Rwanda: Maxwell Gomera's Speech at the Launch of Smart White Cane
[UNDP] Life is on hold for Rebecca Sumaya. Everyday tasks, such as walking by herself are daunting. But even with a walking cane, she finds getting around difficult, frequently stumbling and sometimes falling into ditches. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Private Clinics Rescind Decision to Cut Ties With Insurance Firms
[New Times] Rwanda Private Medical Facilities Association (RPMFA) has made a U-turn on its decision to suspend Radiant, Britam and Sanlam insurance companies over debts arrears, taken during the general assembly held on Friday, January 24 in Kigali. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Talks Underway to Avert Healthcare Crisis After Hospitals Cut Ties With 3 Insurance Firms
[New Times] The Government has intervened to help avert a potential healthcare crisis after the Rwandan Private Medical Facilities Association (RPMFA) decided to suspend services to patients with insurance policy from three firms. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Mass Testing to Reveal Current Status of Covid-19 in Schools
[New Times] Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) is conducting mass testing to trace the current situation of Covid-19 in schools. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Pandemic Raises Drug Prices, Daunts Pharmacies
[New Times] Since the end of last year, pharmaceutical drug prices have increased due to the disrupted global supply chain of medicinal products. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Statistics Show Decline in Covid-19 Spread
[New Times] Over the past two weeks, the trend of statistics of daily updates from the Ministry of Health indicates that the infectious rate of Covid-19 has lessened compared to when the Omicron variant first hit Rwanda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Acquires HIV Drugs Worth U.S.$7.6 Million
[New Times] The Ministry of Health of Health on Wednesday January 19 acquired 349,393 bottles of Tenofovir/Lamivudine/Dolutegravir (TLD - B/90) tablets, to be distributed to all Rwandans living with HIV/AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Covid-19 - League Match Between Marines and Espoir Postponed
[New Times] Local football governing body (Ferwafa) has postponed the league match between Marines and Espoir due to Covid-19 positive cases reported in Espoir's camp. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: People Forcibly Vaccinated Against Covid-19 - Reports
[DW] Although Rwanda says it will not mandate people to take COVID-19 vaccines, some residents -- especially in rural areas -- say officials have been forcing Rwandans to take the jabs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVAX Program Has Now Sent 1 Billion Vaccines to Poorer Nations
TUESDAY, Jan. 18, 2022 -- The latest shipment of 1.1 million COVID-19 vaccines to Rwanda this weekend signaled a noteworthy achievement: The COVAX program, a United Nations-backed program providing poorer countries with vaccines, has now shipped 1... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 18, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Adolescents Left Behind Global AIDS Response – Experts
Elisha Arunga Odoyo, a clinical officer within the PMTCT program at the Homabay County Referral Hospital. There is increasing fear that adolescents will be left behind in the efforts to reduce HIV infections. Credit: Joyce Chimbi/IPSBy Joyce ChimbiNairobi, Kenya, Jan 18 2022 (IPS) The ominous warning came in 2019 through an anonymous message on her mobile phone to stay away from a man she met on social media. At 18 years and freshly out of high school, *Nicole Kisi was in a relationship with a 45-year-old businessman. “The message was clear. It said to be careful because of a rumour that the man’s wife died of ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Africa Development & Aid Featured Gender Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations ​#Health​ #HIV/Aids adolescent girls IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Leukocyte methylomic imprints of exposure to the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda: a pilot epigenome-wide analysis - Musanabaganwa C, Wani AH, Donglasan J, Fatumo S, Jansen S, Mutabaruka J, Rutembesa E, Uwineza A, Hermans EJ, Roozendaal B, Wildman DE, Mutesa L, Uddin M.
Aim& methods: We conducted a pilot epigenome-wide association study of women from Tutsi ethnicity exposed to the genocide while pregnant and their resulting offspring, and a comparison group of women who were pregnant at the time of the genocide but livin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mark this year ’ s Holocaust Memorial Day with a focus on ‘ one day ’
Holocaust Memorial Day takes place every year on 27 January. This year, the theme is ‘one day’. The theme, which is open to interpretation, encourages participants and events to focus on one day in history to learn more about, or one day when life changed for a Holocaust survivor. It also offers one day to set aside to remember the past and to create a world that will one day be free from fascism, genocide and the politics of hate. In the words of the organisers: “One day is just a snapshot in time and therefore cannot give the full picture, the context, the background that is needed, but it can help...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 17, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Simon Jackson Tags: Article holocaust memorial day Source Type: news

Mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 with a focus on ‘one day’
Holocaust Memorial Day takes place every year on 27 January. This year, the theme is ‘one day’. The theme, which is open to interpretation, encourages participants and events to focus on one day in history to learn more about, or one day when life changed for a Holocaust survivor. It also offers one day to set aside to remember the past and to create a world that will one day be free from fascism, genocide and the politics of hate. In the words of the organisers: “One day is just a snapshot in time and therefore cannot give the full picture, the context, the background that is needed, but it can help...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 17, 2022 Category: Food Science Authors: Simon Jackson Tags: Article News holocaust memorial day Source Type: news

Mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2022 with a focus on ‘one day’
Holocaust Memorial Day takes place every year on 27 January. This year, the theme is ‘one day’. The theme, which is open to interpretation, encourages participants and events to focus on one day in history to learn more about, or one day when life changed for a Holocaust survivor. It also offers one day to set aside to remember the past and to create a world that will one day be free from fascism, genocide and the politics of hate. In the words of the organisers: “One day is just a snapshot in time and therefore cannot give the full picture, the context, the background that is needed, but it can help...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 17, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Simon Jackson Tags: Article News holocaust memorial day Source Type: news

COVAX Program Has Now Sent 1 Billion COVID Vaccines to Poorer Nations
MONDAY, Jan. 17, 2022 -- The latest shipment of 1.1 million COVID-19 vaccines to Rwanda this weekend signaled a noteworthy achievement: The COVAX program, a United Nations-backed program providing poorer countries with vaccines, has now shipped one... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 17, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Africa: Covax Delivers Its 1 Billionth Covid-19 Vaccine Dose
[WHO] On 15 January 2021, a shipment of 1.1 million COVID-19 vaccines to Rwanda included the billionth dose supplied via COVAX. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: How Group Therapy is Helping Young Rwandans Tackle Mental Health Issues
[New Times] Over 40 young Rwandans have been engaging in group therapy as a way to come together, share their experiences and work together to find solutions for their mental health problems. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: UN-Backed COVAX Mechanism Delivers Its 1 Billionth Covid-19 Vaccine Dose
[UN News] With a 1.1 million jab delivery in Rwanda this weekend, the World Health Organization's multilateral initiative to provide equal access to vaccines for all reached the one billion milestone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Prosecution Takes Over Case of 8 Medics Pinned for Misusing Covid-19 Vaccines
[New Times] Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has confirmed it has submitted to the National Public Prosecution Authority the case of eight health workers, who were arrested over embezzling Covid-19 kits and misuse of vaccines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UN-backed COVAX mechanism delivers its 1 billionth COVID-19 vaccine dose
With a 1.1 million jab delivery in Rwanda this weekend, the World Health Organization’s multilateral initiative to provide equal access to vaccines for all reached the one billion milestone. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Covid-19 - Restrictions On Concerts Relaxed
[New Times] Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has approved the resumption of concerts among other new guidelines following recent cabinet resolutions, according to a statement issued on Thursday January 13. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: China to Donate 4 Million Doses of Covid-19 Vaccines to Rwanda
[New Times] China will donate at least four million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to Rwanda this year, according to information from the Chinese Embassy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Ur Students in Campaign to Fight Stunting in Burera
[New Times] Students from the University of Rwanda (UR)'s School of Public Health have started a three-day campaign in Burera District in a bid to increase community's awareness about the benefits of healthy nutrition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Govt to Use E-System to Ease Funding for School Feeding
[New Times] Through the use of the School Data Management System (SDMS), schools will be able to easily access the funds allocated to them by the government for the school feeding programme, the ministry of education has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Experts Call for Awareness On Safe Disposal of Face Masks
[New Times] Face masks are essential for controlling the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and they have become an everyday accessory. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwandan Oncologists in New Drive to Fight Stigma, Myths About Cancer
[New Times] Local oncologists have launched a writing contest, where survivors and other people who have cancer-related stories can share their experience, in an initiative aimed at fighting stigma and myths about the disease in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Underfunded and Deadly Tuberculosis Needs its Own Bill Gates
Community support workers are key in raising awareness about TB and promoting diagnosis and treatment. Credit, Busani Bafana/IPS By Busani BafanaBULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Jan 7 2022 (IPS) Global efforts to end tuberculosis (TB) are futile without dedicated investment in research into the debilitating disease that is killing 4000 people a day, Stop TB Partnership warns. “TB is a disease that is not a darling of donors and investors,” Lucica Ditiu, the Executive Director of the Stop TB Partnership, told IPS in an interview from Geneva. “We do not have a Bill Gates that can support TB research, yet TB remains a di...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 7, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Busani Bafana Tags: Africa COVID-19 Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations ​ #ZImbabwe #HIV/Aids IPS UN Bureau TB tuberculosis Source Type: news

Rwanda: Covid - Eighteen Kigali Hospitality Outlets Sanctioned for Violating Guidelines
[New Times] Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has announced it penalized 18 hospitality establishments in Kigali for failure to adhere to Covid-19 preventive guidelines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 7, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Free at Last: Trafficked Woman ’ s Story a Warning to Other Vulnerable Job Seekers
Desperate for work Kamikazi put her faith in ‘agents’ to find her a job. Instead, she found herself working without pay as a domestic worker in Kuwait. Photo: Aimable Twahirwa/IPSBy Aimable TwahirwaKIGALI, Rwanda, Jan 5 2022 (IPS) When Kamikazi * from Gisagara, a district in Southern Rwanda, was forced to quit her job due to COVID-19 last year, she desperately sought other employment. A former co-worker in the food processing firm where Kamikazi once worked introduced her to “agents”. They assured her she would find decent employment in the Middle East, but little did she know her co-worker had deli...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 5, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Aimable Twahirwa Tags: Africa COVID-19 Featured Headlines Human Rights Human Trafficking Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations #HumanRights #HumanTrafficking IPS UN Bureau Rwanda Source Type: news

Rwanda: How Covid-19 Disrupted Rwanda's Market-Driven Agriculture Targets
[New Times] The fourth Strategic Plan for Agriculture Transformation (PSTA4) which Rwanda launched in 2018 - and runs through 2024 - targets among other outcomes, improved productivity and inclusiveness of agricultural market systems, increased value addition, and competitiveness of diversified agricultural commodities for domestic and export markets. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 4, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Tour Du Rwanda Preps Still On Despite Covid-19 Situation, Says Ferwacy Boss
[New Times] Local cycling governing body (Ferwacy) president, Abdallah Murenzi, has said that preparations for Tour du Rwanda 2022 are ongoing as planned despite the fresh challenges that the current Covid-19 situation is inflicting on sporting activities in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 4, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

In Rwanda, This Training for Health Workers Improves Services for Children
By D éogratias Rwangabo Nkurunziza, Communication Officer Julienne, a health worker at the Shyogwe Health Center, monitors an infant's growth. Photo by D éogratias Rwangabo Nkurunziza for IntraHealth International.January 04, 2022Julienne Kampire is passionate about her job. She has been a nurse in charge of treating infants at the Shyogwe Health Center in Rwanda since 2015. However, like many of her colleagues, she didn’t feel confident following certain protocols, like the integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI) protocol, a comprehensive tool for health workers who treat childhood i...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 3, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health Health workforce development Systems Health Workers Source Type: news

Examining the bi-directional relationship between intimate partner violence and depression: findings from a longitudinal study among women and men in rural Rwanda - Chatterji S, Heise L.
Several studies confirm that intimate partner violence (IPV) victimization is associated with symptoms of depression among women and men. Less recognized, is the potential role that depression symptoms may play in elevating the risk for IPV victimization a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Rwanda: Over 7,000 Caught Violating Covid-19 Measures On New Year's Eve - Police
[New Times] Up to 7,062 people across the country were caught violating Covid-19 preventive protocols during the night of New Year's eve on December 31. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 3, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: WHO Boss Backs Kagame's Push for Vaccine Equity
[New Times] The Director General of World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has echoed President Kagame's call for vaccine equity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 3, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: 44 Babies Born From Major Kigali Hospitals On New Year
[New Times] It was a joy for various mothers who delivered on the New Year and the privilege to the 44 babies born on January 1 across public hospitals in the City of Kigali. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 3, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Believers Urged to Work Collectively to Overcome Effects of Covid-19
[New Times] Religious leaders are calling upon all believers of different religious denominations to overcome the effects of Covid-19, and other challenges exacerbated by the pandemic as they usher in the new year 2022. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 3, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Clerics Pray for Peaceful 2022 Amidst Covid-19
[New Times] As part of celebrating the New Year, different church leaders from Christian denominations prayed for a peaceful 2022 and defeating Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 3, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Records Highest Daily Covid Cases, Eases Booster Jab Requirement
[New Times] Rwanda has, for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic, recorded more than 2,000 positive cases of coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 31, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Covid-19 Situation Under Control Despite Spike in New Cases, Says Health Minister
[New Times] The Minister of Health, Dr. Daniel Ngamije has moved to assure Rwandans that the current situation of Covid-19 is under control despite the surge in positive cases fuelled by the highly transmissible Omicron variant. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 31, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: IT Engineer Igitego Is On a Mission to Digitise Rwanda's Healthcare System
[New Times] In 2019, 31-year-old Angelo Charmant Igitego lost his daughter at Muhima Hospital. The daughter had been hospitalized due to birth asphyxia, a condition where a baby's brain and other organs do not get enough oxygen and nutrients before, during or right after birth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 31, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Records Over 2000 Daily Covid Cases, Eases Booster Jab Requirement
[New Times] Rwanda on Wednesday recorded more than 2,000 positive cases of coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: First Lady Breaks Ground On U.S.$20 Million Heart Care Center
[New Times] The construction of a new heart centre in Masaka, Kicukiro District has kicked off. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Of Covid - How 2021 Fared With Mass Vaccinations
[New Times] The first Covid-19 Vaccine-Pfizer/Biontech-was authorised by the World Health Organisation on December 11, 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Heart Disease Should Not Remain an Early Death Sentence - First Lady
[New Times] In the realm of the medical progress we are striving for, heart disease should not remain an established early death sentence, First Lady Jeannette Kagame has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: New Women Councillors Vow Fight Teen Pregnancy
[New Times] The recently elected women representatives from different parts of the country have been urged to put more effort in tackling teenage pregnancy as one of the pressing issues hindering the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: How Rwanda Managed to Keep Schools Open in 2021 Amidst Pandemic
[New Times] The education sector like many others was undeniably affected by the pandemic. However, schools were able to stay open and most of the important school activities went on during 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news