At the end of November it was time to close the study period of two very active groups of participants in Rwanda. Almost 3 months were passed where they had time to study the HIV[e]Education and Treat’n Care[e]Education course.
In collaboration with the Ministry of Health Rwanda, University of Rwanda and the great work of our country representative Marie Michele Umulisa two consecutive two-day follow-up workshops were organized in the week of November 27. The course was an enormous success, in total 115 of the 116 participants that started the course successfully completed the course before the start of the workshops.
The outcomes of focus group discussions and daily evaluations confirmed that the participants were very positive about the course. The participants mentioned they gained a lot of new knowledge and shared examples of how they applied their knowledge in clinical practice.
The success rate and the positive opinion of the participants towards the course confirm that blended-learning is a very effective method to train healthcare workers in Rwanda. All participants and our collaborators from the Ministry of Health expressed the need to train more healthcare workers in Rwanda. Everyone involved is highly motivated to turn this successful experience into a sustainable collaboration where many more healthcare workers are able to increase their knowledge on HIV/AIDS with Health[e]Foundations training programs and will support them in their efforts to provide quality care and treatment.