In a bid to improve healthcare services in Rwanda’s health sector, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Ministry of Health in collaboration with International Organization for Migration (IOM) is implementing a Diaspora Engagement in the Rwandan Health Sector Project.

According to the statement from Rwanda-Belgique on twitter, the partnership with Rwanda Ministry of Health will be implemented through a Diaspora Engagement project to support the Health sector by engaging health professionals residing in hospitals across Rwanda.

This project intends to identify and support qualified Rwandan health professionals, residing in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and France who wish to participate to the project to transfer their skills, knowledge and technology to Rwanda’s health sector.

Selected specialized health professionals will provide needed services and relevant trainings in their areas of expertise in 10 hospitals namely: Kibungo Referral Hospital, Kibuye Referral Hospital, Ruhengeri Referral Hospital, Bushenge Provincial Hospital, Butaro District Hospital, Gisenyi District Hospital, Kabgayi District Hospital, Kibagabaga District Hospital, Murunda District Hospital, and Nyagatare District Hospital.

This initiative builds upon the results of the diaspora Mapping Exercise conducted in Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom (UK).
The Rwandan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation coordinated the mapping exercise in close collaboration with IOM in 2018-2019.

A needs assessment of the health sector in Rwanda has identified gaps in the following priority areas where key interventions will be made: Anaesthesiology, General surgery, Ophthalmology, Biomedical engineering, Gynaecology and obstetrics, Orthopaedic Surgery, Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Paediatrics, Dental Surgery, Mental Health, Pathology, Deontology, Neonatology, Physiotherapy, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology and Radiology.
The health professional shall work under overall technical supervision of the director general of the hospital. The health professional will take instructions for his/her day-to-day functions from the clinical director of the hospital under whom clinical services fall.

The Express News


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