PARTNERSHIPS IN THE SCHOOL OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY
To work round of pillars of University of Rwanda, the SoNM is working hard to get durable global partnership especially with renowned different school of nursing in terms of reciprocal benefits. As Rwanda as country is moving very fast to development in different domains , hence nursing profession is not isle and should not be left behind, nursing professionals need to benchmark on whatever is being done internationally, need to collaborate with other professionals from wherever the world. For this perspective, the SONM, office of the Dean by Dr.Donatilla Mukamana has established international partnership office coordinated by Mrs Alice Muhayimana who is actually academic staff. Currently the school has been engaged in formal collaboration with 7 international universities where MoU signed by the UR Vice-Chancellor Prof. Philip Cotton are presently into force. The universities, the SONM is right now collaborating with are: HES-SO Wallis/Switzerland, Duke University, School of Nursing(DUSON)/USA, University College of Artevelde /Belgium, Western Ontario/Canada, Karolinska Institute/Sweden, Gothenburg University/Sweden, University of Minnesota (USA).
2.PARTNERSHIP BWETE HAUTE ECOLE DE SANTE-SO WALLIS SWIZERLAND / AND SONM
3. PARTNERSHIP WITH ARTEVELDE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE /GHENT/BELGIUM
University of Rwanda/CMHS through its school of Nursing and Midwifery signed Memorandum of Understanding with Artevelde University College /Ghent. The scope of their activities is based on principles of mutual equality and benefits. Both parties shall make effort to promote and strengthen education and research collaboration in the following way:
1. Exchange of faculty members and research fellows
2. Exchange of students
4.PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN GOTHERNBURG UNIVERSITY/SWEDEN AND SONM
5. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA AND AFGHANISTAN IN COLLABORATION WITH SONM
The SONM has organized a workshop which had the following objectives:
1. Describe risk factors, assessment and treatments for postpartum hemorrhage
2. Demonstrate emergency management skills for postpartum hemorrhage using simulation models
3. Describe pregnancy physiology and application of skills for common obstetric emergencies
4. Describe and demonstrate newborn and adult resuscitation skills
Instruction Design Objectives:
1. Develop and deliver content related to postpartum hemorrhage
2. Develop case studies, simulation cases for teaching postpartum hemorrhage content to midwifery students
3. Develop and deliver content related to Obstetric emergencies
4. Develop and deliver content related to newborn and adult resuscitation skills
5. Develop case studies, simulation cases for teaching Obstetric emergencies and newborn and adult resuscitation content to midwifery students
6.PARTNERSHIP WITH KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
University of Rwanda through the school of Nursing and Midwifery has established partnership with Karolinska Institutet. Through linneas –palme funding has gotten to facilitate this collaboration about Agreement for Exchange of Student and Teachers (AESTA). This grant will enable each party to send 2 students annually for a period of 12 weeks , then 2 faculty for a period of 3 weeks. The SONM has chosen 2 best Nurses Bachelors student to go to Sweden from August to October 2018
Therefore the first team of teachers arrived to Kigali on 8 May 2018 and have to spend 3 weeks of course where will be integrated in teaching team from Masters program. They have also visited Rwamagana campus to interact with managers, staff and students.
7.PARTNERSHIP WITH WESTERN UNIVERSITY/CANADA
UR/CMHS/ school of Nursing and Midwifery and Western University has established a long-term collaboration relationship in order to develop a sustainable, cost-effective model of delivering training, support and access(TSAM) for continuing Professional Development (CPD) in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) in Rwanda. An additional objective of the collaboration relationship is to provide support to strengthen pre-service pediatric nursing and midwifery education programs. The final objective of the collaborative relationship is to use the results of the TSAM to advise policy-makers on the importance of gender sensitive MNCH care.
Both parties are working closely together and in partnership with other institutions and councils in Rwanda, in order to achieve these objectives. The partnership project commenced on May 2016 will complete on May 31, 2020
The project goals are to provide:
- In service CPD training in MNCH for health practitioners.
- Ongoing mentoring and coaching of trained practitioners
- Training for community health workers to recognize perinatal complications and ensure timely access to health care.
- Strengthening of nursing and midwifery education programs in Rwanda.
- Provide gender sensitive policy and program options related to MNCH to relevant MNCH and HRH decision-making
UR Faculty and Staff with OGACHI Relf and Cusatis
UR SoNM Team with OGACHI Relf and Cusatis