INTERNATIONAL COLUMN A focus on cancer care and the nursing role in Rwanda

Marie Goretti Uwayezu, Bellancille Nikuze, Margaret I. Fitch


Rwanda is known as “the land of 1,000 hills.” It is renowned for its breath-taking scenery and has been referred to as a tropical Switzerland (Ferguson, 2017). Bordered by Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, it lies in the heart of East Africa. It is a country of extraordinary biodiversity with incredible wildlife living among its volcanoes, mountain rainforest, and sweeping plains. It is home to some of the most precious wildlife and ecosystems the world has ever seen (Rwanda Tourism, 2020).

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