GHLI joined universities across the U.S. to support the Rwandan Ministry of Health’s visionary Human Resources for Health Program in their efforts to develop skilled workers to meet the country’s health care delivery needs. Representing a new model for global collaboration, the program aims to build the capacity of Rwandan universities and teaching hospitals to develop a sustainable pipeline of health care professionals. This work brings together experts from various specialties in an interdisciplinary effort to strengthen the pipeline of health care professionals – with a focus on developing more effective residency programs at the National University of Rwanda and associated teaching hospitals. The health management program trains health care workers from across the country to take on leadership roles in hospital administration.

An M.H.A. degree program will soon be offered at the Rwanda School of Public Health to help students develop, apply and refine skills in management and leadership. This program is based on our successful Ethiopian Hospital Management Initiative tailored to fit the unique needs and opportunities in Rwanda.

As part of USAID's Leadership, Management, and Governance Project, GHLI delivers a leadership development certificate program for district hospital medical directors at the National University of Rwanda School of Public Health. Through this Senior Leadership Program, program participants address targeted health system challenges including procurement, equipment management, staff supervision, antenatal care, and staff motivation.