Radio Salus (derived from the Latin word "salus", meaning salvation) was established in 2005 at the, formerly, National University of Rwanda (currently University of Rwanda, Huye Campus) as a result of a project implemented by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to create a new, independent media outlet.
The primary objectives of the station are to build media capacity, enhance democracy, encourage community debate, and improve the university’s journalism school by providing a hands-on learning experience for students.
Radio Salus is one of the first private radio stations to start broadcasting since 1994 genocide.
Since its creation, it has received many accolades due to its demonstrated effectiveness and professionalism.
Today, not only has it achieved one of its primary goals of media capacity building, but it has also enhanced and diversified radio programming in the whole country.
Moreover, its impact is felt in the neighboring countries as it can be listened to by those living in some parts of Burundi,Tanzania and DRC, as well as around the world online.
Radio Salus has become a tool for women empowerment and a voice for the voiceless including people with disabilities.