Evrard Nahimana, MD, MSc
Lecturer, Faculty of Global Health Delivery
Dr. Evrard Nahimana is a medical doctor from Rwanda with over nine years of health care delivery and operational research experience. He is currently working with Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima as Deputy Chief Medical Officer in charge of primary care. He also served as District Clinical Director for PIH/IMB for Kirehe district, then as Director of Women’s Health before moving to Harvard Medical School for his master’s degree in medical sciences and global health delivery. Dr. Nahimana has been involved in various research projects as principal investigator with the aim of improving health systems in developing countries or marginalized communities. These include Race To The Top (RTT), a performance-based quality improvement project in Rwanda, as well as All Babies Count (ABC), a comprehensive district-wide quality improvement initiative to reduce neonatal mortality.
Currently, Dr. Nahimana is working as the principal investigator with two partner organizations, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Institute for Transformative Technologies (LIGTT) and Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), to develop a product to address the challenge of adequate thermoregulation for infants who require warming in settings with unstable electricity, particularly those infants who are too unstable for, or unable to receive, Kangaroo Mother Care. This collaboration led to the development of an easy-to-use, low-cost, reusable and non-electric infant warmer, which has promising implications for neonatal care in low-resource settings around the world and is currently being tested in two district hospitals in Rwanda.