Emily Fitzpatrick spends practicum conducting hospital visits in Rwanda


MPH student, Emily Fitzpatrick (EPI '19), spent a portion of her practicum in Kigali, Rwanda working on the Life for a Child Program for Type 1 Diabetes. One component of her work was conducting hospital visits in more rural parts of the country. These visits were for Type I diabetes education, recording HbA1c test results, height, weight, and blood pressure measurements as well as distributing medication. Also while in Rwanda, Emily helped implement a new registry to improve records of clinical patients and helped implement a youth peer support group.

"I took this photo when we arrived at a hospital about 2 hours outside of Kigali. It shows patients waiting for their appointments outside the Non-Communicable Disease clinic," says Emily.



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