Education & Research

Welcome to the Division of Education, Training, and Research at King Faisal Hospital Rwanda. We are dedicated to providing high-quality education, training, and research opportunities for healthcare professionals in Rwanda and the surrounding region. Our mission is to enhance the quality of healthcare delivery and improve health outcomes by advancing knowledge and skills. The Division is divided into two directorates to ensure that our educational and research programs are organized and delivered effectively.

The research directorate is responsible for conducting research that advances healthcare knowledge and improves patient outcomes. The direvctorate addresses some of the most pressing healthcare challenges facing our community, such as infectious, non-communicable, and maternal and child health. The Directorate also provides support for research activities, including the development of research proposals, the acquisition of funding, and the publication of research findings.

The directorate of research specifically focuses on:

  • Ensuring that all research activities at KFHR including academic and research are conducted in full compliance with all applicable laws, ethical standards, guidelines, regulations, codes of practice, policies, and procedures.
  • Ensuring that the knowledge gained from research conducted at KFHR or by KFHR staff members is widely disseminated and translated as much as possible to impact change in policy and practice
  • Overseeing the activities of committees in charge of Research Governance and Ethics in the Hospital.
  • Supporting the research agenda in the hospital
  • Supporting the Ethics and Research Committee in charge of research protocol review and approval
  • Generating research grant and their management
  • Working closely with the directorate of clinical education and research in building the research capacity of students and staff.

An applicant who wishes to conduct a research project at KFHR will need to submit the following required documents to: irb@kfhkigali.com

1. A request letter addressed to the CEO of the hospital

2. Full protocol (in word doc. Format) including the budget

3. Curriculum vitae of PIs

4. Any other Ethical approval received

5. A recommendation from the HoD / Supervisor if the applicant is KFH staff.

6. Proof of payment of the ethical research certificate

Fees for KFH Ethical Research Clearance Certificate

1. Undergraduate students and KFH staff or staff seconded to KFH:  Free of charge

2. Master students from Local or EAC institutions:  25,000 Frw

3. Sponsored Ph.D. Student from Local or EAC institution:  200,000 Frw

4. Sponsored local and EAC individual researchers:  250,000 Frw

5. Local and EAC institution/ Organization:  300, 000 Frw

6. A researcher from outside EAC:  400,000 Frw

7. IRB extension: Half of the rate concerned

8. Expedited review: Half the price related to the category

Expedited review process: Any researcher seeking approval from KFH IRB but has already received another approval from any other recognized IRB will submit the protocol for review. Since the expedited review still requires a review, the applicant will be requested to pay half the price of the category where his research fits for funded projects. For non-funded projects, the expedited review will be free of charge.

The ethical clearance fees apply to the above category and include the submission fees. No refund should be done whether the application is successfully approved or rejected. However, the researcher will be allowed to resubmit amendments or address the recommendation of the committee.

If you have any questions or clarification related to research ethical clearance, please send your query to: irb@kfhkigali.com

If you have a research project or grant that you want to be hosted by KFHR, please contact : research.education@kfhkigali.com

                                                                  KFH IRB 2022-23 Meeting Schedule

King Faisal Hospital IRB has established an annual meeting calendar where it meets at least once per month. Protocols that are submitted at least ten (10) working days before a scheduled monthly meeting may be included on that meeting’s agenda unless otherwise specified by the KFH leadership or Board. The below calendar indicates the meeting date, as well as the deadline for researchers to submit their applications to be included on that meeting date.

Meeting Date Deadline for Submission
Tuesday, January 10, 2023 Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Tuesday, March 14, 2023 Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Tuesday, April 11, 2023 Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Tuesday, May 9, 2023 Tuesday, April 25, 2023

                                                                     MEETING SCHEDULE 2024

KING FAISAL HOSPITAL RWANDA INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD

The Board shall establish an annual meeting calendar where it meets at least once per month. Protocols that are submitted at least ten (10) working days prior to a scheduled monthly meeting may be included on that meeting’s agenda, unless otherwise specified by the KFH leadership or Board. The below calendar indicates the meeting date, as well as the deadline for research teams to submit their applications to be included on that meeting date.

MONT Jan 2024 Feb 2024 Marc 2024 Apr 2024 May 2024 June 2024 July 2024 Aug 2024 Sep 2024 Oct 2024 Nov 2024 Dec 2024
Meeting date 09/01/2024 13/02/2024 12/03/2024 09/04/2024 14/05/2024 11/06/2024 09/07/2024 13/08/2024 10/09/2024 08/10/2024 12/11/2024 10/12/2024
Deadline for Submission 26/12/2023 30/01/2024 27/02/2024 26/03/2024 30/04/2024 28/05/2024 25/06/2024 30/07/2024 27/08/2024 24/09/2024 29/10/2024 26/11/2024

For questions or clarification related to research or ethical clearance, please send your request to: irb@kfhkigali.com

Related policy: King Faisal Hospital Rwanda Institutional Review Board Standard Operating Procedure

If you have a research project or grant that you want to be hosted by KFHR, please contact research.education@kfhkigali.com

The education and training directorate delivers education and training programs for healthcare professionals in Rwanda and the surrounding region. The Directorate offers various programs, including nursing and midwifery training, residency and fellowship programs, and continuing medical education (CME) programs. It also supports the development of curricula and the delivery of educational resources to healthcare professionals.

The Directorate of education and training specifically focuses on:

  • Promoting an outstanding clinical learning environment based on the principles of high quality and safe care for patients and families and serving as a liaison between the Education Provider Institutions and the hospital.
  • Initiating and encouraging the hospital staff to engage in academic and contract research activities.
  • Promoting capacity-building initiatives for staff development by organizing regular seminars, training, and courses.
  • Planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating the execution of planned continuous professional development, education, and research activities in the hospital.
  • Creating opportunities for networking and collaborative links between the hospital and other institutions with similar objectives in and out of the country.

Prospective students who want to do their observership or internship/ clerkship at KFHR are in two categories:

1. Observership: Students who aspire to join the medical school usually called pre-medicine can apply for clinical observership at KFHR.

2. Internship: This refers to undergraduate (Medical students, pharmacy, nurses & midwives, and allied health sciences) and postgraduate (residents and fellows) who are still under training and registered at a recognized and accredited university in Rwanda or outside the country. They work under the supervision of consultants and other clinical mentors.

Before starting their internship, they should apply for a clinical placement at KFHR through the clinical education portal.

To apply for clinical placement, please submit your request through this : https://forms.gle/cxabmBBycTqnXuoc6

1. Applicant submission form

2. Request Letter addressed to the CEO of the Hospital

3. Recommendation Letter from the applicant institution

4. Passport/ ID copy

5.Student card

5. Clinical placement Objectives

6. Proof of Payment for the first month of the placement as per the clinical placement policy

FOR POSTGRADUATES, please submit the following documents.

For students (undergraduates and postgraduates) from universities that have signed an MoU with KFHR such as the University of Rwanda, they will be required to submit their clinical placement rotation plans and clinical placement objectives through the portal. Their institution will apply on their behalf; however, they will be required to log in to the system and sign the internship agreement and read and understand the rules and regulations of the hospitals.

For questions or clarification related to education and training, please send your request to: education@kfhkigali.com

FOR POSTGRADUATES, please submit the following documents.

For students (undergraduates and postgraduates) from universities that have signed an MoU with KFHR such as the University of Rwanda, they will be required to submit their clinical placement rotation plans and clinical placement objectives through the portal. Their institution will apply on their behalf; however, they will be required to log in to the system and sign the internship agreement and read and understand the rules and regulations of the hospitals.

For questions or clarification related to education and training, please send your request to: education@kfhkigali.com

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