see what the future holds for this clinic and its dedicated team.

We’d like to thank Josephine and her team for their dedication to our shared mission. Their work is a shining example of how partnerships like ours can make a real difference in the world.

We’re excited about the future of our partnership with HVP Gikondo Kigali and can’t wait to share more updates with you.

About the author

Name: Tom Williams

My passion? Ensuring no prosthetic leg goes unused. I’m dedicated to collecting, refurbishing, and sending these vital pieces of technology to our partners in Africa, where they make a world of difference. When I’m not immersed in this mission at STAND, I’m often found outdoors, embracing nature. I love long walks in any season, camping under the stars, and enjoying the serenity of the great outdoors. My evenings often involve a unique hobby – maintaining and repairing old pinball machines. This blend of precision and nostalgia keeps me engaged and always learning. This fusion of dedication to my work and my love for nature and tinkering drives me every day, both at STAND and beyond.

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