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At CHUK, we care deeply about women’s health. In service of the CHUK mission, we hope that this website can provide accurate, up-to-date medical information as well as learning resources and inspirational stories from our department, patients and caregivers.

In addition, our commitment is to educate the next generation of health care professionals and to participate in evidence-based research to ensure patient care continues to evolve in the areas of quality and safety. To this end, a culture of learning and collaboration is present within the gynecology department through innovative interdisciplinary relationships. We are proud of our history and are building on our strengths to be the department of choice for highly capable medical and midwife staff, medical residents and midwife students who share our mission.

We provide a comprehensive range of services for the medical and surgical treatment for women throughout the spectrum of their life.

Routine activities

  • Management of delivery activities
  • Diagnosis of Gyneco-obstetrics pathologies and Treatment Training
  • PMTCT management including ARV treatment
  • Supervision of medical professionals
  • Midwife, medical student and resident education Research

We invite you to explore our department and all we have to offer our patients, medical students, research community, medical and midwife staff. Here are some highlights from our Gynecology Department services:

  • Gynecology Service
  • Ambulatory Care Service
  • Gyneco-Oncology Service
  • Female pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Service
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Services
  • Family Planning
  • Menopausal and Geriatric Service
  • Ward Clerk Service

Working hours

Outpatient: every day from 7: AM to 4: PM,

For the inpatient and emergencies, the service is ensured 24/24

Available Key Services

Labor Pain Management At Chuk

Dr. Claudine Uzamukunda Junior Consultant Anesthesiologist

Labor pain has been described as the third worst pain ever experienced by a human being.

Severe untreated pain has negative physiological, psychological and social consequences.

In addition a multitude of pathological conditions mandate the suppression of labor pain for a healthy mother and new born. These include most of cardiac diseases on pregnancy, hypertensive diseases and others.

According to the American college of obstetrics and gynecology, “There is no other circumstance in which it is considered acceptable for an individual to experience severe pain, amenable to pain relief, while under a physician care.” Maternal request is a sufficient indication for labor analgesia

CHUK has been providing labor pain Relief since 2019. We tried to overcome challenges to this service which included scarcity of anesthesiologist mainly.

Currently CHUK has a strong and safe labor analgesia unit, where we provide all forms of labor pain management, most importantly a provision of safe “EPIDURAL ANALGESIA”. We encourage every pregnant woman or those who are planning to be pregnant not to suffer from that severe treatable labor pain.

Endoscopic Surgery in Gynecology (Minimally invasive surgery)

The range of surgical procedures in gynecology, performed with the use of either laparoscope or a hysteroscopy is designated as endoscopic surgery. First description of endoscopy is recorded by Phillip Bozzini in 1805.
In 1967 Steptoe of England first published the monograph “Laparoscopy in Gynecology” in English language. Kurt Semm of Germany is credited for his advanced operative laparoscopic procedures (myomectomy) in the 1970s. First laparoscopic hysterectomy was reported by Reich et. al in 1989.

Advantages of laparoscopic surgery

  • Rapid postoperative recovery.
  • Less postoperative pain and reduced need of postoperative analgesia.
  • Shorter hospital stay and reduced concomitant cost
  • Quicker resumption of day-to-day activity
  • Less adhesion formation
  • Minimal abdominal scars (cosmetic value)
  • Reduced blood loss

Recently Minimally invasive surgery has been started in OBYGN CHUK. Consultants Gynecologists are performing different procedures via Laparoscopy rather than open surgery and training are ongoing.

The following procedures are performed at CHUK.

  • Tubal sterilization
  • Adhesiolysis and tuboplasty for Infertility with Tubal factor
  • Aspiration of simple ovarian cysts.
  • Ovarian biopsy or drilling for PCOS
  • Different treatement options for Ectopic pregnancy: Salpingostomy, Segmental resection, Segmental resection, Salpingectomy,Salpingo-oophorectomy
  • Myomectomy even Hysterectomy.

Oncology Program

Worldwide, there is a burden of Non Communicable diseases. Cancers are among others which lead to different levels of Morbidity and also mortality. Cervical cancer is the second most common in women and the first one to cause mortality.
At CHUK, we started Oncology Clinic which is dedicated to both screening, diagnosis and treatment of different cancers including Cervical, ovarian, endometrial, vulvar etc. The clinic run on Monday and Thursday each week and it’ s regular.
Recently, we started partnership with WORDLWIDE HEALING HANDS Organization; an NGO which aims to reduce the maternal death. The partnership is for improving the knowledge and skills to both diagnosing earlier the cervical Cancer and treatment thus reducing the mortality rate from Cervical

The following activities are performed at CHUK.

  • Cervical cancer screening with HPV DNA testing, Pap Smear
  • VIA and Colposcopy
  • Cervical Biopsies
  • Treatement of precancerous lesions with Thermal ablation or Loop electrosurgical procedure
  • Cone biopsy if needed both for diagnosis and for treatement
  • Extrafascial Hysterectomies if needed like for Early stage cervical Cancers
  • We receive patients from different centers for Clinical staging
  • We have tumor boards for discussion about patients with RMH team and Butaro CCE
  • We also transfer patients for chemoradiation

    Family Planning

The Center for International Reproductive Health Training (CIRHT) in collaboration with University of Michigan established in May 2019 a Family Planning clinic at CHUK OBGYN Department, with the aim of Strengthening service to girls and women of reproductive age.

At CHUK Reproductive Health (RH) services such as Family Planning focusing on giving the best Quality health care targeting all women of reproductive age. Among range of Reproductive Health services on offer are Family planning, comprehensive abortion care, post-abortion Care, as well as other related RH services. In the Family Planning Unit patient care is at the forefront while providing a client friendly environment, compassionate and respectful care.

Family planning unit work to empower women of all economic and social backgrounds with quality RH service to shape their lives. Creating access to quality RH care answers women’s need to plan and determine their future.
The Family Planning Unit is providing preservice training to medical and midwifery students learn by teaching them how to provide a compassionate respectful quality care to patients. In creating a future generation of medical health care professionals, hands-on training is found to be one of the significant teaching methodologies. Hands-on training enables students acquire critical, counseling and communication techniques and skills required to provide quality care.

All contraceptive methods like OCPs, Barrier methods, Implants, Intrauterine Devices and also permanent sterilization are offered depending on client preference and choice after counselling.

Head of Department and Our Specialists


Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology Department

Tel: (+250)788334988
E-mail: diomede.ntasumbumuyange@chuk.rw