Howard University Division of Nursing in the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences will be joining five nursing schools from across the nation to provide training and help to schools of nursing in Rwanda.

Students in Rwanda Nursing Program (Courtesy Photo/Howard Media Relations)

Beginning in the fall Howard and nursing schools at University of Maryland, University of Texas, New York University, Duke University and the University of Illinois at Chicago will be sending health professional to the African nation for 11-month to seven-year stints to train nursing students in the nation.

Mary Hill, dean of Howard’s College of Nursing along with other nursing professionals from the University of Maryland, just returned from Africa this week from early planning meetings for the Rwanda Human Resources for Health Program in conjunction with the Clinton Health Initiative.

Part of their work is to recruit faculty members for the Rwanda Human Resources for Health Program. A number of positions are open including infection control nurse educator, clinical mentor, and curriculum development advisor. Coordinator of the Office of Global Health, Anne Brenner, says the program is projected to begin in the fall and is still in the early planning stages.

(The Afro)