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Patricia Moreland, DNSc, RN, lead faculty for the DUSON faculty contingent with the Human Resources for Health in Rwanda (HRH-Rwanda) program, has been named U.S. Specialty Lead for Pediatric Nursing, in conjunction with a co-specialty leader from Rwanda.

OGACHI Welcomes Wang Chunqing, Fudan University Nursing Student

DUSON welcomes Wang Chunqing, a senior nursing student from Fudan University. Ms. Wang is here to commence a four-week prescribed course of study that include gaining insight and understanding of learner expectations and content of selected Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program courses (Maternity Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, and Epidemiology) through observation in the classroom and through participation in discussions. Please help us welcome her to our school.

OGACHI Welcomes Kidner to DUSON, Rwanda HRH Program

The Office of Global & Community Health Initiatives is pleased to welcome Dr. Maria C. Kidner to the Duke University School of Nursing/Rwanda Human Resources for Health Program (HRH) as Nurse Mentor/Clinical Preceptor in adult health at Kibungo Hospital effective January 1, 2014. We are confident that she will make a very important contribution in advancing our academic mission. The HRH program was developed as a collaborative effort of the Ministry of Health, the National University of Rwanda, and associated teaching hospitals.

Nurses on the Forefront of Global Health Care

Leslie Mancuso gave an impassioned speech on the impact nurses can have on community health during the Dorothy L. Powell 7th Annual Global Health Lecture and Symposium.

Dr. Mancuso, the CEO and president of Jhpiego a global nonprofit dedicated to saving the lives of women and families,  introduced herself as “first and foremost a nurse” and outlined how nurses are making important and lifesaving changes in areas around the world.                              

Human Resources for Health Program in Rwanda Begins Its Third Year

The Human Resources for Health (HRH) Program in Rwanda, one of the largest health reform initiatives undertaken by a single country, has entered its third year, and several faculty members who were recruited to represent Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) deployed in August. Designed to address Rwanda’s shortage of highly qualified physicians, nurses, midwives and other health care workers, this multi-million dollar project aims to build the health education infrastructure and workforce necessary to create a high quality, sustainable health care system in Rwanda.

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