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The Rwanda Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (RFELTP) steering committee spent a week in Zimbabwe interacting and learning from their counterparts at ZimFETP and supporting partners. The delegation from the University of Rwanda was led by Prof Aline Umbuye, Dean School of Public Health and Professor Joseph NTAGANIRA, Coordinator RFELTP. Also in the group was Miss Peace KINANI; RFELTP Manager, Albert Ndagijima who is a mentor with RFELTP and Dr Simon Antara, Director of Programs with AFENET. The ZIMFETP team was led by Professor Tshimanga (Program Director), Ms Juru (Senior Assistant Field Coordinator), Mr S Chiwanda (Assistant Field Coordinator) and Dr Gombe (Regional Technical Coordinator, AFENET). The purpose of the visit was a look and learn experience for the Rwandese inorder to benefit and learn from the best practices and Innovations employed by the ZIMFETP which received TEPHINET accreditation in 2018. The group met and interacted with key stakeholders in the Ministry of Health and Child Care, University of Zimbabwe and programme mentors both from Government and private organisations. At the end of the visit, the Rwandese highlighted that the strong alumni component in the Zimbabwe program and the ownership plus support by the Ministry Of Health and Child Care were key observations they would take home and try to implement.

In the picture: Seated is Major General Dr Gerald Gwinji (Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health and Child Care) with Prof Aline. Standing L-R is Dr Mudyiradima (MPH Advisory Board Chair), Prof Joseph, Dr Antara, Ms Peace, Prof Tshimanga, Albert, Ms Juru and Dr Gombe

In the picture: The Rwandese delegation with the Dean of the College of Health Sciences, Professor Masanganise (Seated in the middle)

In the picture: The team after meeting with Mr Samukange, Director Institute of Continuing Health Education at the UZ (seated far left)

In the picture: The team with members of Harare City Health Directorate led by their Director, Dr Proper Chonzi (seated far left)

In the picture: The visiting Rwandese delegation at the World Health Organisation Zimbabwe Country Office after meeting the WHO team led by Dr S Midzi, Health Systems Specialist (seated far left)

In the picture: The group shares a lighter moment at the Elizabeth Glazer Paediatric AIDS Foundation, a ZimFETP field training site headed by country Director and alumni Dr Agnes Mahomva (Forth from right)

In the picture: His Worship, Mayor of Kadoma City, Councillor Action Nyamukondiwa (seated left) welcomes the team to Kadoma City Health Department, where the Director, Dr Chirundu (far left) is an alumni of the program and site supervisor for the flagship training site.

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