Africa-Press – Rwanda. President Paul Kagame has appointed Dr Sabin Nsanzimana as the new Minister of Health replacing Dr Daniel Ngamije who has been at the helm of the ministry since February 2020.
A communique signed by the Prime Minister, Edouard Ngirente, and posted on Twitter on Monday also puts Dr Yvan Butera as the new Minister of State in the Ministry of Health replacing Lt. Col Tharcisse Mpunga who is now the new Director General of the University Teaching Hospital of Kigali ( CHUK ) – a post previously occupied
Prior to his appointment as Director General of CHUB, in February this year, Nsanzimana had served as the Director General of Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC), a position he had held since July 2019.
A medical doctor by profession, Nsanzimana, served as the Director of National HIV Program for Rwanda and Division Manager for HIV/AIDS and Viral Hepatitis at the Institute of HIV Disease Prevention and Control at RBC, since 2008.
The new Minister of State in the Ministry of Health, Butera, previously served as Deputy Executive Secretary for Human Resources for Health in the same ministry since July 2021.
Butera also served as a physician at various hospitals in Rwanda since graduating from the University of Rwanda, School of Medicine and Surgery in 2014, including five years at the Rwanda Military Hospital.
He holds a PhD in Medical Sciences (Human Genetics) at the University of Liège in Belgium and holds a Masters of Global Health Delivery from University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda.