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Teaching Otolaryngology in Rwanda

LOCATION: Africa (Rwanda)
TOPIC: Non-Communicable Diseases & Education

Rwanda is underserved from an ORL perspective, with just 4 faculty in the whole country who are equipped to train the residents who will serve a population of over 11 million. Dr. Roger Nuss and Dr. Julie Strychowsky are creating a template of teaching and training in ORL for resource-poor settings through Oto-Simulation (an ear examination simulator), teaching cases, and through teaching diagnostic tools. This initial partnership with University Teaching Hospital of Kigali (CHUK) in Kigali, Rwanda serves as a template that can be duplicated in resource-poor settings to increase accessibility to ORL teaching skills.