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U.S. Service members train Rwanda Defense Force Members to use High Fidelity Medical Modeling and Simulation Center

The Defense Institute of Medical Operations partnered with the Rwandan Defense Force last month for to complete phase three of a project to create Rwanda's first High Fidelity Medical Modeling and Simulation Center, located at the Rwandan Military Hospital. The medical simulation center will help equip military personnel with necessary skills to save the lives of peacekeepers injured while on U.N. missions, and will also serve as a tool to strengthen the general health system in the Rwanda. Over three weeks, the DIMO team certified 28 RDF personnel in International Trauma Life Support, and conducted “train the trainer” courses, so that six RDF personnel are now qualified as potential instructors. Subsequent training will include in-hospital care, and hopefully achieving status as an ITLS training center, allowing the RDF to fully train and certify others to use their newly acquired capability and capacity.

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