KIGALI - IN a bid to improve medical education at the e-Health Centre of Excellence, Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) has entered into a partnership with Tulane University, a medical school based in the United States of America.
The centre of excellence was established early this year to improve the health sector by helping medical practitioners access information regarding the situation of patients, both in urban and in the rural areas using ICT.
Addressing e-Health stakeholders at KIST on Wednesday, Prof Kevin Krane, the Dean of Academic Affairs at Tulane University, called upon practitioners to develop a network of technology across the country.
He also gave a lecture on how to impart medical care with the use of technology.
Speaking to the press, Krane said he was impressed with the level of engagement and quality of people in the health sector in Rwanda.
“These people understand that e-Health care is very important to the country,” he said, adding that Rwanda’s infrastructure is very promising for e-Health to operate effectively.
Prof Abraham Atta Ogwu, the Rector of KIST, told The New Times that e-Health is provided for in the country’s Vision 2020, saying that there is need to stimulate relationships with other international users of technology to improve the sector.
“Our institution has embarked on developing relationships with various stakeholders across the globe, especially users of technology,” he noted.
“We are very much privileged to partner with Tulane University in improving e-Health in this country”.
The event brought together medical practitioners and lecturers from the National University of Rwanda’s School of Public Health, Kigali Health Institute, and several medical students.