Rwanda’s embassy in Germany has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Rhineland-Palatinate aimed at improving medical training and higher education health workers in Rwanda.
The five—year MoU was signed this January 2013, between the Ministry of Health of two countries through the Rwandan embassy in order to build the capacity of Rwandan doctors and specialists.
The event was presided over by Rwanda’s Ambassador to Germany, Christine Nkulikiyinka, the Minister of Health of the Government of Rhineland-Palatinate, Malu Dreyer, the Minister of Science and Education, Doris Ahnen as well as the member of board and medical director of the University Medical Center Mainz, Prof. Norbert Pfeiffer, President of the Partnership Association and representatives of the Ministry of Interior and doctors as well as medical students.
“This cooperation is important in the Rwandan health sector especially increasing capacity building of Rwandan doctors through medical training,” Nkulikiyinka explained.
The MoU, cooperation will consist of institutional exchanges from faculty and staff from medical institutions in Rhineland-Palatine to Rwanda.
Malu Dreyer and Prof. Pfeiffer visited Rwanda and met with Rwanda’s Minister of Health in October 2011, where he commended Rwanda’s health projects, especially the national medical insurance and developmental programs in general.
Higher education institutions will exchange information regarding student development, strengthen bilateral exchanges and set up common research projects.
Under this arrangement, German doctors and specialists are expected to provide training in Rwandan institutions of higher education.