Rwanda Human Resources for Health (HRH) Program
Launched in August, 2012, the HRH Rwanda Program is a partnership among the Rwanda Ministry of Health (MOH), Rwandan health care facilities & academic institutions, 23 top US academic institutions (nursing, medicine, dentistry, health administration ), & funders including the US Government (PEPFAR, USAID, CDC) & the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Specifically, it seeks to target the shortage of skilled health care workers, the quality of education for health care workers, infrastructure and equipment (both quality and quantity), and health care facility management capacity. See here for program overview: http://www.hrhconsortium.moh.gov.rw/about-hrh/program-overview/
NYU Meyers is currently in the sixth year of this seven year program. We provide international faculty expertise to further the development of nursing faculty and prepare Rwandan nurses/midwives to address issues including emerging infectious diseases, chronic illnesses, and maternal-child health. We currently have nine nursing faculty posted in Rwanda working as faculty educators and mentors at the University of Rwanda School of Nursing and Midwifery. Over the project life we have filled 71 faculty and nurse clinician slots, with 39 persons, and remain as one of three US nursing institutions currently active within the HRH Program.