Join our delegation to develop capacity in Infection Prevention & Control

by Dr. Michael Grosspietsch (GEI Executive Director)
Mary Foley is a truly exceptional woman. She is a faculty member of UCSF’s nursing school, served as President of the American Nurses Association (ANA) and became the first nurse to ever make it onto the list of the 100 most influential in healthcare. And now she is inviting international colleagues – nurses, public health specialists, engineers etc – to join her for a unique new service-learning initiative in Rwanda!

Mary is leading our efforts to help the Rwandan Ministry of Health develop an Infection Prevention & Control system. In collaboration with Rwandan counterparts, she has adapted World Health Organization guidelines and protocols to the Rwandan environment. The result is a simple curriculum that visiting delegations of professionals and students can teach at Rwandan hospitals and health centers, rounded off with an intimate immersion experience of Rwanda, its people and its health system.

We are now looking for individuals and institutions who have an interest to help with the scale-up of this unique initiative. We still have a few places available for Mary’s inaugural delegation this fall (Dec 6-16). Several standard departure dates have been set for 2015, and we are also happy to explore further customized dates for institutional partners. A small number of scholarships is available.

For further information about the program, please visit the program page.