King Faisal Hospital (KFH), Kigali, has been awarded accreditation from the Council for Health Services Accreditation of South Africa (COHSASA), a healthcare accrediting body.
Dr Emile Rwamasirabo, the chief executive of King Faisal said this achievement means a lot in line with improvement of services.
“The accreditation is all about identifying whether we are up to standards with the rest of the world in availing health services, and this means a lot to the health sector in Rwanda.” He said adding that “I hope in the coming years, other hospitals here will be accredited.”
The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA) is the only internationally accredited quality improvement and accreditation body for healthcare facilities based in Africa. In the past 20 years over 600 facilities throughout the continent have subscribed to the COHSASA programme to improve the quality and safety of the healthcare services provided to patients.
According Dr Patrick Ndimubanzi, state minister in the Ministry of Health the third accreditation, issued will be valid until September, 2019.
KFH got its first accreditation in 2011 with a score of 99 per cent, and the second in 2013, scoring 97 per cent. This year, the hospital scooped 97 per cent.