Dr. David Ntirushwa

Medical Doctor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Kigali (CHUK)


Dr. David Ntirushwa is an Obstetrician and Gynecologist at the University Teaching Hospital of Kigali, a member of East, Central and Southern Africa College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ECSACOG), and a Johns Hopkins Global Women’s Health Fellow. Dr. Ntirushwa’s interest is to use his clinical, research and global health experience to positively impact maternal and child health outcomes at both local and global levels. At the local level, Dr. Ntirushwa has been an active member of the National Maternal, Perinatal and Child Death Surveillance and Response Committee since 2017. He has served as the Vice President of Rwanda Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and as Advisor to the society for more than five years. At the University Teaching Hospital of Kigali and the University of Rwanda, Dr. Ntirushwa is the Head of Obstetrics and Genecology Department where he is involved in patient care, education and research and provides leadership to ensure effective mentorship, especially in remote hospitals, is delivered through regular feedback and intermittent field visits to improve the quality of maternal and newborn care. At the global level, Dr. Ntirushwa is a member of the Post-Partum Hemorrhage (PPH) Community of Practice Steering Committee and is one of the members of the first AlignMNH Steering Committee. With his interest in knowledge sharing, evidence translation and implementation, Dr. Ntirushwa has participated in the adaptation of global guidelines to local contexts and has a number of publications in peer reviewed journals.