Is the recipient of the 2018 IASP Award for Excellence in Pain Research and Management in Developing Countries (Basic Science). Dr. NYIRIGIRA is a Consultant Anesthesiologist at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Butare in Rwanda and a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Rwanda.
He has pursued a career in pain science to reduce the suffering of fellow citizens. In his referral hospital, Dr. NYIRIGIRA together with the CHUB pain committee
has worked on establishing a program of acute pain care that includes clinical research and quality improvement. He also has worked with the Canadian Society International Education Fund and the interdisciplinary research team of Queen’s University in Kingston, ON, Canada, on clinical research, policy and program development, integrated knowledge translation, quality improvement as well as acute and chronic pain care.