Rwanda & David Cechetto

Author :

Frederick Keenan

Pages :

9

Product Type :

Case

Reference # :

9B07M063

Teaching Note :

8B07M63

Institute:

Ivey Publishing

Setting:

Africa

Year:

2000

Keywords:

Sustainable Development; Partnership; Health; International Management, General Management/Strategy, International, Health Care Services

Summary/Abstract:

Dr. David Cechetto, a University of Western Ontario (UWO) medical professor, left Rwanda after a distressing week. Having seen first-hand the impact of the 1994 genocide and the HIV/AIDS pandemic, Cechetto committed himself to accept the request from UWO and the Rector of the National University of Rwanda to direct a project to help rebuild Rwanda's health sector. As he was flying back to London, Ontario, he began to prepare a proposal for funding to be submitted within six months. His first decision was who his Rwandan partner or partners should be in this project.