First Advisor

Lisanne F. Brown, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

David Harold Gibson Jr, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Nina Miller, Ph. D.


Regis College

Degree Name

Master of Development Practice

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

61 pages


Rwanda is confronted with a growing problem of non-communicable diseases (NCD). It is important that people in Rwanda have access to effective prevention and treatment. This paper explores a program that would use a digital platform to facilitate access to information, services, and products that would help NCD at risk populations in Rwanda to access appropriate prevention and care. The program was developed based on the author’s experience in Rwanda’s healthcare industry, the information from review of literature as well as key informant interviews (NCD patients, advocates, and caregivers) and a survey with health professionals. The research conducted highlighted that there is a need for improvement in health education and access to services and products used for NCDs. The program will serve as a one-stop center for NCD prevention and care services.

Date of Award

Spring 2022

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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