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Organization Contact Information

Name: Medical Students' Association of Rwanda(MEDSAR)
Street 1: University of Rwanda
Street 2: Huye
City: Huye
Province: Southern
Post Code: 531
Country: Rwanda
Phone: +250785977433
Organization Email:
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Magnifique
Last Name: IRAKOZE
Title: Mr
Phone: +250725147366

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
Last Name: Norbert
Title: Mr
Phone: +250782779064

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Organization Description:
The medical students’ association of Rwanda is an independent, non-governmental and non-political organ of medical students of Rwanda. Our mission is to promote the science and research culture within members and our main focus is Providing a Rwandan medical students a forum to discuss topics related to individuals and community health, education and science and to formulate policies from such discussions as well as Contributing to the well being of Rwanda by engaging medical students in the fight against major public health challenges such as HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Research and Development

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 11 - 25
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 100 +
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in TB control provision
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in Stop TB Working Groups
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
Through different projects of Medical Students Association of Rwanda(MEDSAR) like Rwanda Health Education Project(RHEP) Which operate in Kigali and Southern Province of Rwanda we are conducting campaign and teaching sessions to the community of Rwanda. For example when doing campaign we hold banners and posters all with messages of fight against tuberculosis, with loud speaker people were reminded symptoms of tuberculosis and how to prevent it. we walk for distance in different cities and around markets markets, where we stops for sometimes and teach people TB prevention methods. Then each student gather a small group of the attendants and makes a 20 minutes conversation about the tuberculosis and then after all attendants are gathered together, where we continue the health education on tuberculosis with a focus on the theme of each year. The last one being “Stop TB in my lifetime”.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Rwanda
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
DOTS remains at the heart of the Stop TB Strategy. To enable known constraints to be addressed and new challenges met, further strengthening of the basic five components of the DOTS approach is required. we are planning to contribute to the global plan to stop TB by doing advocacy and social mobilization of DOTS of five components. 1/Political commitment with increased and sustained financing 2/Case detection through quality-assured bacteriology 3/Standardized treatment with supervision and patient support
4/An effective drug supply and management system and 5/Monitoring and evaluation system and impact measurement.


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: June 22, 2013
Last updated: June 16, 2014