Butare University Teaching Hospital (BUTH) is a five hundred bed hospital that serves a rural population of two million people. The hospital is staffed by thirty-two specialist doctors and two hundred and fifty-five nurses. BUTH treats seven thousand inpatients and forty-nine thousand, two hundred outpatients annually.
A Partnership in Caring Society has responded to the needs of BUTH patients and staff by:
- Contributing food, transportation, medication, diagnostic testing for patients who have no insurance.
- Facilitating education sessions to hospital staff in the areas of Palliative Care, Mental Health, Newborn Care and Wound Care.
- Coordinating education for seventy-five nurses to train in newborn resuscitation (Helping Babies Breathe).
- Purchased resuscitation bags, newborn cord clamps and identification bracelets for mothers and newborns.
- Purchased Stethoscopes, Pulse Oximetry, Blood Glucose Meters, and mattresses.
- Sponsored a nurse to receive five weeks of training in Palliative Care.
More information on Butare University Teaching Hospital can be found by following this link: http://www.who.int/patientsafety/implementation/apps/first_wave/butare_london/en/