Vincent Rusanganwa

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Background: Disparities in the global availability of operating theatres, essential surgical equipment and surgically trained providers are profound. Although efforts are ongoing to increase surgical care and training, little is known about the surgical capacity in developing countries. The aim of this study was to create a baseline for surgical development(More)
Agnes Binagwaho, M.D., Ph.D., Patrick Kyamanywa, M.D., M.P.H., Paul E. Farmer, M.D., Ph.D., Tej Nuthulaganti, M.P.H., Benoite Umubyeyi, R.N., M.Sc.N., Jean Pierre Nyemazi, M.D., Soline Dusabeyesu Mugeni, M.Sc., Anita Asiimwe, M.D., M.P.H., Uzziel Ndagijimana, Ph.D., Helen Lamphere McPherson, B.A., Jean de Dieu Ngirabega, M.D., Ph.D., Anne Sliney, R.N.,(More)
Two decades ago, the genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda led to the deaths of 1 million people, and the displacement of millions more. Injury and trauma were followed by the effects of a devastated health system and economy. In the years that followed, a new course set by a new government set into motion equity-oriented national policies focusing on(More)
OBJECTIVE We delivered a point-of-care ultrasound training programme in a resource-limited setting in Rwanda, and sought to determine participants' knowledge and skill retention. We also measured trainees' assessment of the usefulness of ultrasound in clinical practice. METHODS This was a prospective cohort study of 17 Rwandan physicians participating in(More)
BACKGROUND Evaluations of health systems strengthening (HSS) interventions using observational data are rarely used for causal inference due to limited data availability. Routinely collected national data allow use of quasi-experimental designs such as interrupted time series (ITS). Rwanda has invested in a robust electronic health management information(More)
INTRODUCTION The shortage and maldistribution of health care workers in sub-Saharan Africa is a major concern for rural health facilities. Rural areas have 63% of sub-Saharan Africa population but only 37% of its doctors. Although attrition of health care workers is implicated in the human resources for health crisis in the rural settings, few studies(More)
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