Patrick Mugabo was the 2010-2011 Dallaire scholar. Patrick has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the Kigali Independent University, and has worked as a nurse for many years at King Faisal Hospital in Kigali. He is interested in health care policy-making in Rwanda and has worked on the steering committee for the Palliative Care Association of Rwanda.
Update, November 2011: Right after my return to Rwanda, I resumed my work as a site coordinator of public health research conducted by Columbia University, Mailman school of Public Health, via its program in Rwanda; ICAP - International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs. The study was completed in September.
Since September, I have been working as a Research Assistant for Partners In Health (Harvard affiliated NGO operating in Rwanda and other 11 developing countries). The project I am working on aims at promoting mental health care in our catchment area. Besides that, I am applying to many universities in Europe & South Africa so that I can start my graduate studies next fall.
Update, September 2015: After winning a US Government green-card lottery in Rwanda, Patrick has moved to the United States and is working on graduate school applications.