“Don’t fish for us, teach us how to fish — I like that approach,” said Ntirenganya, head of the surgery department at the University of Rwanda.
“I used to be involved in cleft surgeries and missions with people coming from abroad.
The rotations aim to close the daunting gaps in the nation’s health care system related to cleft care and plastic surgery.
Ntireganya is one of just two plastic surgeons serving Rwanda’s population of more than 12.6 million people.
European Times: How does the presence of Nigeria influence the development of Rwanda? Nwonye: Since the era of independence from colonialism, Nigeria has been leading the Pan-African movement and has shown commitment to the wellbeing of other African countries, helping them not only to achieve political freedom and emancipation, but also economic independence.