CHABHA is a small organization and we work very closely with the leaders and children of the grassroots organizaitons. We would suggest a reading list to prepare nurses for work in Rwanda so they would have a grasp of the genocide and its aftermath, the efforts of the current government and people, HIV/AIDS, and children’s needs. Ours is a small NGO that in Rwanda works with four projects. Three are associations of orphans and other children vulnerable because of HIV/AIDs and terrible poverty. The leaders, most young adults, make home visits to bring solace and assess family needs. It would help them for a nurse to do home visits and show the leaders what to look for in terms of symptoms. All the children have basic health care; we can get children to clinics. In the associations, between 5% and 9% of the children are infected, mostly at birth. Nurses will work in a shared office with CHABHA-Rwanda. Nurses will provide home visits of children with leaders of three associations: Kigali, Kicukiro, Nyamata (rural). Nurses are also needed to lead workshops for leaders on nutrition and hygiene.
Current nursing license, prior experience in third world is highly recommended; French language is very helpful
|Cost:||$5,000 for one month (includes airfare)|
|Location:||Remera, RWANDA (suburb of Kigali)|
|Address||16 Bradley Avenue, Brattleboro, Vermont, 5301, USA|