The Rwanda Teaching Program is a partnership between the University of Rwanda, the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society International Education Foundation (CASIEF), and the American Society of Anesthesiologists Global Humanitarian Outreach (ASA-GHO). The goal is to build capacity for anesthesia training in Rwanda so that, over time, there will be enough local staff anesthesiologists to run the program without the need for international support. Since 2006, 13 Rwandan anesthesiologists have graduated from the program.
The majority of the program is based in the capital city, Kigali at three sites: the University Central Hospital of Kigali (CHUK), King Faisal Hospital, and the Rwandan Military Hospital. There is also a program site in Butare (officially called Huye) at the University of Rwanda and the University Teaching Hospital of Butare (CHUB).
Ana Crawford is the American faculty preceptor for this program and takes a resident once a year around February or March.