Share the story of the founder and what inspired the founder to start this project
The founder is Mr. Eraste Nzeyimana who used to live in the USA and who has a Master of Science Degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Maryland University College. Since his immigration to the USA in 1997, the founder had always the desire of returnign back home and help rebuild the country after 13 years of civil war. The founder has admired the USA health system and dreamed about helping improve the Burundi health condition.
Uppon his return to Burundi in 1997, the founder have seen many people coming to him and asked for financial support to pay for health and medical services. Also, hundreds of people go to India, Kenya, China, and Europe for various treatments. It became then clear that people have no health financing solutions and that a health insurance program that will include the less fortunate would help improve the health conditions. In 2009, Eastern Health sa was created in order to address issues of accessing health and medical services.