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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CMHS conducted a community outreach week in Rulindo District

University of Rwanda is mandated to carry out three broad important missions ; training, research and community services. Rehabilitation progressively is oriented at community engagement because of decentralisation of its services and community outreach is one of the effective ways to reach out to underserved communities. Rehabilitation science programs at the school of health sciences organises community outreach activities annually. The outreach activities are aimed at the following ; 1. To contribute towards achieving the broader UR mission of community service 2. To collect...

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CMHS is received visitors from the University of Michigan to discuss areas of partnership

The Principal of UR-CMHS Associate Professor Jeanne KAGWIZA today on 28th September 2021 hosted two delegates from the University of Michigan USA DISCUSS areas in which the two institutions can collaborate. The meeting was also attended by the Dean and Deputy Dean of the school of nursing and midwifery, the Director of CHUK teaching hospital and the head of department, midwifery at CMHS. The identified prospective areas under consideration include : Expanding Research Capacity in Family Planning (FP), Comprehensive Abortion Care (CAC), and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)...

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CMHStrained more epidemiologists in collaboration with RBC

UR-CMHS trainedmore Field Epidemiology Network frontline staff that have graduated after completing the Rwanda FETP frontline course. The two cohorts 3&4 were composed of staff from 10 districts over 30 in Rwanda. Each district had three to five trainees selected based on their role directly linked to public health promotion, disease prevention, control and response at district level. The occasion was attended by officials that included the Head of disease prevention and control atRwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) Dr. Albert Tuyishime and the Principalof UR-CMHS, Associate Professor...

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