Rwanda:Kagame Backs WHO Proposal on Universal Health Coverage
[New Times] President Paul Kagame has backed the proposal by World Health Organisation (WHO) to prioritise universal healthcare in their short-term plan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Kagame Touts Health Care Successes
[VOA] The government of Rwandan President Paul Kagame -- accused by some of imposing authoritarian rule on the country -- received almost unanimous praise for its strides in health care. Kagame had a chance to tout his health care policy as an example to other African nations at the opening of the World Health Assembly in Geneva Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Mother-Child Health Week Ends With Launch of New Facility at Rwinkwavu
[New Times] A new maternity ward worth over $280,000 (approximately Rwf240m) was on Friday inaugurated at Rwinkwavu Health Centre in Kayonza District, officially bringing to an end a week dedicated to mother and child health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 22, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Rwanda:Kigali Selected to Receive Cancer Support
[New Times] Kigali is set to have increased support to deal with cancer after being selected to be part of the City Cancer Challenge (C/Can 2025) initiative. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Hygiene is the Primary Vaccine Against Child Disease - Minister Gashumba
[New Times] The Minister for Health, Dr Diane Gashumba, has urged members of the public to uphold hygiene, starting from the household, in a bid to fight malaria and other poor hygiene-induced diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New management training for immunization leaders launches in Rwanda
The Yale Global Health Initiative and partners recently helped to launch an innovative new immunization program in Kigali, Rwanda. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Rwanda:MoH Reassures Rwandans Following Ebola Outbreak in DR Congo
[New Times] The Ministry of Health has assured the general public that Rwanda is on red alert to tackle Ebola from spreading in the country, after a number of cases were reported in a neighbouring country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Extent of disaster courses delivery for the risk reduction in Rwanda - Nahayo L, Li L, Habiyaremye G, Richard M, Mukanyandwi V, Hakorimana E, Mupenzi C.
This study assessed the extent to which disaster related courses are integrated into formal education to enhance community's awareness and resilience to disasters in Kigali City, Rwanda. A face-to-face interview was conducted across 56 respondents purposiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Realization of the rights of persons with disabilities in Rwanda - Njelesani J, Siegel J, Ullrich E.
This scoping study assessed the realization of the rights for persons with disabilities in Rwanda since the signing of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) in 2008. Underpinned by the five-stage framework of Ar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

“ Green Development Has to Be Equal for All ”
Dr. Frank Rijsberman, director-general of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). Credit: Diana Mendoza/IPSBy Diana MendozaMANILA, May 14 2018 (IPS)IPS caught up with Dr. Frank Rijsberman, director-general of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), at the end of the flagship side event of the GGGI during the 51st Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila on May 4, 2018, which featured the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and its potential to create sustainable infrastructure and promote green growth pathways.In this brief chat with IPS correspondent Diana Mendoza, Dr. Rijsberman noted the success of ju...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Diana Mendoza Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Featured Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Green Economy Headlines Health Natural Resources Population Poverty & SDGs Projects Trade & Invest Source Type: news

Phrenology and the Rwandan Genocide - Andr é C.
Belgian colonizers used phrenology to create an irreducible division between the two major groups living for centuries in Rwanda-Urundi. This formed the basis for the implementation of systematic efforts to subdue the large Hutu population. Both the Hutus ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Africa:Youth Urged to Create Digital Solutions to Help Tackle HIV and Aids
[New Times] As disruptive technologies continue to emerge in Rwanda and across the African market in general, young innovators have been challenged to create digital innovations that can help tackle health epidemics such as HIV and AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Belt and Road Initiative Vows Green Infrastructure with Connectivity
By Diana G MendozaMANILA, May 8 2018 (IPS)“My son in primary school did not attend a birthday celebration because it was cancelled due to bad air — and we live in Seoul, a great place to live,” said Dr. Frank Rijsberman, director-general of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI).He was speaking to delegates of a forum that discussed creating environmental policies while enabling economic and regional cooperation among countries in the Belt and Road route during the 51st annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) that concluded over the weekend.The initiative covers more than 65 countries -- or m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Diana G Mendoza Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Green Economy Headl Source Type: news

Rwanda:How RDF's Outreach Campaign is Impacting Lives
[New Times] Heavy clouds hovered over hundreds of busy local farmers who were joined by men and women donning Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) fatigues at Bahimba Marshland. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The implications of community responses to intimate partner violence in Rwanda - Mannell J, Seyed-Raeisy I, Burgess R, Campbell C.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) has significant impacts on mental health. Community-focused interventions have shown promising results for addressing IPV in low-income countries, however, little is known about the implications of these interventions for wo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

FAO Releases Alarming Report on Soil Pollution
Untreated urban waste is amongst those human activities that contaminate our soils. Credit: Hermes Rivera on UnsplashBy Maged SrourROME, May 4 2018 (IPS)Soil pollution is posing a serious threat to our environment, to our sources of food and ultimately to our health. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warns that there is still a lack of awareness about the scale and severity of this threat.  FAO released a report titled “Soil Pollution: A Hidden Reality” at the start of a global symposium which has been taking place 2-4 May, 2018 at FAO headquarters, participated by experts a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Maged Srour Tags: Conferences Crime & Justice Development & Aid Energy Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Global Governance Green Economy Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & San Source Type: news

Rwanda:Rwanda Military Hospital Opens Fertility Clinic
[New Times] The Gynecology and Obstetric Department at Rwanda Military Hospital, Kanombe, will, starting next week, begin offering infertile couples with intra-uterine insemination (IUI) and in vitro fertilisation (IVF) services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa:How to Fix the Problem of Drug Shortages
[Monitor] The six countries of the East African Community (EAC) can only produce 30 per cent of medicines requirements and import the rest. These countries are Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, South Sudan and Rwanda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Child Vaccination Reaches 95% - RBC
[New Times] Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) has urged parents, especially new mothers to adhere to vaccination schedules and practice good hygiene to protect their children from epidemic outbreaks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Understanding Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Against Refugees with Communication Disability, in Rwanda
Communicability Global. 09/25/2017 This 47-minute webinar describes a small project carried out in Rwanda, investigating the challenges facing both refugee-survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) who have a communication disability, and the humanitarian actors charged with effective and equitable SGBV service provision. Findings from data collection and a literature review indicate that refugees with communication disability are unable to access adequate services at all stages of the SGBV support process as a consequence of their disability. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disas...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

SwitchPoint 2018: Day 1
April 26, 2018Day 1 of SwitchPoint 2018 focused on fake news, true stories, and the power both have over how we do good —and how we do evil.If you ’ve been within shouting distance of the news lately, you know that privacy and data are on a lot of people’s minds.Who has access to your digital life? What should they be allowed to do with it? What power are our facts giving to those with the resources to aggregate them?And what about when the facts aren ’t really facts?Fake news is doing more than influencing elections and making your in-laws post troubling memes on their timelines. It ’s puttin...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Rwanda:Over 13,000 Patients to Be Treated as RDF Outreach Drive Kicks Off
[New Times] The Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) Citizen Outreach Programme, formerly known as the RDF Army Week, will this year provide free medical care services to more than 13,000 patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Health Ministry to Increase Clinical Trials
[New Times] The Ministry of Health, through Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC), is committed to expand the scope of evidence-based healthcare by conducting more clinical trials, officials have said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Govt Commits to Halve Malaria Cases in Five Years
[New Times] Rwanda has joined the recently launched Commonwealth Nations initiative to curb malaria by half in the next five years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwandan Reconciliation Through Radio Soap Opera
In the ruins of the recently-ended Rwandan civil war, a team of radio performers attempted to unite Hutus and Tutsis through a soap opera. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shankar Vedantam Source Type: news

Rwanda:Biotechnology Will Transform Rwanda's Health Sector - Expert
[New Times] Professor Jacob Souopgui, a Cameroonian scholar from the Universit é Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium, together with a research team from Rwanda, have initiated a project that will facilitate the enhancement of skills in the biotech field. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:KCB Rwanda Donates Equipment to Avega-Agahozo Health Centre
[New Times] KCB Bank Rwanda, over the weekend, donated high-tech medical equipment to the AVEGA health centre in Rwamagana District. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:TB Contamination Rates Fall - Officials
[New Times] The number of people contaminated with Tuberculosis and those who succumb to it in the country has significantly decreased thanks to the prevention and treatment efforts, Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) says. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - April 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gender-transformative Bandebereho couples' intervention to promote male engagement in reproductive and maternal health and violence prevention in Rwanda: findings from a randomized controlled trial - Doyle K, Levtov RG, Barker G, Bastian GG, Bingenheimer JB, Kazimbaya S, Nzabonimpa A, Pulerwitz J, Sayinzoga F, Sharma V, Shattuck D.
This study assessed the impact of the Bandebereho ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Rwanda:Family Plays Central Role in Fight Against Drugs - Minister Mbabazi
[New Times] The national campaign against drug abuse continued yesterday in the Southern Province as senior government officials including ministers, engaged residents of Muhanga District to actively join the cause by reporting dealers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Rwanda Marks Oral Health Day With a Call for Regular Check-Ups
[New Times] Dental professionals have urged Rwandans to adopt the culture of undering regular dental check-ups. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Nutrition - Govt, FAO to Roll Out New Guidelines
[New Times] The government, in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organisation, is set to develop new simple guidelines in Kinyarwanda to educate the public about nutrition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Nutrition - Govt, WFP to Roll Out New Guidelines
[New Times] THE GOVERNMENT, in partnership with the World Food Programme, is set to develop new simple guidelines in Kinyarwanda to educate the public about nutrition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Are you getting enough vitamin D? If you don’t take magnesium, you may not be absorbing your "D"
(Natural News) In order to have enough of vitamin D in the body, you must take an adequate amount of magnesium, according to a study published in the The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Researchers from the University of Rwanda College of Medicine & Health Sciences and Harvard University collaborated for the study in order to examine the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rwanda:Are You Safe From Hyperlipidemia?
[New Times] Watching what you eat and exercising regularly are common statements made by medics to patients. The goal is to help people stay healthy and keep away from diseases, that most of the time come a long with the lifestyle we adopt. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Call for Solidarity, Accountability in Global Fight Against HIV
[New Times] The Minister of State in charge of Public Health and Primary Health Care, Dr Patrick Ndimubanzi, has called for global solidarity and mutual accountability in efforts to advance the health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A Pledge for Parity
At least 1,000 people marched in Rio de Janeiro on March 15 to protest the targeted assassination of 38-year-old political activist Marielle Franco. Credit: Mídia NinjaBy Ann-Kathrin PohlersUNITED NATIONS, Mar 21 2018 (IPS)With March marking Women’s History Month, the debate over gender-based discrimination couldn’t have reached its new peak at a more critical time. Speaking on International Women’s Day, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said, “Around the world, women and girls are calling out the abusive behavior and discriminatory attitudes they face everywhere and all the time. ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ann-Kathrin Pohlers Tags: Crime & Justice Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Africa:Banana Pads? Why Your Favorite Fruit Could Give Girls a Dignified Period
[Bhekisisa] In Rwanda, schoolgirls can now buy locally produced, cheaper sanitary towels (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Rates on the Decline
[New Times] Mother-to-child HIV transmission rate has reduced from 1.83 per cent in 2013-2014 to 1.51 per cent in 2016/17 following efforts in averting new HIV infections under the 2013-2018 government strategic plans, Rwanda Biomedical Center says. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda:Government Harmonises Fees for Veterinary Services
[New Times] The government has harmonised fees charged by veterinary doctors, a move that, according to Rwanda Council of Veterinary Doctors, will address issues where each veterinarian was setting their own prices. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Avoidable Maternal Deaths Still High - Govt
[New Times] Rwanda continues to register high cases of maternal deaths even as the country cut the deaths by more than half in less than a decade, according to statistics from the Ministry of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 9, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Rwanda:Govt Secures Rwf47 Billion From WB to Reduce Chronic Malnutrition
[New Times] Cases of chronic malnutrition could be reduced by more than 10 per cent thanks to a new financing deal between the Government of Rwanda and the World Bank Group. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Structured spatial modeling and mapping of domestic violence against women of reproductive age in Rwanda - Habyarimana F, Zewotir T, Ramroop S.
The main objective of this study was to assess the risk factors and spatial correlates of domestic violence against women of reproductive age in Rwanda. A structured spatial approach was used to account for the nonlinear nature of some covariates and the s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

California Company Creates ‘Uber for Blood’ to Speed the Transport of Life-Saving Medical Laboratory Supplies and Blood Products in Rwanda
High-flying service expected to take flight in other African countries this year, as Tanzania announces launch of ‘world’s largest’ drone network for medical supply and clinical laboratory specimen deliveries Anatomic pathologists and medical laboratories know that blood is a scarce and life-saving commodity. This is especially true in developing countries. Rising to that need, a […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - March 7, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology clinical laboratory IEEE Spectrum Keller Rinaudo Laurean Bwanakunu Matternet medical labora Source Type: news

Rwanda:Government Rolls Out Free Access to Hepatitis Treatment
[New Times] Government has begun offering free access to viral hepatitis treatment to all Rwandans, a decision that Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) says is aimed at reducing viral hepatitis morbidity and mortality in Rwanda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Sixteen Heart Patients Operated on at King Faisal Hospital
[New Times] Penine Mukakibibi, from Musanze District, has suffered from heart disease for seven years during which time he was unable to walk and breathed with difficulty. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Rwandan Doctor Wins International Innovation Grant
[New Times] Dr Fidel Rubagumya, a resident physician - clinical oncology and the founder of Rwanda Children's Cancer Relief has won a $20,000 (about Rwf17 million) grant from American Society of Clinical Oncology. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Medical Negligence Should Not Be Treated With Impunity - SDG Centre Boss
[New Times] Instances of medical negligence have been found to be one of the contributing factors to high mortality rates in the region by most indexes, including the World Health Organisation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UCLA pediatrician inspires humanism in young doctors
Dr. Lee Miller ’s journey began, as many do, with a train ride. Thirty years ago, he was a UCLA assistant professor traveling from Philadelphia to New York. After threading his way through the crowded aisles of every car, he eyed the last three vacant seats in the caboose.“I chose a fortuitous seat next to an elderly gentleman from Shanghai,” Miller recalled recently in a special address to UCLA medical students. “He was a pediatrician teaching students, just like me.”The ride passed quickly as the older physician recounted stories about his work in global health. When the two exchanged busine...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

MedaPhor releases point-of-care ultrasound simulator
U.K. ultrasound training developer MedaPhor has released BodyWorks Eve, a female...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MedaPhor opens U.S. subsidiary MedaPhor to aid Rwanda, Dominican Republic MedaPhor wins 1st U.S. contract MedaPhor to bring ScanTrainer to U.S. (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news