Our Vision

A healthy people in a nation free from preventable suffering, disability, and deaths caused by Non Communicable Diseases.

Our Mission

To unite the efforts and create a powerful voice for the NCDs awareness rising, advocate for the prevention and control of NCDs and their risk factors in Rwanda; by promoting multisectoral partnerships, healthy living style education, early detection and responding to NCDs challenges to improve health and well-being.

Our Objectives

Building capacity and providing technical support to the members

Leading awareness and healthy life education for NCDs Prevention

Empower people living with NCDs and Advocate for them on access to quality care

Advocate for the community concerning the prevention and control of NCDs

Contribute to evidence based NCD policies and practices.


NCD Stories

Most people nowadays face a lot of challenges because of the COVID-19 pandemic either changing their lifestyles, economy, and health, particularly people living with non-communicable diseases (PLWNCDs) who are more at risk for severe complications of COVID-19 and death when they are contracted. This is a compiled 15 testimonies collected through Our Views Our Voices Project funded by NCD Alliance to support the involvement of PLWNCDs in “NCD Story Sharing".

Elias Nambaje

Kidney Disease

I am Elias Nambaje, a 52-year-old man who lives in Kigali, and I have been living with kidney disease for 15 years. I am a member of the Rwanda Kidney Organization.

Blandine Furaha Umutoni


My name is Blandine Furaha Umutoni, 21 years old girl who lives in Musanze - Rwanda, and I have been living with Asthma for 18 years.

Alphonsine Maniriho

Cardiovascular Disease

I am Alphonsine Maniriho, 39 years old woman who lives in Musanze-Rwanda and has been living with cardiovascular disease for 10 years and has had heart surgery.

Theresie Nyirarukundo

Type 1 Diabetes

My name is Theresie Nyirarukundo from Muhanga District. I am 29 years old and I have lived with Diabetes for 24 years now.

Munezero Jean

Kidney Disease

I left my family to be hospitalized in Gisenyi Hospital 6 months ago. Was it the problem of the severity of the diseases? No way!

Epimaque Hakizimana

Type 1 Diabetes

I am Epimaque Hakizimana, a 30-year-old man who lives in the Kayonza-Eastern Province of Rwanda, and I have been living with Type 1 Diabetes for 12 years.

Faustin Batumanyeho

Cardiovascular Diseases

I am Faustin Batumanyeho, a 32 years old man and farmer who lives in Nyagatare district, Eastern Province. I have been living with cardiovascular disease since 2019.


Type 1 Diabetes

I am Mukashema Jeanine from Nyanza District, living with type 1 Diabetes for 11 years. My lived experience during the covid19 pandemic was marked by tons of challenges.

Nideria Ingabire

Cardiovascular Diseases

I am Nideria Ingabire, a 28-year-old woman who lives in the Bugesera-Eastern Province of Rwanda, and I have been living with Cardiovascular disease for 5 years.

Rukundo Alexis

Kidney Disease

I am Rukundo Alexis and I have lived with kidney diseases for almost a year now. When the Pandemic hit Rwanda, I lost my job and that was the beginning of life struggle and miserable life that affected my health.

Marie Mukandinda

Breast Cancer, Hypertension, and Asthma

I am Marie Mukandinda, a 57-year-old woman who lives in Kigali, and I have been living with Breast Cancer, Hypertension, and Asthma.

Uwimbabazi Emerthe

Breast Cancer

I am Emerthe Uwimbabazi from Kigali City. I am 34 years old and have been living with Breast Cancer since 2015. It is really difficult when it comes to a person living with breast cancer and COVID-19.

Nsabimana Oda

Breast Cancer, Hypertension, and Diabetes

I am Nsabimana Oda from Kicukiro in Kigali City and have lived with Breast Cancer for 17 years. I also live with Diabetes, high blood pressure, and a skin disorder.

MBANDA Vincent


I am MBANDA Vincent from Kigali city. I am 74 years old and have been living with asthma for 47 years.

Paladie K. Mategeko

Type 1 Diabetes

I am Paladie Mategeko, a 22 years old girl who lives in Gasabo district, Kigali, and I have been living with Diabetes since 2010.

Project Partners

NCDA Global
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Strategic Partners