HEALTH, DEVELOPMENT AND PERFORMANCE (H.D.P) is a Rwandese Non-Government Organization established in 2006 and registered officially since 2007. HDP founder have a long working experience with international and local NGOs. HDP has a long experience in the implementation of health financing interventions in the area of Performance Based Financing and Health Insurance Scheme. HDP is also increasingly expanding its operations in various African countries to help them out starting those initiatives. The expertise developed in the organization has grown up over time from health financing to public health areas including but not limited to Tuberculosis, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Malaria, Nutrition and School health. HDP has also a longstanding experience to work with other partners in local or international consortia, in the Country and in other African countries. Those opportunities has lead the organisation to developing strong relationship with experienced institutions in the mentioned fields.
HDP is an organisation governed by a general assembly and managed on a daily basis by an executive board. It is composed of various departments located in the Training centre, Health Centre, consultancy and project implementation. The HDP work is defined as product from the entire team with the lead of its Executive board.
HDP is one of the partners in the Health system in Rwanda who joined the government in the scaling up process national wide for the Performance Based Financing scheme. The focus area has been on working more on the community participation concept from which actions are based on continuous client satisfaction surveys to assess the quality of services from the patient perspective and to verify correctness of declared data’s from the health facility managers.
HDP has developed relationship with other international organisations such as Cordaid Netherlands, Management Sciences for Health (M.S.H) for the Perfromance Based Financing (PBF) implementation in Rwanda, JHPIEGO for the community component. In various countries in African which has recently introduced PBF such as Guinea, CAR, Republic of Congo, Benin etc. School of Public Health, Royal tropical Institute of Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam are among academic partners who have collaborated with HDP for ventures in the PBF field in the recent past years.
From September 2010 to December 2014, HDP has been selected and signed a contract with the Government of Burundi to implement a counter verification activity in the whole PBF set up of the country as an external actor in the system. This successful intervention in Burundi has now followed by a similar assignment offered to HDP by the Government of the Republic of Congo with financial contribution from the World Bank Group.
HDP is involved in the consortium of PBF course developers and it is regularly involved in the training sessions organised in favour of PBF learners in different countries. During the past recent years, the HDP training centre organised about eight courses including two for health service providers and local authorities and six for managers and decision makers. Under this initiative more than five courses done were organised in different countries like Burundi, CAR, Zambia, Rwanda and Cameroon.
From January 2013 to date, HDP has embarked in other challenging intervention promoting the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for Young People in Rwanda. This intervention has come as a way to strengthen the organisation capacity for programs aiming at improving health care services to the most vulnerable groups in general and 10 to 24 young people specifically. The main actions consist of training health personnel and developing approaches that help for attitude change HDP towards the SRHR services to Young people; to deliver youth friendly services, and to support the Ministry of Health to adapt the data collection and analysis regarding the services offered to young people. A big consortium led by HDP with international members such as Swiss TPH, Cordaid and I+solutions has completed one SRH project in 2016.
HDP is continuing a similar project on SRHR with the support from the Packard Foundation. One of the main achievements has been the adoption of the school health policy which has SRHR component, the establishment of functional youth corners in the districts of intervention and recently the supervision tools for SRH activities has been selected and shall be adopted soon.