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JDRF ISPAD fellowship 2018



Edson Rwagasore

was awarded the ISPAD JDRF Fellowship for 2018


          Dr Rwagasore Edson MD, Msc Epi (born 28 July 1985) is a Diabetes senior specialist in Rwanda Biomedical Center, which is the implementing entity of the Ministry of Health. Since 2012 his work focuses on designing and implementing interventions that ensure improved access to quality, affordable and sustainable services for prevention and treatment of Diabetes in Rwanda. His growing interest in the use of data to improve quality of care and efficient use of resources led him to build his competencies in epidemiology and biostatistics. Since 2015 he has been playing key role in Improving access to diabetes care by establishing nurse led NCDs clinics at primary health care level. He is currently dedicated to coordinate the countrywide diabetes screening in the Car Free Day model that is envisaged to improve early detection for diabetes in Rwanda.


         Dr Rwagasore is the Principle Investigator of the ongoing research project "Establishing Diabetes Registry to improve quality care for Type 1 Diabetes in developing countries" that received JDRF-ISPAD  research fellowship award during the ISPAD science school for physicians. He is also a co investigator of ongoing research project on Type 1 Diabetes and action research on Prevention of Diabetes in Rwanda.

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