As a native Ugandan, I have always been cognizant of the challenges that affect the healthcare systems and patient outcomes in developing countries. After completing my Masters degree in Nursing, I became increasingly interested in pursuing a career as a global health nurse. At that point, I was confident with the knowledge and skills I had gained while practicing as a Staff Nurse and Clinical Educator. I wanted to contribute my knowledge towards the development of global health initiates to improve healthcare in resource limited settings.
Fortunately, I got the oppotunity to go work in Rwanda for a period of one year. However, I enjoyed my work so much that I ended up staying for four years. I worked for the Human Resources for Health program in Rwanda through the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing from 2013 to 2017. I was blessed to work with some of the most amazing Rwandan, American and International nurses who inspired me to work hard despite of any challenges we encountered.