Social Workforce Capacity Building for Tubarerere Mu Muryango! (Let’s Raise Children in Families!)

07/12/2013 – 01/31/2014, UNICEF, Hope and Homes for Children, National Commission for Children  

The Social Workforce Capacity Building Training Series aims to strengthen the capacity of the Tubarerere Mu Muryango! social workforce in childcare and protection services at the sub-national level with an emphasis on child care system reform. The project entails a mix of pre- and in-service training, paired with field-based supervision and mentoring. The project utilizes innovative technologies, such as tablet-based information systems to support the capacity development of the workforce, and to monitor training outputs and outcomes. Sustainability is an integral element of the project, and is ensured through close collaborations with the Government of Rwanda’s National Commission for Children (NCC) and local university partners. 


Improving Public Health capacity through Integrated Training of Health Professionals in the Republic of Rwanda under PEPFAR

9/30/2008-9/29/2013,  Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

The project goals are to 1) strengthen capacity of Rwanda institutions in the health sciences sector responsible for developing Rwanda’s health workforce; and 2) strengthen capacity of Rwandan individuals in the health sciences sector through increased educational and training opportunities in the areas of public health, social work, medicine, nursing (and midwifery), and human resource management.  Specific project objectives focus on capacity development of both institutions and individuals in Rwanda’s health sciences sector and include opportunities to create an enabling environment through interaction and dialog with Rwanda’s leadership.  Proposed activities to achieve these goals and objectives are in line with the Emergency Plan’s strategic principles and employ the following endorsed strategies: twinning or long-term institutional partnerships, network development, and both short and long term training.



Health Systems 20/20 – Rwanda President’s Malaria Initiative Malaria Operational Plan

10/01/2008 – 9/30/2012, USAID, ABT 18502, Intrahealth

President’s Malaria Initiative began implementation in Rwanda in December 2006.  In support of Rwanda’s national malaria control program the Malaria Operational Plan backs four key intervention strategies to prevent and treat malaria: Indoor residual spraying (IRS); Insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs); Prompt and effective case management with artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs); and prevention of malaria in pregnant women with intermittent preventive treatment (IPT).

Support to the Rwanda School of Public Health
1/7/2005-1/6/2012,  USAID

Tulane’s Payson Center is strengthening public health leadership and district health management capacity in Rwanda, especially focusing on the critical problems of HIV, malaria, child survival, and FP/RH through a collaborative partnership with the National University of Rwanda School of Public Health.  This partnership seeks to reinforce the local institution that is responsible for training national and district health leadership as well as providing a local organization that is capable of undertaking necessary applied research and strategic information management to support major health initiatives in the country.

Global Disaster Resilience Network Planning Grant
10/01/2010 – 3/31/2011,  Bill and Melinda Gates Foundations

The Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy’s goals are to (1) identify and establish disaster resilience leadership partnerships with local universities in East Africa, West Africa, Southeast and South Asia; (2) conduct a disaster resilience leadership capacity building needs analysis at each partner university; (3) identify key faculty champions at each partner institution for training and mentoring; (4) promote  the centers of excellence concept for disaster resilience; and (5) draft a multi-year strategy and implementation plan. Rwanda is included in these sites.

Leadership Initiatives for Public Health in East Africa: Tanzania and Uganda (LIPHEA)
2/1/2006 – 3/31/2011,  HED/ Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health

Tulane’s Payson Center is strengthening the capacity of the Makerere Univeristy School of Public Health (MUSPH) and the Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences (MUCHS) so they may provide effective public health leadership and catalyze public health leadership training throughout the east African region. Rwanda is also a sub-site of this network.  These efforts are accomplished by establishing long term partnerships between academic institutions in the United States and East Africa with a focus on curriculum revisions; development of in-service, short-term training of public health practitioners; integration of appropriate information and instructional design technologies; and improving professional development activities for public health leaders.

University Technical Assistance Projects in Support of the Global AIDS Program-Rwanda Supplement (UTAP)
9/1/2003 – 3/1/2010,  Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Assistance in HIV & AIDS-related 1) strategic and operational planning, 2)national and project-level monitoring & evaluation

Twubakane DHP Child Survival, Malaria and Nutrition Program, Rwanda and Malaria Operational Plan
2/1/2005 – 13/31/2009,  IntraHealth/USAID

Tulane University’s overall responsibilities were focused on working to improve access to and strengthen the quality of malaria, nutrition and child health interventions provided by the decentralized health system and, specifically, to assist the GOR and its partners to expand the range of child survival, nutrition, and malaria services available, both facility-based and community-based, as well as to increase and ensure the quality of those services in the USAID target health districts.

Higher Education for Development Partnership with LIPHEA Knowledge Center Server Migration LIPHEA ICT and Network Strengthening, East Africa
1/1/2009 – 9/30/2009,  AED/HED-USAID

The project is intended to compliment an ongoing USAID-funded project entitled the Leadership Initiative for Public Health in east Africa (LIPHEA).  The overall goal is to more effectively network the seven LIPHEA alliance institutions.  The primary objective is the establishment of a network node at the Makerere University School of Public Health in Uganda and to transfer ownership, management and maintenance of the LIPHEA Knowledge Center and Online Courses to E. Africa to the School. Rwanda is also a sub-site of this network. In addition to these web technology transfer activities, Payson Center is conducting an ICT assessment to identify barriers to connectivity among the wider network of alliance members and is working with the alliance to formalize a web publishing team and process, and to more effectively utilize web technology for teach, communicating and sharing knowledge.

Developing a Sustainable Electronic Reporting and Monitoring system for HIV/AIDS in the Republic of Rwanda
9/30/2006 – 9/29/2008,  Voxia/CDC

In order to assist the Rwandan government in the provision of Anti Retrovirals to people living with HIV, the Payson Center developed TRACnet, a dynamic information technology solution designed to collect, store, retrieve, and disseminate critical program, drug, and patient information related to HIV/AIDS care and treatment.  By leveraging existing infrastructure, TRACnet is being deployed to increase the efficiency of Rwanda’s HIV/AIDS program management, and enhance the quality of patient care.

Family Health International- Active Knowledge Circuit (Rwanda)
11/1/2007 – 09/1/2008,  617051

The active knowledge circuit seeks to integrate the education sector into Rwanda’s decentralized health sector to more rapidly respond to critical clinician training needs in HIV.  The circuit connects all levels of the health system in a community of expanding information and knowledge on HIV care and treatment, linking PHC capacity needs to district offices to national entities with a response in the form of relevant training for PHC providers.

Linking Complex Emergency Response and Transition Initiative (CERTI)/Rwanda Mission
9/1/1999 – 9/1/2004,  USAID

The “Complex Emergency Response and Transition Initiative (CERTI)” is an interagency initiative funded in part by USAID. This initiative addresses the challenges of programming international assistance to achieve health security within the context of increasingly frequent and severe conflict-related crises (complex emergencies) in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).