Available courses

eLearning Master Trainer Workshop

Welcome to the Master trainer eLearning workshop, for the next 5 days you will learn and develop concepts, tools, and best practices in online and digitally-enhanced learning. In this workshop, you will develop a firm foundation in current best practices in online and hybrid learning design, particularly using Moodle.

Facilitator: Mike Ndimurukundo

eLearning ToT Workshop copy 1

Welcome to the ToT eLearning workshop, for the next 5 days you will learn and develop concepts, tools, and best practices in online and digitally-enhanced learning. In this workshop, you will develop a firm foundation in current best practices in online and hybrid learning design, particularly using Moodle.

Facilitator: Mike Ndimurukundo

Rwanda Medical and Procedure Coding

This is an eLearning course to train health workers how to code medical procedures and diagnoses using the Rwanda Medical Procedure Code system and ICD-11.

Hypertension Management

This course is intended for nurses working in district hospital and health center NCDs clinics. It aims to provide with nurses with knowledge and confidence on how to diagnose and treat patients with hypertension. 

National Blood Transfusion Guidelines

This course is about revised national guidelines on blood transfusion in Rwanda. It mainly comprises of 4 blood components transfused in Rwanda ( Red Blood Cells, Fresh Frozen Plasma, Platelet concentrates and Cryoprecipitate ). It is designed for health care providers working in public and private health facilities where blood transfusion is done. It aims at providing clear guidance on the use of blood components and it is also a good opportunity for health care professionals (physicians, nurses, lab technicians) to exchange ideas on issues and challenges about blood transfusion so as to ensure safe blood transfusion practice. It is also open to any other person interested in fostering blood safety in Rwanda.

The course was prepared and will be facilitated by:

Dr Theophile DUSENGUMUREMYI, Blood transfusion specialist, e mail: dutheos@gmail.com

Dr Marie Fidele KAZAYIRE, Blood Transfusion specialist,  e mail: fkazayire @yahoo.fr

Marie Claire Dusengiyera, e mail: dumacla@gmail.com

Epiphanie UWIMANA, e mail: uwimanaepi@yahoo.fr

Michel RAFIKI GATERA, e mail: gmichelrafiki@gmail.com


This module gives you an overview of 2018 Rwanda National Guidelines and the updates contained therein. The module cues you to what is expected of you to understand about new data in the field of HIV/AIDS and to be able to deliver as a health professional in the field.

HIV Guidelines: Clinical Mentors Training

Every two years, HIV guidelines are reviewed and updated in accordance with recent national and international discoveries.  This course is the HIV Guidelines, 2018 Edition, Clinical Mentors Training. The guidelines for this training include information on the packages of HIV prevention and HIV care and treatment. 

2018 HIV National Guidelines_Ver2.0 ( pre-final) 2018.04.01.pdf2018 HIV National Guidelines_Ver2.0 ( pre-final) 2018.04.01.pdf

Prevention of Mother to Child HIV Transmission of HIV (PMTC)

In this module, Cyprien Baribwira  describe shortly the objectives of elimination of MTC in general and in  particular for  Rwanda, then  describes the mechanisms for mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) and prevention of transmission in utero, peripartum, and postpartum. ; the key prevention measures to avoid MTC focusing on providing   antiretroviral drugs during early pregnancy to end of breastfeeding which is the best way to minimize the risk of MTC  in women who are already HIV infected before or during pregnancy with reference to Rwanda  prevention guideline of 2018 .This module is part of the HIV courses and  will take the week 1 of the courses . It comprise 5 units and a final evaluation quiz


To better manage HIV and TB confection , It is critical for  services providers to understand the TB HIV interaction 


PEPFAR and HIVQUAL consider an HIV quality improvement projects as the main vehicles by which a facility makes incremental process improvements to its various care elements and changes its processes and systems of care[1]. Quality Improvement (QI) is the means by which activities are routinely evaluated to check whether services offered by the multidisciplinary team are following established guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPs). QI should be a routine, ongoing part of the normal functioning of health facilities. Therefore, QI should incorporate procedures in which all staff at all levels — not just supervisors — are involved[2]. A good CQI program offer  a range of benefits including  a) Improved patient health outcomes , b) Improved efficiency of managerial and clinical processes by  reducing  waste and costs associated with system failures and redundancy, C) Avoided costs associated with process failures, errors, and poor outcomes by Streamlining  reliable processes which are less expensive to maintain, D) Proactive processes that recognize and solve problems before they occur ensure that systems of care are reliable and predictable and  E) Improved communication with resources that are internal and external to an organization, such as, funders, civic and community organizations.

Physicians' Training on Medical Certification of Cause of Death (MCCoD)

This course provides an overview of MCCOD and ICD-10 coding for all physicians and medical professionals involved in the death recording and certification process. Participants will leave with a good understanding of how to complete the critical pieces of information on the WHO International Death Certificate as recommended by International Classification of Disease guidelines.

Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care

C-EmONC training provides adequate knowledge and skills needed for the skilled birth attendants (SBAs) to effectively manage perinatal period and its Obstetric emergencies including those which need surgical interventions.

When correctly applied Comprehensive Emergence Obstetric and Neonatal Care (C-EmONC) training skills can contribute to decrease the number of maternal deaths, neonatal deaths and stillbirths taking place in health facilities. Reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality in Rwanda is one of the priorities of the Rwanda Ministry of Health.

National e-Learning Technical Committee Meetings

The National e-Learning Technical Committee (NELTC) reviews, approves, and evaluates e-Learning courses prior to launching them to their target populations. The National e-Learning Technical Committee (NELTC) meetings provide a platform for participants to enter questions and comments regarding discussion topics before, during, or after NELTC meetings.

eLearning_course_design_template RBC SOPs v2.pdfeLearning_course_design_template RBC SOPs v2.pdf

RBC Standard Operating Procedures for Corporate Services

This course is a platform for learning about RBC’s SOPs for corporate services and for monitoring compliance with requirements for staff to regularly review and understand the SOPs.

Teacher: Alain Joyal

Financial management

This is a foundations course for financial management 

Introduction to Risk Communication

This course content was adapted from One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA)  Infectious Diseases Management (IDM) courses. in addition, other resources were consulted and  list of reference is provided. This course will introduce healthcare professionals to risk communication and best practices in  communicating the risk as well as barriers to effective communication.

Leadership, Management, and Governance Conceptual Framework and Practices

This course will ensure that individuals with supervisory roles within MoH, RBC, and professional councils can put the leadership skills gained from the leadership framework in practice and become "managers who lead." 

MOH New Staff Orientation

Learn about the health sector in Rwanda and how the Rwanda Ministry of Health provides and continually improves the health services of the Rwanda population through the provision of preventive, curative, and rehabilitative health care. This course introduces visitors and new staff to the mission and organizational structure of the MOH while encouraging new staff to reflect on how they will contribute to mission and goals of the MOH.

National Guidelines for the Treatment of Malaria in Rwanda.pdfNational Guidelines for the Treatment of Malaria in Rwanda.pdf

National Guidelines for the Treatment of Malaria in Rwanda

This course intend to refresh health care providers about the national treatment guidelines of malaria in Rwanda. 

It third version of the national treatment guidelines of malaria in Rwanda with the introduction of artesunate in the treatement of severe malaria.
These guidelines highly recommend also compulsory laboratory diagnostic of all malaria cases including severe malaria in all age groups.

Directors: Ursin Bayisenge

Community Event - Based Surveillance

All important events or emergencies begin in a village or local community as something unusual and can quickly spread and threaten the health, livelihood, and security of an entire nation and even the world.

Disease surveillance in Rwanda has primarily been based in health facilities and hospitals and involved detecting and responding to important health events by collecting information about what makes humans and animals become ill or die. All these have been reported through an integrated disease surveillance system. The MOH is expanding  the IDSR beyond health facilities into communities, which is known as community event-based surveillance (CEBS).

The goal of this course is to teach and mentor users of the CEBS system on the case identification, reporting process , CEBS system manipulation, and data use to inform actions and plans.

Introduction to the Integrated Diseases Surveillance and Response System

Description of Course:

The Rwanda Biomedical Center through ESR Division  has  been using web-based application to support M&E activities and action plans since 2012. That system has been upgraded to meet program new data needs and provide better and timely data to support in outbreaks management. This course has been designed to continuously support refresher sessions and capacity building of new staff supporting disease surveillance and response interventions across the country, mainly focusing on how to report cases and use the Integrated Diseases Surveillance and Response system, creating data analysis outputs for other utilities. 

Basic Concepts of Good Nutrition

This course strengthens nutritionists, FBF focal points, and DPEM committee members with knowledge on the basic concepts regarding good nutrition, the National Nutrition Policy, and best practices in the prevention and management of all forms of malnutrition in Rwanda.  

Fortified Blended Food (FBF) Program (26/04/2018-25/05/2018)

The Ministry of Health, in collaboration with other stakeholders, is implementing the Fortified Blended Food (FBF) Program, a nutrition program that aims to combat malnutrition. Through providing highly fortified blended foods to pregnant women, lactating women (with children 0 to 6 months of age), and children aged 6 to 24 months in Ubudehe Category 1 countrywide.

Integrated M&E in FBF

The module will mainly equip the participants with essential knowledge ,skills, attitudes that will enable them to plan, coordinate and to monitor the FBF program  to through application of data quality ,data analysis  toward issues that might hinder the achievement of the FBF program : the module deals with general view and stakeholders in FBF program, introduction of food fortification and fortificant in FBF product, Introduction to nutrition , the nutrition situation in in RWANDA ,the principles of reporting in FBF Program ,the approach of M& E in FBF program ,data quality and data analysis in FBF,the waste management.


U Rwanda rwateye intambwe ishimishije mu bijyanye no kugabanya impfu z’ababyeyi n’iz’abana; impfu z’ababyeyi zavuye kuri 750 mu mwaka wa 2005 zigera kuri 210 ku bana ibihumbi ijana (100.000) bavuka ari bazima mu mwaka wa 2015.  Ibi birerekana ko impfu z’ababyeyi zagabanutse ku kigereranyo cya 72% mu myaka 10 ishize. umubare w’abana bapfa bataruzuza iminsi 28 uva kuri 37 ugera kuri 20 ku bana igihumbi (1.000) bavuka ari bazima.

Abajyanama b’ubuzima bagize uruhare rufatika muri izi mpinduka nziza u Rwanda rwagezeho. Niyo mpamvu bakomeza gushyigikirwa no guhabwa amahugurwa yo kubongerera ubumenyi kugirango bakomeze gutanga serivisi zinoze kandi bakomeze kugira uruhare mu kugabanya imfu z’ababyeyi n’impinja. Ni muri urwo rwego abajyanama bateguriwe iri somo ku buzima bw’umubyeyi n’uruhinja.

Iri somo rikoreshwa mu mahugurwa y’abajyanama b’ubuzima bashinzwe ubuzima bw’umubyeyi n’uruhinja mu rwego rwo kubungura ubumenyi ngo bashobore gusohoza inshingano zabo zo gufasha abaturage, babakangurira kwitabira no kubumbatira imyitwarire igamije ubuzima bwiza bw’umuryango.

Maternal Community Health Workers Facilitator's Guide


This facilitator’s guide has been designed for training of maternal community health workers, in the aim to increase their competence so that they can fulfill their roles and responsibilities of helping the communities by sensitizing them about participating and adopting practices which ensure healthy lives for families. Their contribution is about  maintaining good health for pregnant mothers and accompanying them for delivery at health facility, preventing them from postpartum hemorrhage in case they failed to deliver at health facility by providing Misoprostol. They also follow mothers up to six (6) weeks after delivery (42 days), to make sure mothers and babies stay healthy.   

The following tools will be used during the training of maternal community health workers:  Facilitator’s guide;  Maternal community health worker registers;  Counseling cards, pregnant woman follow up sheets;  Forms used in the follow up of pregnant women;  Other tools that the CHW uses to take care of the mother and newborns.  

The initial training for Maternal Community Health Workers usually takes 6 days including practical part. After completion of training, they immediately go to their communities to start their responsibilities. Maternal Community health workers will receive at least one visit per quarter to receive guidance in her work.  

Refresher training is conducted at least once a year depending on the outcome of supervision/monitoring exercise conducted for Maternal Community Health Workers. The length of the training is determined depending on content to be covered as per the supervision mentioned above.  

The initial training is designed as follows: 

 Unit 1:  Community based care of pregnant woman and postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) prevention. The training is designed for four (4) days. 

Unit 2:  Community based care of mothers and newborn. The training is designed for two (2) days. 

The training is intended to: 

 Enhance the capacity of Maternal Community Health Workers in building relationship and socializing with the family members during visits to mothers before and after delivery;  

 Build the capacity of Maternal Community Health Workers in counseling families on importance of attending antenatal visits at health facilities, preparing to deliver at the health facility, community based antenatal care as well as appropriate mothers and newborn care;  

 Strengthen the capacity of Maternal Community Health Workers in PPH prevention;  

 Enhance the capacity of Maternal Community Health Workers to be able to ensure effective breastfeeding, identify danger signs, weigh newborn and make decision about referring a mother or newborn to the health facility basing on the assesment done upon them;  

 Enhance the capacity of maternal Community Health Workers to be able to assist families in giving special attention to newborns with low birth weight. 


Mu Rwanda, impfu z’abana zikunze guterwa n’ibi bikurikira: kubura ababitaho iyo bagifatwa, kuba kure y’ibigo nderabuzima, kugera ku bigo nderabuzima batinze kandi barembye, kuvurwa ku buryo budahwitse no guhabwa n’ababyeyi imiti itariyo, kutamenya kw’ababyeyi ibimenyetso mpuruza n’uburyo bw’ibanze bwo kuvura.

Ubuvuzi bw’ibanze bukomatanyije, ni imwe mu ngamba zashyizweho na Minisiteri y'ubuzima zigamije kwita by’umwihariko ku burwayi bwose bw’umwana, hibandwa cyane ku ndwara zibibasira nka malariya, impiswi, umusonga n’imirire mibi hakoreshwa kuvura, gukumira indwara no guteza imbere ubuzima bwiza abaturage bose babigizemo uruhare. Iyi gahunda ikaba kandi yita ku gukurikirana no guteza imbere imikurire y’umwana bityo hakaba ubwuzuzanye hagati y’abajyanama b’ubuzima n’abakozi b’ibigo nderabuzima.

Aya masomo agamije guha abajyanama b’ ubuzima ubumenyi,ubushobizi mu kuvura indwara zifata abana mbere y’uko bagera kukigo nderabuzima ,azibanda muguha ubumenyi abajyanama b’ubuzima mu Kuvura indwara zifata abana bari munsi y’imyaka itanu(malaria,umusonga,impiswi).

Amahugurwa yabo azagendana no kubakurikirana ku buryo buhoraho kugira ngo babashe gutanga serivisi z’ubuzima zinoze mu midugudu batuyemo. Akaba ari yo mpamvu aya masomo yateguwe.

umufasha w'isomo: Deognatias Rutebuka

Integrated Community Case Management

Mu Rwanda, impfu z’abana zikunze guterwa n’ibi bikurikira: kubura ababitaho iyo bagifatwa, kuba kure y’ibigo nderabuzima, kugera ku bigo nderabuzima batinze kandi barembye, kuvurwa ku buryo budahwitse no guhabwa n’ababyeyi imiti itariyo, kutamenya kw’ababyeyi ibimenyetso mpuruza n’uburyo bw’ibanze bwo kuvura.Iri somo rigamije guha abajynama b’ ubuzima ubumenyi,ubushobizi mu kuvura indwara zifata abana mbere y’uko bagera kukigo nderabuzima ,indwara   giye kuzibanda muguha ubumenyi abajyanama b’ubuzima mu Kuvura indwara zifata abana bari munsi y’imyaka itanu(malaria,umusonga,impiswi).

HMIS Data Collection Tools and Methods

This course focuses on data collection tools and methods used by RHMIS whether for case based and aggregate data collection and reporting. It will introduce to learner the data collection tools(forms, registers, patient file and, etc)  and also to the methods used to report health data national wide. This include web, SMS, USSD, and Andoid  data entry methods as well as PDF data entry and Manual data import.  The course has practical exercises and quizzes throughout the course period to ensure learner get the whole concepts and prepare you for the course end evaluation and final certification at the end of the module.

Introduction to the HMIS Dashboard

This course explores how MoH affiliated staff can describe the significance, necessity, and key components of the HMIS Dashboard. Participants will also strengthen their ability to use the HMIS Dashboard to obtain the data on specific indicators in which they wish to explore.

[Module 1]: Introduction to Data Quality

This Introduction to Data Quality course will ensure that district hospital data managers understand the importance of data quality in decision making, understand the key quality problems associated with the common sources of data used for assessment of progress and performance of the health sector, and create plans to rectify data quality issues.

Data Quality Assessments in HMIS

The World Health Organization's Data Quality Tool in the Rwanda Health Management Information System (RHMIS) simplifies the steps that must be taken to conduct data quality assessments. Data managers and data quality auditors who take this course will gain the knowledge and skills to efficiently navigate the tool and produce strong and comprehensive data quality results.

Introduction to Rwanda Health Management Information System

The focus of this course includes the study of health data entry, retrieval, analysis and presentation by the Health professional. Learners will critically examine different steps in data entry, retrieve and data analysis. Data presentation, quality assurance will be explored as the Health Management Information System professional contributes to, and aids in the facilitation of the decision-making process.


One of the gaps at the decentralized level is that district health staffs, district health management teams (DHMTs) and other district authorities are not making sufficient use of geographic information systems (GIS) tools available to them for evidence-based decision making. This is especially the case for identifying new locations for health posts, monitoring geographic distribution of disease burden or risk factors to better target their interventions. “QGIS” is “a professional” GIS software which is open (served for free) with functionalities to visualize, manage, edit, analyze data, and compose printable maps. Building capacity of decentralized level staff in QGIS would improve the use of data for decision making, especially in the areas of high interest such as family planning, malaria, and maternal and neonatal health.  

Using the GIS module of DHIS-2

This course has been designed to enable participants to create different types of maps using the DHIS-2 GIS module, and to move data from the DHIS-2 into QGIS in order to produce basic choropleth maps.

MEMMS End-Users' Training

Discover the different components of the MEMMS system.  MEMMS is a system that manages medical equipment, the use of spare parts, and corrective and preventive medical equipment maintenance in all health facilities. In this course, you will learn about the significance of MEMMS, how to record data on available equipment and spare parts, and the maintenance (corrective and preventive) of equipment. You will also be able to describe how to access and customize MEMMS reports.

Clinical Pharmacology and the Role of Pharmacometrics

Due to the ever-increasing costs and high attrition rates associated with traditional drug development methods, the pharmaceutical industry and regulators alike have identified the need for more innovative approaches to improve productivity in pharmaceutical research and development.
In this lesson, you will explore pharmacometric modelling, including its components, impact and potential for the pharmaceutical industry.
On completion of this lesson, you should be able to:
  • Determine the role played by pharmacometrics within drug therapeutics 
  • Describe the historical background of pharmacometrics 
  • Explain the relevant language and terminology of clinical pharmacology and pharmacometrics