“Ihangane” Means “Be Patient.”
HIV specialist Dr. Wendy Leonard first came to Rwanda in 2006 as a clinical mentor sponsored by the Clinton Global Initiative. She expected to oversee the implementation of HIV protocols established by the Rwandan Ministry of Health. What she found was a medical community who was overwhelmed by illness and lacking in basic resources. They needed critical medical knowledge required to save their communities, but the international development community thought they needed only protocols, supplies and medication.