Collaborations in Rwanda strive to develop education, research, and relationships across disciplines and borders through medical training and independent student research projects.

Current Projects

Surgeons performing surgery in Rwanda

The UVA Global Surgery Initiative is a joint effort between the UVA Department of Surgery and the Center for Global Health that strives to develop education, research, and relationship development across disciplines and borders in the area of global surgery. 

Rwanda map


Rwanda is a small, but densely populated land-locked country in sub-Saharan Africa. Healthcare improvement initiatives in Rwanda focus on a decentralized approach to healthcare that concentrates on a strong network of community health workers and a socialized national health insurance policy.