Collaborating with US Med Schools Helps Rwanda Improve Women’s Health Care

July 12, 2019

(Reuters) – Rwandan women have better access to obstetrics and gynecology services thanks to an international partnership to train more doctors, a new study finds. The yearly number of medical school graduates specializing in obstetrics and gynecology (OB-GYN) in Rwanda tripled from 2011 to 2016, and rural women’s access to care improved, with more than 87% now having an OB-GYN-staffed public hospital within an hour’s travel time, researchers report in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology.