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Medical Resources – Rwanda


DISCLAIMER:  The U.S. Embassy in Kigali, Rwanda assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the medical professionals, medical facilities or air ambulance services whose names appear on the following lists.  Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department of State or the U.S. Embassy.  Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance.  The information in the list on professional credentials and areas of expertise are provided directly by the medical professional, medical facility or air ambulance service; the Embassy is not in a position to vouch for such information.  You may receive additional information about the individuals and facilities on the list by contacting local medical boards and associations (or its equivalent) or local licensing authorities.



Brahma Kumaris International Organization

Private Holistic Center
Location: Ndamage House, 2nd Floor
Tel: 0788543693

The House of Vitamins ltd

Location: Main branch located in Kigali, Nyarugenge, near CHUK and branches throughout Rwanda
Tel: 0788308582


Dr. Agra, Jesse - General Dentistry

Adventist Dental Center
Tel: 0782516786/252582431
Location: Kacyiru
Consultation fee with appointment or without appointment is 5,000RF.

Jubilee Dental Clinic

Tel: 0786983100/0280344647
Location: Plot 4371, Umudugudu Taba 04
Sector Niboye, kicukiro District

Business hours

Monday-Friday: 8:00am-8:00pm
Saturday: available by prior appointment 
For emergency call: 0786983100

King Faisal Hospital

Emergency dental care through the ER
Detailed information is below under “Hospitals.”

Dr. Lucas, Julieta - General Dentistry & Orthodontics

Location: MTN center in Nyarutarama (Kigali)
Tel: 0788567141
Clinic Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.;
Sunday by appointment

Dr. Pineda, Flocerfida - Family Dentistry and Orthodontics  

Tel:  0788564377
Location: Pineda Dental Clinic in Kiyovu


Dr. Kayitesi

Tel: 0782742943/5104144
Location: Nyarutarama


Akagera Aviation – only within Rwanda

  • Helicopters operate only during daylight hours
  •  Two military paramedics on call

Akagera Annual Air Ambulance service:

To arrange an Emergency evacuation:

Location: Kigali International Airport
Main Terminal Building
PO. Box 6619.Kigali, Rwanda
 Tel: 0280280600/0788308382
 Fax: 0252580235                              

Nairobi Medevac Companies

Flying Doctors of East Africa
Tel: +254 20 6992299 / 6992000 / 315454 / 315455 / 6002492
Mobile: + 254 (0) 733 639 088 / 736 359 362 / 722 314 239
Fax: +25420344170

Intensive Care Air Ambulance (ICAA)
24hr Emergency Hotlines: +254 20 6000 600 | +254 722 600 600 | +254 733 600 600
24hr email:

South Africa Medevac Companies

Air Evacuation South Africa Europe Assistance / MRI
Tel: 27 (0) 800 111 990

International SOS – Johannesburg, South Africa call center, 24 hour coverage.
Requires liaison with local medical personnel 
Tel:  + 27 (0) 11 541 1300
Fax: + 27 (0) 865 290 777


Baho Medical Center

Dr. Muhawenimana , Petronille– Gastroenterology
Tel:  0788759007/0783052460/0788523734 

“Belgian Embassy” Clinic

Dr. Richard, Sylvie – General/Family Medicine
Tel:  252-575-551, ext. 223/078-830-0353
Clinic hours: Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 4:00 p.m to 5:30 p.m.

Kigali Adventist Medical Center

Dr. Wuysang, Tommy (Dr. Tommy)

King Faisal Hospital (KFH) –Emergency care (24 hour care)

Outpatient consultation and in-patient hospitalization 
Location: Kacyiru; turn left at the Umubano Hotel (coming from the US Embassy) and go to the end of the road.   
Tel:  252588888/252582421/252582654/252582655/252582659
Free call from a mobile phone: 3939 or 3938
Free call from a landline 239

This hospital provides 24-hour assistance with physicians and nurses on duty in their emergency room. It has surgical facilities, digital x-ray, CT, EKO, fluoroscopy machines and adult and neonatal intensive care units.  It has a computerized laboratory, specialist-run radiology department and a 24-hour pharmacy.  Specialists can provide dialysis, neurosurgery, oncology, urology, endocrinology, anesthesia, and chemotherapy.  Though King Faisal Hospital is investing heavily in new equipment, as a general rule, hospitals, laboratories and x-ray facilities in Kigali are not as modern or as well-equipped as those in the United States.  It is for these reasons that serious surgical cases are usually medically evacuated from Kigali to Nairobi or Pretoria.  MRIs are normally done in Nairobi.  King Faisal has a 150-bed capacity ambulance service but can accommodate more in the event of a disaster with assistance from the Red Cross and Rwandan military.  Private, self-contained rooms with individual menus, TV and refrigerators are available.

Polyclinique Du Plateau - (open 24 hours) 

Dr. Muyombano, Antoine - Infectious Disease Specialist
Location: Kiyovu
Tel: 0788301630 


Expanded Vaccine Program (PEV)

Location: Kacyiru; across the roundabout from the U.S. Embassy.
They administer the yellow fever vaccine. 

Rwigimba Augustin

Administers vaccines and is an authorized signatory on WHO immunization cards.
Tel: 078-856-2741 (speaks only French)


Northern Rwanda: 

Butaro Hospital/Partners in Health Hospital

Shyira Hospital (outside Ruhengeri)

Dr. King, Caleb
Tel: 0788307417

Dr. King, Louise
Tel: 0788836095

Southern Rwanda: 

Kibagora Hospital (outside Cyangugu)

Etherington, Sheila, RN 
Tel: 0788541206

Yerger, Julie, RN
Tel: 0788232766

Eastern Rwanda: 

Gahini Hospital (on Lake Muhazi)

Dr. Schonbee, Wim
Tel: 0788864075                   

Rwinkavu, Kayonza District (near Akagera Park) - Partners in Health Hospital

Dr. Michael Rich
Tell: 0788304234

Butare (Huye) - National University Teaching Hospital (Ambulance available)

Mr. Gafirimbi, Naason, Director of Nursing
Tel: 0788468384

Dr. Musemakweri, Andre, Medical Director
Tel: 0788592150 


Boomkamp Pascal - Psychologist 
Tel: 0782536679

Hogwood, Jemma - Psychologist 
Tel: 0788305630

Johnson, Kelly - BA, MA in counseling
Tel: 0784334988

Nattel, Jonathan - Master of Arts in counseling psychology
Tel:  0787398061


Clinique Bien Naitre 
Dr. Claude Nkundabagenzi
Location: BP. 4529 Kigali-Rwanda
Tel: 0788454647

Jelsma, Jocelyn - Midwife
Tel: 0783010302 (prefers SMS and will call back)

Dr. Hebatallah, Salama
Tel: 0782300252


Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital
Tel: 0788386377
After hours: 0787303743

Eye Care Optical
Location:  Kiyovu, opposite the Belgian School
Tel: 0788867121


Main phone: 0252575234
Fax: 0252576511              
Location: Near La Galette

Pharmacie Conseil
Hours: Monday – Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • Kacyiru – located at the Prester Enterprises Building - Ground floor.  Next to post office in Kacyiru and opposite the Top Tower Hotel.
  • Downtown – across from the Belgian School
  • Gacuriro - 101 Benjamina Street Vision 2020 Estates near Highland Apartments

For further info:


Centre Medical Orkide

Gatsinzi, Charles – manager and head physiotherapist
Appointments: +250 788 597 077

Kigali Health Institute (KHI)
Tel: 0788854914

King Faisal Hospital

Gasherebuka, John (Department Chief) Tel: 0788610806

Mutabazi, Eric (Unit Manager) Tel: 0788610806

Muganwa, Emmanuel (Emma): Tel: 0788527002

Rwanda Chiropractic Health

Dr. Julie Paul
Tel: 0784973284