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 supported by an Executive Committee for the follow up of its decisions and guidelines. The organisation implements the activities through Not for Profit Unit; Health Facility Unit and Health Investment Company. Team work with the lead of the management team of each unit is privileged by the organisation.
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 stakeholders for the Performance Based Financing (PBF) and community development implementation in Rwanda. In various countries in African which has recently introduced PBF such as Guinea, CAR, Republic of Congo, Benin etc. academic institutions were among partners who have collaborated with HDP for ventures in the PBF field in the recent past years.
Since 2010, HDP is implementing counter verification of the PBF schemes set up in various countries as an external and independent actor. Such successful interventions in Rwanda, Burundi and Republic of Congo has allowed HDP to improve the skills of providing technical support to Governments with financial contribution from international institutions.
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 various courses in different settings(countries) including some for health service providers, local authorities and others for managers and decision makers.
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.
Currently HDP is implementing a project on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights 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. This project followed another 3 years intervention of the same supported by the Netherlands cooperation.