UR - University Teaching Hospitals recognized as international training centers in Endoscopy

In collaboration with the University of Rwanda, King Faisal Hospital (KFH) and Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Kigali (CHUK) have been recognized and awarded by the World Endoscopy Organization to : 1- Implement quality education in digestive endoscopy, gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship training. 2- Increase access and knowledge of endoscopy in underserved areas of the world 3- Support international cooperation to achieve optimal practices in endoscopy 4- Inform the public of the many benefits from high quality and safe endoscopy The existing collaboration with the Ministry...

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UR Vice Chancellor opens International narrative therapy & community work conference

Participants from over 30 Countries are attending an International Narrative Therapy & Community Work Conference hosted by the Center for Mental Health under the UR-College of Medicine and Health Sciences in partnership with Dulwich Center Foundation, SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda and Geruka Healing Centre. The Conference seeks to share experiences in responding to Mental Health hardships using narrative ideas which have continued to be used by practitioners from several countries across the world and also share research findings on narrative therapy. The International Conference is...

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Visit by the UR VC and DVCs at CMHS

UR Vice Chancellor, DVC for Strategic Planning and Administration and DVC for Academic affairs and research visited CMHS On 25th July 2022, Dr. Didas Kayihura Muganga the Ag. Vice Chancellor together with Dr. Raymond Ndikumana, the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Strategic Planning and Administration visited CMHS and held discussions with the senior college administrators led by the Principal, Assoc. Professor Jeanne Kagwiza. The meeting focused on a wide range of issues that included academia and infrastructure development. The team also had a campus tour of the college...

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CMHS hosted Innovation Accelerator phase 4 youth forum

Presenters, partners and participants in a morale boosting mood during the Youth forum and launch of iAccelerator phase4 University of Rwanda, College of Medicine and Health Sciences as one of the partners of iAccelerator hosted the Youth Forum and launch of Innovation Accelerator phase 4 held on 8th December 2021. Under the theme “Addressing the effects of drug abuse on the mental health and the sexual Reproduction Health of Adolescents and Young Adults.” Innovation Accelerator is a program initiated by Imbuto foundation, started in 2016 aiming to explore new and engaging ways to tackle...

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CMHS and ICRC held discussions aimed at a strategic partnership

The International Committee of the Red Crosspledged to support and facilitate the development of a sustainable and holistic academic offering in Physical Rehabilitation : prosthetics and orthotics, physio therapy, and occupational therapy at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences to ensure the flow of qualified and trained resources in the Physical Rehabilitation sector in Rwanda, and potentially across neighboring countries. CMHS already has an academic offering for the various disciplines at various levels (diploma / bachelor’s / master’s),it currently offers a diploma in P&O but...

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CMHS hosted this year’s world mental health day celebration

The World Mental Health Dayis an opportunity to draw attention to an often-overlooked and neglected aspect of our well-being. This year’s day was celebrated by the University of Rwanda at its Remera Campus on 28th October 2021. Almost two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are experiencing isolation, anxiety or depression. World Mental Health Day is a chance to reflect on how we can improve our own health, and to reach out and ask how other people are feeling. This year’s theme is “There is hope after diagnosis of a mental health illness, lets seek care”. Many people in the Region...

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