In rural Rwanda, where the majority of the population is rural, lack of transportation significantly impedes access to basic healthcare. The average Rwandan family walks an average of three hours or more to reach the nearest clinic.
OneFamilyHealth reduces this barrier by opening primary health clinics in rural communities, reducing walking times in local communities by more than four hours. Using our nurse-owned franchise model, we bring essential medicines and healthcare services to the most vulnerable and underprivileged populations. By increasing access to basic medical intervention, our clinics play a crucial, often lifesaving role in the communities we serve.
OneFamilyHealth’s nurses focus on health promotion and disease prevention, reducing illness, mortality rates and rising health care costs. Our health workers use patient consultations as an opportunity to improve patients’ health knowledge and literacy by helping them to better understanding their conditions, root causes and what preventative steps can be taken in the future. This education positively impacts both the individual patient’s health and the entire community as hygiene and disease prevention habits improve over time. We also provide this education to the local communities we serve. When there are recurrent illnesses within the wider community, OFH health workers coordinate with local authorities to organize health workshops aimed at prevention and containment.
OneFamilyHealth combines micro-enterprise and franchise business principles to create opportunities for trained qualified nurses to own and operate their primary healthcare clinics under a franchise model, improving their economic status and access to other opportunities. We support Franchisees by enhancing their business acumen and furthering their capacity to organize and manage their business. Franchisees are trained to manage their finances and personnel, medicine stocks, patient health records and interactions with health authorities.