Delivery of Mental Health Care in Rwanda After 1994 Genocide Against Tutsi


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Target Audience

Healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe challenges faced by the Rwandan population following the 1994 genocide against Tutsi.
  • Discuss strategies used to deal with post-traumatic stress disorders and factors found successful to promote the delivery of Mental Health Care in Rwanda after 1994 genocide against Tutsi.

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Recording date: November 16, 2020
Date of original release: November 16, 2020
Most recent review/update: November 16, 2020
Termination date: November 15, 2023

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 0.75 AOA Category 2­B
  • 0.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
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Dr. Darius Gishoma is a practicing clinical psychologist, working as a Senior Lecturer in the Mental Health Department, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Rwanda. He finished his PhD at Catholic University of Louvain (clinical psychology). Darius Gishoma has a wide range of clinical experience in helping people affected by traumatic experiences and other common mental health disorders in Rwanda. Since 2005, Darius collaborated with other Rwandan clinicians to develop and deliver clinical interventions for people who suffer from trauma, during periods of genocide commemorations in Rwanda. Darius Gishoma has a track record of research and associated publications in the field of mental health in Rwanda. His primary area of research publication is in treatment development and evaluation of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Depression and Substance Abuse, Global Mental Health, maternal and child health, behavior change and community-based interventions.

Accreditation Statements

  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this enduring materials activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this activity for a maximum of 0.75 AOA Category 2-B credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • Other Healthcare Professionals: This enduring materials activity is designated for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Educational Grants

No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 


The planning committee member(s) and speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. 

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

  • Darius Gishoma, PhD - Speaker
  • Sondra Schreiber, MA - Activity Director


The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 0.75 AOA Category 2­B
  • 0.75 CE Contact Hour(s)


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