Rwanda

Institutions, both under the National University of Rwanda:

King Faisal Hospital (KFH) is a 200 bed private hospital that also serves publicly insured patients needing subspecialty care.
Central University Hospital in Kigali (CHUK) is a 509 bed hospital that is the referral center for all patients with public insurance.

Disease Spectrum

A broad range of medical and infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria and tropical medicine.

Clinical Responsibilities

Rounding with the team (with attending)
Admitting from ED as a team
Implementing team plan and following up on results
Performing supervised procedures
Call MWF 7 am - 5 pm, available to return to KFH for admissions between 5 and 10 pm
No weekend duties or call
Participation in all scheduled lectures, case-based learning sessions and bedside teaching
Patient-care associated educational activities (ward rounds, admitting)
Required to lead two case-based learning sessions (like morning report)

Personnel Needed:

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Length of Rotation:

Minimum of six weeks, including travel from the US

Logistics

Reimbursement Award Amount is $3500
Affordable shared apartment available at the King Faisal Hospital Guest House
Language requirements: English is spoken throughout the hospitals.  Other languages spoken are Kinyarwanda and French.
Paperwork: Submission of application to Rwanda Medical Council upon arrival.

Resources

Ministry of Health Annual Report 2010
WHO Fact Sheets on Rwanda 2006
Article from Health Economics on health insurance in Rwanda
Article from Health Policy on health insurance in Rwanda
Update on HRH (Human Resources for Health) Project