Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health in RwandaWestern University
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The design of the site involves both open general information pages and secure (OWL powered by Sakai) interactive pages. 

We invite everyone to explore the general information pages to learn about the Maternal Newborn and Child Health in Rwanda (MNCHR) Project.

The secure interactive pages can be accessed from the drop-down list under the LOGIN item in the main menu at the top of all the open pages.  There are three secure sections. 

Finally, if you have suggestions for changes or enhancements for the site or to its secure "children" please contact the webmaster.

Project Summary

The Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Rwanda (MNCHR) Project is a three-year partnership project with Western University, the Kigali Health Institute and the National University of Rwanda. It officially launched on January 25th, 2012 and is funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

The three main objectives are:

  1. Strengthening Midwifery and Pediatric Nursing through the development and strengthening of pre-service training and education
  2. Development of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) capacity in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health for in-service health professionals
  3. Policy development in maternal, Newborn and Child Health.

      News and Ongoing Activities

      Trillium Award

      Michael Kerr, Chair of Graduate Programs at the School of Nursing here at Western, has announced that Benoite Umubyeyi, one of our team members, has been awarded a Trillium Scholarship to attend Western as a PhD student in Nursing beginning September.

      This is a very prestigious award which is extremely competitive. Benoite's application received the highest ranking for applicants this year.  The Trillium Award is renewable for up to four years.

      Congratulations to Benoite for such a wonderful recognition of her hard work and talent.

      Humanitarian Award

      For his selfless work in helping to rebuild Rwanda’s health-care system, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry professor, David Cechetto, has been presented with Western’s 2013 Humanitarian Award.
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