Rwanda Human Resources for Health Program

The Rwanda Human Resources for Health Program was developed by the Rwandan Ministry of Health in partnership with US medical schools to support the development of critically needed clinical, teaching and research skills of current and future Rwandan faculty and specialist physicians who will be able to meet patient care needs at district, provincial and referral hospitals.

[See the Sept 27, 2012 Blog update at the bottom of this page]

Rwanda currently faces a severe lack of adequate number of physicians and other health care workers, and one key root cause of this shortage is lack of adequate number of faculty to train future physicians. There are very few trained subspecialists, and residency training programs in Rwanda, begun in 2005, are still developing.

The Ministry of Health in Rwanda developed the Human Resources for Health (HRH) Program to collaborate with US schools of medicine including: Brown, Dartmouth, Duke, Harvard, University of Colorado, University of Maryland, University of Texas, University of Virginia and Yale. The primary goal is to support clinical faculty in Rwanda and strengthen targeted clinical residency programs, with an added impact on the quality of the clinical educations for interns and medical students. As part of this program, US schools will provide expatriate physician mentors in specialties and subspecialties in the following areas: Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Surgery, Anesthesiology, Family and Community Medicine, Oncology, Radiology, Pathology and Emergency Medicine.

For more on the program, in Chief Abundance Partner, Corrado Cancedda’s own words, see the video below.

Corrado Cancedda and Rwanda Human Resources for Health from Abundance Foundation on Vimeo.

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The following video is the Rwanda Human Resources for Health Program announcement at the Clinton Global Initiative during the Closing Plenary session. [Relevant announcement starts at 15:37 – Chief Abundance Partner Corrado Cancedda and others are honored on stage]

 

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Rwanda Human Resources for Health Program honored at Clinton Global Initiative

The Abundance Foundation has expanded its commitment to global health education with the launch of two important new programs. Announced on stage at the Clinton Global Initiative's closing plenary session, the Rwanda Human Resources for Health (HRH) Program will support the development of critically needed clinical, teaching and research skills of current and future Rwandan faculty and specialist physicians to meet patient care needs at district, provincial and referral hospitals. This program is a ...