program description:

In addition to providing health insurance for our participants, we want to ensure that we are promoting the message that Health Insurance is necessary for all. Shooting Touch works with 230 Community Health Workers within the district to go house to house, teaching and  encouraging people to register for Mutuelle De Sante (the country’s national health insurance).

program goals:

  1. Awareness of the benefits of health insurance for community members

  2. Increased enrolment for Mutuelle De’Sante Healthcare Coverage

  3. Top 5 District ranking for health care coverage

Program Outcomes:

Since 2017, ST has made 45,000 people aware of the benefits of health insurance through these campaigns.

100% of the people visited during the campaign learned new information about Mutuelle De Sante

In our most recent mobilization campaign, we saw a significant increase of people insured in the sectors where campaigns were held.  Currently, our four sectors are in the top six of the district, where, in the 2016, some ST sectors were as low as last place out of twelve.

% of Population Covered with Mutuelle De Sante

*Shooting Touch Sites
There are some people in the lower levels of the community who don’t know why health insurance — Mutuelle — is important. The campaign can help change mindsets so people understand why an entire family should be covered to receive drugs, treatment and more. Some people say, ‘I haven’t purchased Mutuelle because I’m living in poverty.’ Maybe they have house troubles or other financial issues, but we can teach them that even if they have problems, Mutuelle should be a priority. They can pay in installments slowly by slowly and will then be able to achieve a healthy life.
— Jacques Nsengiyumva, Nyamirama Health Center Coordinator