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Rwanda eyes Medical Tourism


Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, one of the global major eye centres has just started operations, in Rwanda.




In an effort to generate more tourism revenues, Rwanda is to focus on medical tourism. The nation is looking at all options to sustain the budding tourism sector that registered high foreign exchange receipts last year, It is now planning to focus on medical tourism as another option that could further enhance its tourism earnings.


Rica Rwigamba, the head of tourism at Rwanda Development Board, said, ‘The government is courting investors to set up advanced medical facilities in the country; we believe this will help make our country a regional tourism hub.’


The official also acknowledged that the nation could become a tourism hub only if it has world-class medical facilities, which would be difficult without the participation of private entities. Hence, the nation is embarking on a campaign to attract .



(Source : Travel UK) Full article : HERE

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