CHEETAH Results Impact on National Surgical Policy in Rwanda

Rwanda Hub Research Open Day sees healthcare professionals come together to discuss findings from across the Hub’s portfolio of work, including the CHEETAH Trial

The Research Open Day that took place on the 21st July at Lemigo Hotel in Kigali was attended by over 130 delegates, includig the University of Rwanda (UoR) VC representative, various faculty staff, UoR Dean of the Medical School and also surgeons, Spoke teams and medical students who took part in the various sessions hosted by the team throughout the day.

Dissemination of completed study findings took place, followed by a panel discussion between policy makers, academics, researchers, surgeons and hospitals leaders on how to start up taking CHEETAH findings. During the day, junior researchers and medicals students presented their proposal during a dissemination competition where the three best proposals were rewarded as part of surgical research promotion and capacity building. The Rwanda Hub will support each of the winning proposals with both in-kind and financial support to implement their research idea.

Research proposal winners stand with GSU Rwanda Hub Senior Management during the event

Other notable events from the day included one of the Director Generals based at a hospital within the GSU infrastucture recognised for his outstanding support for surgical research undertaken at the hospital he was stationed at.

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Rwanda Hub to Host Global Surgery Research Open Day

Rwanda Hub Team to host open day with a focus on “Improving Clinical Practices through Exhibiting Our Aptitude for Research”

The open day will take place at the Classic Hotel in Kigali on the 21st July with the event looking to attract various stakeholders, including policymakers, researchers, surgeons, academicians, spoke leads and representatives from the wider community.

The event will provide a platform for research dissemination alongside community engagement activities that will also take place throughout the day. Attendees will also be able to gain an in-depth understanding on the Hub’s ongoing studies and also explore how produced research can be translated into practice.

In addition, there will also be an opportunity for researchers and students with an interest in research to grow their understanding of the subject, through mentoring and general support offered to the winners of the proposed research activities that were submitted in June.

Following the research proposal and abstract submission deadline that took place on the 21st June, winners will be notified on the 15th July, prior to the event taking place later in the month.

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