In order to fight malaria, Rwanda Development Organization (RDO) on August 16th 2012 donated boots to community health workers to help them carry out their work in the rainy season.
The beneficiaries are community health workers from Kirehe, Gatore and Kigina sectors in Kirehe district.
Grace Byukusenge, worker in charge of Malaria control project in Rwanda Development Organization (RDO) says they gave them boots to help them fight malaria in rural areas.
Jacqueline Murekatete, vice mayor in charge of social affairs in Kirehe district denotes community health workers help the district in health projects and that boots were to facilitate them in their work.
Céléstin Buregeya, a health worker in Mugeruko village, Curazo in Kirehe sector asserts they needed boots because they have been facing a problem of mud whenever it rains in their villages.
Community health workers sensitise residents on family planning and remind expecting mothers to go for maternity checkups.