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Combatting Malaria in Rwanda

Maria Mukamana, 35, lives in Rugenge village Rusororo sector which is surrounded by miles of swamps and marshlands where she wakes up every morning to do a day’s labour in the rice fields.

She earns less than $1 (Rwf700) a day and spends it all on food for her children with not a penny to save by the end of month.

As a family living in the wetlands — a mosquito breeding ground —at least once in two months one of her family members gets infected with malaria.

The single mother of two children is among the 10million Rwandans who are covered by the Community Based Health Insurance (CBHI) commonly known in Rwanda as mutuelle de sante.

Under the CBHI program Maria can get 90% health care insurance which covers treatment and medication in case she and her children fall sick but this doe snot cover her needs like food…