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Helping to Build a High Quality Sustainable Healthcare System in Rwanda

Building a High Quality Sustainable Healthcare System in Rwanda

 

Dr. Rahel Ghebre has been hard at work with global gynecology oncology training efforts for several years. Click here to read some of her work, published in June 2016, on the challenges in prevention and care delivery for women with cervical cancer in sub-saharan Africa.

 

Updates from my summer in Ethiopia

August 24, 2016

I returned to Rwanda after a busy summer. I spent the early part of the summer working with two highly motivated and skilled fellows in Ethiopia. I am now working to organize my ideas about how to best integrate any possible help our Division can provide. The fellows I worked with in Ethiopia...

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Update from Dr. Ghebre

December 17, 2014

Here are pictures of where I am currently. I am at one of the District Hospitals (Gisenyi) which is in the north on the border with Congo. It is next to Goma which is an area of volcanic activity. The town is on lake Kivu and has an amazing scenery. One of the picture shows...

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Basic tools for surgery are simply not present in Rwanda

December 15, 2014

One of the biggest surprises for healthcare workers visiting Rwanda (and many other countries abroad) is how many “basic” tools for surgery are simply not present. Dr. Ghebre looks at a tray of specialized surgical tools, the only one like it currently at the University of...

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Traditional Rwanda dance

December 8, 2014

traditional Rwanda dancersSince the early days cattle has...

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Matt Gerber, UMN's Assistant Director of Research for Gyn Cancer, visits Dr. Ghebre.

December 1, 2014

Matt Gerber, UMN's Assistant Director of Research for Gyn Cancer, traveled to visit Dr. Ghebre. He delivered medical supplies for the hospital as well shoes and backpacks for Nibakure Children’s Village (www.nibakure....

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Umuganda: ‘Coming together in common purpose to achieve an outcome’

November 10, 2014

Dr. Ghebre in lecture at University of Rwanda

November 3, 2014

In addition to developing a curriculum for pelvic surgery, Dr. Ghebre also lectures to the Ob/Gyn Residents who are training at the University of Rwanda Hospital.

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Research and clinical opportunities in Rwanda

October 28, 2014

Below is a list of research and clinical opportunities in Rwanda. These projects have been identified by Dr. Ghebre and colleagues at the University of Rwanda as dynamic opportunities to collaborate on global health topics topics and perhaps even provide an opportunity to travel. If you would...

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Dr. Ghebre in Rwanda operating room

October 17, 2014

In this video, Dr. Ghebre shares a little about what it is like to perform surgery in Rwanda.

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Matt Gerber visits Dr. Ghebre

October 8, 2014

Our Assistant Director of Research, Matt Gerber, recently returned from his trip to Rwanda to visit Dr. Ghebre. In the coming weeks, we will be sharing more about his experience and the incredible impact Dr. Ghebre's work is already having in the area. Dr. Ghebre has been working hard with our...

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