Rwanda is a small, highly populated and very poor country in Central Africa. Having been been incredibly damaged by the recent genocide the people are now beginning to recover and the Government is rebuilding the infrastructure.
Bigogwe is situated in the northwest of the country, in a broad valley at the foot of Mount Karisimbi (featured in the film “Gorillas in the Mist”).
Major Achievements by The Trust (help from other organisations acknowledged)
|1992||Building commenced by others.|
|1994||Building abandoned because of genocide.|
|2004||Bigogwe Trust become involved.|
|2004||Centre given by Rwanda Government to the Diocese of Shyira (Bishop John Rucyahana).
Dr's House built, Bigogwe Trust formed.
Main buildings cleaned, repaired and painted.
|2005||Centre opened with 5 members of staff.
International Centre for AIDS care and Treatment (ICAP) begin supporting staff salaries.
|2006||First doctor appointed by Bishop John.|
|2008||New diocese of Kivu established (Bishop Augustin Ahimana).|
|2009||New Maternity provided by ICAP.
Need for Caesarean section service recognised.
Autoclave and operating equipment provided and installed.
Dental surgery equipment sourced from Dentaid.
|2010||The first Caesarean section!|
|2011||300th section done in first year!
Ultrasound machine given by Newcastle Rotary.
Extra ground purchased.
Renovation of final building commenced.
|2012||Backup Generator for the operating theatre provideds.|
|2013||New Maternity built by Access Project (The Earth Institute)
Transfusion refrigerator and dental X-ray installed.
|2014||Neonatal Incubator and Anaesthetic machine provided.
Wall heaters in operating theatre installed.
Perimeter wall and new incinerator constructed.
Reduction of international support for staff salaries announced.
|2015||Support commenced for three members of staff.
Second Operating theatre built and equipped.
Backup Generator for the main building provided.
Wall heater for baby resuscitation provided.
|2016||Vital signs monitor for second operating theatre provided.|