Recognising the achievements, addressing the challenges and getting back on track to achieve the MDGs by 2015


DR. INNOCENT NYARUHIRIRA – Executive Chairman, King Faisal Hospital, Former Minister of State for Health of Rwanda

Dr. Innocent Nyaruhirira is the Executive Chairman of King Faisal Hospital in Kigali Rwanda. He was until last month the Minister of State for Health in charge of HIV/AIDS and other epidemics, including malaria. He has held this cabinet-level post from its creation in November 2002 until March 2008. Prior to that, he held the posts of Director of the main referral hospital of Rwanda, the Central Hospital of Kigali, and Head of the Department of Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine at the University Hospital of Butare Province.

He is a member of several boards and organizations. He has served as Chairman of the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM)/Global Fund for Rwanda up to December 2004.

Dr. Nyaruhirira received his medical degree at the University of Burundi, and received specialized degrees in general surgery, orthopedics, and trauma surgery at the Free University of Brussels in Belgium.