Rwanda: Schools to Reopen Gradually, Night-Time Curfew Eased
[New Times] A cabinet meeting held on Friday, September 25 among others resolved that schools will resume in the coming weeks, after over 6 months of closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Painless Birth But Only For 'The Rich'
[Nation] Pregnant women in Rwanda can now have epidural painless and normal (vaginal) delivery without going through a surgical procedure. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 25, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Liberia: Why Rwanda, Ethiopia, Senegal and Liberia Are Ideal Birthplaces
[East African] Bill Gates, co-founder of tech giant Microsoft, philanthropist, and one of the world's richest men scares some people, especially those on the extreme political right. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 24, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Rwanda: Update Covid-19 23 September 2020
[WHO] 23 September 2020 -- Forty-one (41) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 2273 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to four thousand, seven hundred, and seventy-nine (4779). To date, two thousand, nine hundred, and ninety-five (2995) patients have recovered and been discharged, including four (4) in the past 24 hours. The number of active cases is one thousand, seven hundred, and fifty-seven (1757) and twenty-seven (27) deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa at the Crossroads: Time to Abandon Failing Green Revolution
By Million Belay and Timothy A. WiseSTOCKHOLM, CAMBRIDGE (US), Sep 23 2020 (IPS) As COVID-19 threatens farming communities across Africa already struggling with climate change, the continent is at a crossroads. Will its people and their governments continue trying to replicate industrial farming models promoted by developed countries? Or will they move boldly into the uncertain future, embracing ecological agriculture? Million Belay It is time to choose. Africa is projected to overtake South Asia by 2030 as the region with the greatest number of hungry people. An alarming 250 million people in Africa now suffer from &ldqu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Million Belay and Timothy A. Wise Tags: Africa Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Green Economy Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Rwanda: Covid-19 Has Highlighted the Importance of Stronger Health Systems - Kagame
[New Times] President Paul Kagame joined other heads of state to address the world during the first day of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Tuesday, which was this year held virtually due to Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

An assessment of nurses' knowledge, attitude and practice of emergency care related to road traffic accident victims at three selected hospitals in Rwanda - Nshutiyukuri C, Bhengu BR, Gishoma D.
This study aims to describe the knowled... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Rwanda: Covid-19 - Nyabugogo Market to Reopen On Tuesday
[New Times] The City of Kigali on Sunday, September 13, announced that Nyabugogo Market commonly known as 'Kwa Mutangana' will reopen on Tuesday, September 15. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Severe Malaria Drops By 38% in Rwanda
[New Times] In its annual Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Report, the Ministry of Health says that the national malaria incidence reduced from 401 cases per 1,000-person in 2017-2018 fiscal year to 200 cases per 1,000-person in 2019-2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 12, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: East Africa Must Prioritise Women, Girls' Protection During Covid-19 and Beyond
[East African] For the better part of 2020, East African countries have been battling to contain the spread of Covid-19 with over 46,633 cases reported across Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda as of September 6. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Govt Pushes Covid-19 Night Curfew Back to 9 PM
[New Times] An extraordinary cabinet meeting on Thursday, September 10 resolved to push back the night-time curfew to 9 pm across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Govt Changes Covid-19 Curfew to 9pm
[New Times] An extraordinary cabinet meeting on Thursday, September 10 resolved to push back the night-time curfew to 9 pm across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Government Needs U.S.$70 Million to Fill Malaria Financing Gap
[New Times] The Government needs $73 million to bridge the funding in the funds needed to fight malaria between 2020 and 2024, The New Times can reveal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pathways of change: qualitative evaluations of intimate partner violence prevention programmes in Ghana, Rwanda, South Africa and Tajikistan - Stern E, Willan S, Gibbs A, Myrttinen H, Washington L, Sikweyiya Y, Addo-Lartey A, Mastonshoeva S, Jewkes R.
A critical component of evaluations of the effectiveness of intimate partner violence prevention programmes involves understanding pathways of change among individuals who participate in such programmes, and the intervention or contextual elements that sup... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Rwanda: Yes, America, This Govt Takes Positive Covid-19 Tests Seriously!
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- "I tested positive and literally the f.ing government showed up at my place, and came and dragged me away from everybody I was with, and I don't speak the language, and they locked me in this f.ing room. And I can't leave." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Update Covid-19 07 September 2020
[WHO] 07 September 2020 -- Thirty-five (35) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 4457 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to four thousand, four hundred, and nine (4409). To date, two thousand, two hundred, and seventy-one (2271) patients have recovered and been discharged, including thirty-six (36) in the past 24 hours. The number of active cases is two thousand, one hundred, and nineteen (2119) and nineteen (19) deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Covid-19 - Rwanda Records 36 More Recoveries
[New Times] Rwanda on Monday, September 7, reported 36 new Covid-19 recoveries, raising the tally of recovered cases to 2,271. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Update Covid-19 06 September 2020
[WHO] Twenty-five (25) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 3481 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to four thousand, three hundred, and seventy-four (4374). To date, two thousand, two hundred, and thirty-five (2235) patients have recovered and been discharged, including thirty-six (36) in the past 24 hours. The number of active cases is two thousand, one hundred, and twenty (2120) and nineteen (19) deaths. The new death is female Rwandan of 76 years old in Kigali. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwandan And Harvard Med Students Help Shatter The Coronavirus Language Barrier
Olivier Uwishema, a Rwandan now studying medicine in Turkey, used money he saved from his monthly scholarship stipend to create a non-profit, an organisation which is now helping to translate and distribute vital Covid-19 information around the world. #globalsouthscience (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew Wight, Contributor Tags: Science /science Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Leadership /leadership Education /education Coronavirus Source Type: news

Rwanda: City of Kigali Imposes Hefty Fines for Violation of Covid-19 Guidelines
[New Times] The City of Kigali has announced tough penalties that include fines and detention for non-compliance of directives meant to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UAE denies knowledge of Hotel Rwanda film hero's arrest as family raise 'kidnap' fears
The United Arab Emirates has denied any involvement in the arrest of Hotel Rwanda film hero Paul Rusesabagina, saying he left Dubai... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rwanda: Update Covid-19 30 August 2020
[WHO] 30 August 2020 -- A hundred and seventy-seven (177) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 6163 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to four thousand and twenty (4020). To date, one thousand, nine hundred and eighteen (1918) patients have recovered and been discharged, including fourteen (14) in the past 24 hours. The number of active cases is two thousand and eighty-six (2086) and sixteen (16) deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: AfDB Official Roots for Investments in Water, Sanitation to Tackle Covid-19 Like Pandemics
[New Times] African water and sanitation projects are critical to preparedness for Covid-19-like pandemics, according to Wambui Gichuri, the Acting Vice President, Agriculture, Human and Social Development and Director, Water Development and Sanitation at the African Development Bank. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: 70 Percent of Covid-19 Patients in Rwanda Are Men, Here's Why
[New Times] The coronavirus pandemic has affected each and every country in this world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Covid-19 - Israel Lists Rwanda as Only African Country in "Green" Category
[New Times] Some of the measures put in place to boost tourism between Israel and Rwanda include RwandAir's direct flight to Tel Aviv that began mid-last year and would fly three times a week, before being halted as a result of Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda to Offer Covid-19 Tests at All Public Hospitals
[New Times] Looking at the recent daily reports by RBC medics, the country's high number of tests done in a single day are often between 5,000 and 6,500 (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Covid-19 - Closure of Two City Markets Extended for Seven Days
[New Times] Nyabugogo Market, commonly known as Kwa Mutangana, and the Nyarugenge City Market will remain closed until August 31, as the government moves to contain the recent spike in Covid-19 cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Q & A: Ageing Africa Left out of COVID-19 Policies
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the needs of the ageing population in various African countries were not adequately addressed. However, since the pandemic a recent survey has shown that the pandemic has further compounded the existing health challenges, further increasing neglect of older persons.Credit: Dolphin Emali/IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Aug 21 2020 (IPS) Nearly three quarters of respondents in a survey across 18 African countries have claimed that their countries’ COVID-19 responses are gravely lacking in addressing the ageing population. The survey, conducted by the Stakeholder Group on Ageing (SGA) ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Africa Aid Development & Aid Featured Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Ageing Population Source Type: news

Exploring differential impacts of interventions to reduce and prevent intimate partner violence (IPV) on sub-groups of women and men: a case study using impact evaluations from Rwanda and South Africa - Chatterji S, Heise L, Gibbs A, Dunkle K.
Currently, most efforts to evaluate programmes designed to reduce intimate partner violence (IPV) assume that they affect all people similarly. Understanding whether interventions are more or less effective for different subgroups of individuals, however, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda to Start Rapid Antigen Tests for Covid-19
[New Times] As Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread in the world and claiming lives, Rwanda is embarking on carrying out antigen-based tests to diagnose the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Call to Protect Nobel Laureate Dr. Denis Mukwege After Threats Following Broadcast in Rwanda
[Physicians for Human Rights] As a  longstanding partner of Dr. Denis Mukwege -- the renowned Congolese surgeon, 2018 Nobel Prize for Peace co-laureate, and Founder and Medical Director of Panzi Hospital, South Kivu of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) -- Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is urgently appealing for immedi ate action to protect the doctor, his family members, his patients, and the vital work of the staff at Panzi Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Covid-19 Cases Cross 2,300 Mark
[New Times] Rwanda on Saturday, August 15, reported 59 new Covid-19 cases, raising the tally of those who have tested positive of the pandemic to 2,352 since mid-March. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Cabinet - Thorough Assessment to Determine When, How Schools Will Reopen
[New Times] Schools shall remain closed to allow time for a thorough health assessment which will determine when and how they shall reopen. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Covid-19 - RBC Rolls Out Plan to Test Curfew Violators
[New Times] According to the RBC Director-General, over 200 violators were tested on the same night his institution embarked on the plan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Covid-19 - KCB Bank Half-Year Profits Drop By 40%
[New Times] Regional lender, KCB Group, has reported a 40 per cent drop in net profit for the first half of the year, owing to factors linked to the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Govt Pilots Home-Based Management for Covid-19 Cases
[New Times] The Ministry of Health is testing whether community-based management for Covid-19 is feasible in the country, with the possibility of using it to manage the pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Researchers Discover New Malaria Strain
[New Times] While the resistance was identified in a laboratory experiment, the researchers say that it has not yet appeared among humans across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malaria in Africa: Parasite 'resistant to artemisinin'
Scientists in Rwanda find cases of resistance to artemisinin, a frontline drug used to treat malaria. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The UN General Assembly: A 75-Year Journey Towards the Future We Want
This article was first published by the UN Chronicle on 6 July 2020.   Follow @IPSNewsUNBureau !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); The post The UN General Assembly: A 75-Year Journey Towards the Future We Want appeared first on Inter Press Service. Excerpt: Tijjani Muhammad-Bande is President of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly and Permanent Representat...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tijjani Muhammad-Bande Tags: Development & Aid Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Peace TerraViva United Nations UN at 75 Source Type: news

Address Malnutrition with Food Insecurity
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug 4 2020 (IPS) The 2020 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, issued by the Food and Agriculture Organization and its United Nations partners in mid-July, reports that chronic hunger continued to increase to 690 million worldwide in 2019, 60 million more than in 2014. Jomo Kwame SundaramSome two billion people worldwide were already experiencing some food insecurity during 2019, a number likely to spike upward due to Covid-19. Although headline hunger numbers have been significantly revised down retrospectively with better official data, the uptrend remains alar...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Green Economy Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Malaria: Parasite resistance to artemisinin derivatives now affecting Africa
(Institut Pasteur) Resistance to artemisinin, the main component of the current antimalarial treatments recommended by WHO, is already widespread in South-East Asia, but it had not previously been described in Africa. Scientists from the Institut Pasteur recently detected the emergence and spread of malaria parasites capable of resisting artemisinin derivatives for the first time in Rwanda. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

East Africa: Exclusive - East Africans Must Work As One to Defeat Covid-19, Says Kagame
[East African] The East African Community (EAC) member states are joined at the hip, and desperately need each other to survive the Covid-19 pandemic. Divisions and lone-ranger responses to the deadly virus will only weaken the trading bloc and make regional recovery long and painful. That is the view of the current EAC chair, Rwandan President Paul Kagame. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: RwandAir Returns to the Skies
[New Times] The national flag carrier, RwandAir has finally resumed commercial flights after months of suspension due to the novel coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Covid-19 Curfew - New Platform to Facilitate Movement of Late, Early Morning Flyers
[New Times] Following the reopening of the country to international air travel, Rwanda National Police (RNP) has provided an online platform to help people with late departure and arrival flights to facilitate their movements past curfew hours. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
By Joaquín RoyMIAMI, Jul 31 2020 (IPS) In the cinematic context of the death of the Italian and universal composer, Ennio Morricone, author of the background music of more than four hundred films, as an indirect tribute, Europe took a solid step. The European Union’s (EU) forceful ban on accepting travelers from the rest of the world has been decided simultaneously with a collective option: an internal opening that covers the entire territory of the Schengen Agreement, an enlarged EU that includes some special non-members (Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and the microstates). Furthermore, the EU s...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joaquin Roy Tags: Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Robots Used to Fight Against Covid-19
[WHO] One of the challenges being faced worldwide is the rate of infection of health professionals while treating COVID-19 patients. 2016 statistics show the following picture of Rwanda's health sector: 1/50,505 ground ambulance / population Ratio; 1/10,055 Doctor/population ratio; 1/1,094 Nurse/population ratio; 1/10,500 Laboratory technicians /population ratio. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Lockdown Lifted on Some Kigali City Neighbourhoods
[New Times] Three of the six villages in Kigali City that have been under total lockdown were on Thursday, July 30, allowed to go back to normal as the other three were added on the lockdown list. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Govt Receives 100 Medical Ventilators From U.S.
[New Times] Rwanda's fight against Covid-19 has been boosted by a donation of 100 medical ventilators from the United States of America. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Covid-19 - Cabinet Issues Stern Warning Against Unnecessary Movements
[New Times] A cabinet meeting held on Wednesday, July 29, called on citizens to be more vigilant in respecting set measures to contain further spreading of Covid-19 in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Among 5 Countries That Prevented Large-Scale Covid-19 Outbreaks
[WHO] Good morning, good afternoon and good evening. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news