University of Global Health Equity / Butaro Teaching Hospital / Partners in Health

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University of Global Health Equity / Butaro Teaching Hospital / Partners in Health

A collaborative initiative to provide quality health care services to the people of Rwanda.

Coordinator Contact Information
Name

Natalie McCall, MD, MPH & Jonathan Abaho, MBBS

Phone

+250 78838156 / +254 707 075358

Requirements

To support the passionate Rwandan otolaryngologists who have advocated for and developed the new ENT services at BTH, visiting otolaryngologists are welcome to 1) support additional subspeciality skill development in referral centers, 2) support training of residents, and 3) precept the UGHE clinical rotations in ENT.

Purpose of Initiative

Butaro Teaching Hospital is a Ministry of Health-owned hospital founded in 2011 and supported by Partners in Health (PIH), an international nonprofit which has successfully developed healthcare systems to serve the world’s poorest communities. It is the main teaching hospital for the medical students from the School of Medicine at the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) and is also one of the two cancer centers for patients in Rwanda. BTH is located ten minutes away from the UGHE campus and serves the district of Burera which encompasses a geographic area of 645 km2 and a population of 380,000 people. The BTH recently built a new inpatient unit including inpatient oncology, pediatrics, and intensive care facilities. Additional improvements include a CT scanner, an outpatient ENT clinic space, and more operating theaters. The goal is to provide expanded services to the population from the Burera district and beyond. The BTH is also a teaching hospital for the UGHE medical students. Backed by the passionate dedication of Rwandan ENTs, this newly expanded ENT service at BTH has created new opportunities for otolaryngologists interested in partnering to enhance clinical care and education.

Typical Service Commitment

To support the passionate Rwandan otolaryngologists who have advocated for and developed the new ENT services at BTH, visiting otolaryngologists are welcome to 1) support additional subspeciality skill development in referral centers, 2) support training of residents, and 3) precept the UGHE clinical rotations in ENT.

Financial Aspects

Travel costs and living expenses are unlikely to exceed USD $2,000 in total for a two-week visit, depending on air fares

Language Skills

English

Seeking Volunteers

Last Updated: 02/27/2024

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