Building Nursing and Midwifery Capacity Through Rwanda’s Human Resources for Health Program

Glorieuse Uwizeye, Donatilla Mukamana, Michael Relf, William Rosa, Mi Ja Kim, Philomene Uwimana, Helen Ewing, Paul Munyiginya, Renee Pyburn, Nanyombi Lubimbi, Anita Collins, Isabelle Soule, Kelly Burke, Josette Niyokindi, Patricia Moreland

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Abstract

Global disparities in the quantity, distribution, and skills of health workers worldwide pose a threat to attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 and deepens already existing global health inequities. Rwanda and other low-resource countries face a critical shortage of health professionals, particularly nurses and midwives. This article describes the Human Resources for Health (HRH) Program in Rwanda, a collaboration between the Ministry of Health of Rwanda and a U.S. consortium of academic institutions. The ultimate goal of the HRH Program is to strengthen health service delivery and to achieve health equity for the poor. The aim of this article is to highlight the HRH nursing and midwifery contributions to capacity building in academic and clinical educational programs throughout Rwanda. International academic partnerships need to align with the priorities of the host country, integrate the strengths of available resources, and encourage a collaborative environment of cultural humility and self-awareness for all participants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)192-201
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Transcultural Nursing
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

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Rwanda
Health Resources
Midwifery
Nursing
Nurse Midwives
Capacity Building
Conservation of Natural Resources
Health
Health Services
Global Health

Keywords

  • continuing education
  • health disparities
  • international educational experiences
  • nursing practice
  • staff development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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Uwizeye, G., Mukamana, D., Relf, M., Rosa, W., Kim, M. J., Uwimana, P., ... Moreland, P. (2018). Building Nursing and Midwifery Capacity Through Rwanda’s Human Resources for Health Program. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 29(2), 192-201. https://doi.org/10.1177/1043659617705436

Building Nursing and Midwifery Capacity Through Rwanda’s Human Resources for Health Program. / Uwizeye, Glorieuse; Mukamana, Donatilla; Relf, Michael; Rosa, William; Kim, Mi Ja; Uwimana, Philomene; Ewing, Helen; Munyiginya, Paul; Pyburn, Renee; Lubimbi, Nanyombi; Collins, Anita; Soule, Isabelle; Burke, Kelly; Niyokindi, Josette; Moreland, Patricia.

In: Journal of Transcultural Nursing, Vol. 29, No. 2, 01.03.2018, p. 192-201.

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Uwizeye, G, Mukamana, D, Relf, M, Rosa, W, Kim, MJ, Uwimana, P, Ewing, H, Munyiginya, P, Pyburn, R, Lubimbi, N, Collins, A, Soule, I, Burke, K, Niyokindi, J & Moreland, P 2018, 'Building Nursing and Midwifery Capacity Through Rwanda’s Human Resources for Health Program', Journal of Transcultural Nursing, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 192-201. https://doi.org/10.1177/1043659617705436
Uwizeye, Glorieuse ; Mukamana, Donatilla ; Relf, Michael ; Rosa, William ; Kim, Mi Ja ; Uwimana, Philomene ; Ewing, Helen ; Munyiginya, Paul ; Pyburn, Renee ; Lubimbi, Nanyombi ; Collins, Anita ; Soule, Isabelle ; Burke, Kelly ; Niyokindi, Josette ; Moreland, Patricia. / Building Nursing and Midwifery Capacity Through Rwanda’s Human Resources for Health Program. In: Journal of Transcultural Nursing. 2018 ; Vol. 29, No. 2. pp. 192-201.
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