Team Europe to provide US$32 million in financing for health system development in Rwanda

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide a €22 million (US$26 million) loan, complemented by a €5 million (US$6 million) grant from the EU, for the Rwanda Biomedical Center to help the Rwandan National Health Laboratory develop its diagnostic, surveillance, and research capabilities. 

The World Health Organisation (WHO) will partner with Rwanda to redevelop the National Health Laboratory, Rwanda's central health implementation agency in Kigali, which will result in enhanced medical diagnostic tools and research in the region. 

The €27 million (US$32 million) Team Europe investment in epidemic and pandemic preparedness in Rwanda was announced in Kigali at the Second African Union-European Union ministerial meeting. This funding is the largest EIB financing provided for health in East Africa.

Press release - European Investment Bank