Ruli Higher Institute of Health (RHIH) as an institution of higher learning is committed to the training of human resources for the healthcare system in Rwanda.
Rwanda has been identified as one of the 57 countries with a critical shortage of health workforce in the world (WHO, 2006). This shortage has always manifested in various Rwandan clinical setting, the MOH survey showed that there is a gap of 45% nurses in Health Centers and 19 % nurses in District Hospitals (MOH,2009), as well the nurses provide the inappropriate interventions at community and individual level.
Of recent the Ministry of Health established five nursing and midwifery schools at A1 level. In addition, other new public and religious health institutions have come into existence. Yet the shortage of health workforce is not yet to be resolved.
In response to this, RHIH reopened its doors and will increase the number and quality of trained health personnel to meet the demands of the changing health care environment, and contribute to the reduction of the current shortage of the healthcare workforce.