Kigali Health Institute

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The Kigali Health Institute (KHI) is a government (Rwanda Ministry of Health) run teaching hospital focused on developing the next generation of medical professionals in Rwanda. With the support of the Clinton Foundation, five U.S. nursing schools were selected to participate in the new Rwanda Human Resources for Health initiative. The mission of this consortium is to improve medical and dental education, nursing and midwifery and human resources in Rwanda. Medical professionals from these universities travel to KHI to work with developing medical professionals and students at KHI and work in the Institute from one, to seven years.

dsc01784-1Our first connection to KHI was through Kathryn Schaivone. She joined the team in 2012 with the goal of integrating simulation into the curriculum for nursing, medicine, and dentistry. Her work with the nursing students at KHI has been pivotal for the development of the nursing program.


dsc01788We’ve been honored to be involved with the continual development of KHI. So far the institute has graduated over 3,000 students ranging from nurses, dentists and technicians to physiotherapists and midwives. We can’t wait to see what they will accomplish next. To learn more about the Kigali Health Institute click here.