Medical students, lecturers from France on a medical training visit at Rwanda Military Hospital

On 15 October 2021 at 10:36

A delegation of 30 medical students and seven lecturers from French-speaking University Diploma of Allergology (DUFRAL) from Claude Bernard University of Lyon in France are conducting a week-long practical training of Allergology at Rwanda Military Hospital from 11th to 15th October 2021.

Allergology is branch of medical science that studies the causes and treatment of allergies according to Col Dr. Jean Chrisostome Kagimbana, the Chairperson and focal point of the National Association for Continuing Education in Allergology in Rwanda.

The Rwanda Military Hospital leadership that hosted the delegation that treated at least 150 special cases, welcomed the good initiative and wished a warm stay in Rwanda.

The delegation was officially welcomed by the RMH Commandant, Brig Gen Dr. Ephrem Rurangwa.

“This is the second time that the students and their lecturers from French-speaking University Diploma of Allergology select to do their long practical training of Allergology, the University chooses a francophone African region to visit every year. This is the second time they choose to train in Rwanda, the 4th intake also conducted their practical training of allergology in Rwanda in 2018,” he said.

Col Dr. Kagimbana a dermatologist and allergist at Rwanda Military Hospital lauded the services rendered to Rwandan patients by the visiting delegation.

“This is very useful to Rwanda. It is about training, providing special medical care to patients and capacity building of allergology service. They have treated 150 special cases in one week”.

Dr. Dumur Jean Pol from Claude Bernard University of Lyon and head of delegation said that everyone was satisfied with the week-long medical work done.

“We have been receiving and treating at least 40 cases a day in different medical services in pneumology, dermatology, in ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) allergy related diseases and in paediatrics as well”.

The practical seminar for DUFRAL Africa, takes place alternately in the capitals of one out of 17 African countries with appropriate conditions of safety for both teachers and students.

All photos: MoD