Tuesday, our third day in Rwanda was a critical one for our mission. We met with the top two leaders from each of the hospitals we intend to work with in order to present our plan to help them improve their Hand Hygiene and Patient Identification practices. We also presented a proposal for the leaders of the four hospitals to form a Collaborative Leadership Group (CLG), which will encourage the leaders to work closely together and to share and learn from one another’s experiences. We gave presentations on our progress in Rwanda in 2013 and 2014, then each hospital presented summaries of the progress they had each made in response to our recommendations last year to help them achieve Joint Commission International Certification. We presented a short course on Leadership. We began the Hand Hygiene and Patient Identification initiatives.
What was the response of the leaders? Nothing short of fantastic. They were engaged, enthusiastic, committed. The day could not have gone better.
Here are some photos from that day: