About Jean Bosco Niyonzima
NIYONZIMA Jean Bosco, M.D. , MA in Sustainable Development, Candidate
Niyonzima Jean Bosco is a Rwandan Medical Doctor graduated in 2006 from the National University of Rwanda, Faculty of Medicine. He worked in Butare University Teaching Hospital after his graduation, on behalf of ICAP Columbia University Project on pediatric HIV/AIDS. Between 2007-2010, he worked as a Physician, Head of Infectious Diseases Clinic in Rwinkwavu District Hospital with Partners In Health, a Harvard-based organization aiming to health and social justice. His role was both clinical and programmatic. He also assumed the function of the Chief of Medical Staff and Deputy Director of the hospital for three years (2007-2010), overseeing clinical activities of the hospital, the quality improvement process and the medical and paramedical training as well. For 2 years (2008-2009), he worked with the Joint Learning Initiative on Children and HIV/AIDS as a consultant in Rwanda, a project initiated by Harvard Francois Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights. Since September 2010, he’s been doing his Master of Art in Sustainable Development at SIT Graduate Institute, Brattleboro, Vermont State, USA, where he finished his coursework by the end of May 2011. He also has a Diploma in Conflict Transformation from the same institution. Since August 2011, he’s the Clinical Director of Tiyatien Health (Justice in Health), a partner project to Partners In Health in Liberia.
His future interests consist in Research for social justice, focusing on social determinants of health, especially on war and conflict, economic and development policies, health policies and environment, and awakening people for a holistic and sustainable development of all of us.
Contact: Niyonzima Jean Bosco
Clinical Director, Tiyatien Health, Liberia.
E-mail: email@example.com, Skype: jean.boni
Role(s) / Profession(s)
- Director (Site, Program, Project)
Inshuti Mu Buzima - Partners In Health
Website: http://pih.org/where/Rwanda/Rwanda.html Type: Non-Governmental Organization Country: Rwanda About: Inshuti Mu Buzima (“Partners In Health” in the Rwandan national language, Kinyarwanda) is the first PIH project in Africa, launched in the spring of 2005. The goal is to scale up HIV treatment and care in rural Rwanda; to strengthen the country’s national training and evaluation programs; and to develop, document and disseminate a rural care model for HIV that can be adapted and replicated throughout Rwanda and other African countries.
Website: http://www.tiyatienhealth.org Type: Non-Governmental Organization Country: Liberia About: Tiyatien Health is a 501(c)(3) non-profit social justice organization that builds equitable models of primary healthcare within the public sector. Organized as a unique partnership between rural communities and Liberia- and US-based health professionals Tiyatien, meaning "truth" and "justice" in a local Liberian dialect, promotes equity by advancing healthcare services and the fundamental rights of the poor. In February 2007, Tiyatien Health, in partnership with the Liberian Ministry of Health and the National AIDS Control Program, launched the HIV Equity Initiative – Liberia’s first comprehensive, community-based HIV treatment program – at the Martha Tubman Memorial Hospital in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County. The HIV Equity Initiative (HEI) has successfully provided comprehensive health and social services to a growing group of over 100 HIV-infected individuals. The backbone of HEI’s success is its network of community health workers, called “accompaniers,” who provide long-term medical, moral and psychosocial support to HIV-positive individuals and their communities.
Thank you Daniel, this sounds interesting!
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