The 3-week Global Health field course in Rwanda introduces concepts of global health from a unique African perspective. You will learn about the healthcare system in Rwanda and study one major public health concern in particular – infection prevention and control (IPC) in healthcare settings.
A week of skills development through classroom learning, workshops, field visits and general cultural immersion is followed by two weeks of service-learning at Rwandan hospitals and health centers. Here, you will work hand in hand with service providers to help assess and discuss different ways to minimize public health risks.
In addition to IPC, you will also learn about various important healthcare services within different communities, such as nutrition programs for mothers and children, health education and promotion, and community health workers and their role. Throughout the course, local students from the University of Rwanda will join your delegation and contribute to a greatly enriching cross-cultural learning environment.
- Explore healthcare concepts and programs in resource-limited settings.
- Work hand in hand with local healthcare providers at an urban health center and a rural district hospital.
- Learn how to analyze IPC protocols, and design and provide workshops for medical and non-medical staff.
- Gain invaluable intercultural competence relevant to your field of study.
- Explore the ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’ through unique excursions and a safari.
- Create once-in-a-lifetime memories, and build lasting friendships.