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Rwanda: Medics Urged to Assert Their Role in Improving Healthcare
[New Times] The Minister for Health, Dr Diane Gashumba, has called on medics to play their role in saving the lives of Rwandans. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Spanish Oncologists to Train Local Health Professionals in Cervical Cancer Prevention
[New Times] More than 88 health professionals from 45 institutions in the country have started training in cervical cancer prevention. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Drones help elevate Rwanda's health care
Infamous for its genocide, Rwanda is using every means it can to make itself Africa's health care leader (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Needs More Pediatricians - Experts
[New Times] Rwanda pediatric association, an umbrella for pediatricians in the country, says there is need for more pediatricians in the country to help improve children's health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwf4 Billion Project to Help Tackle Stunting in Nyabihu
[New Times] A new project worth Rwf4 billion has been launched in Nyabihu District as part of broad efforts to eliminate malnutrition among children under 5 years and nursing mothers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Govt to Recruit Clinical Officers
[New Times] The Ministry of Health is set to ease the process of recruiting clinical officers to increase staffing, especially in rural health centres. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: UoR Students Develop App to Improve e-Health for Teens
[New Times] University of Rwanda's College of Medicine and Health Sciences students have come up with an app called 'Tantine App', which will provide reproductive health education to young refugees and teens across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Women's Council to Focus on Fighting Teen Pregnancies in 2018
[New Times] The National Women's Council's main focus for 2018 will be fighting unwanted pregnancies among girls in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Patients Receive Aid to Celebrate Eid Al-Adha
[New Times] Over 300 vulnerable patients at University Teaching Hospital of Kigali (CHUK) received food and sanitation materials worth Rwf1.5m on Eid al-Adha day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Bankers Association to Raise Health Awareness Through Sports
[New Times] The Rwanda Bankers Association (RBA) on Tuesday announced that its members will participate in a multi-sports competition to raise health awareness among themselves. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Has Shown That Healthcare Innovation in the Developing World Means More Than Investing in Technology
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Indian Firm to Set Up Surgery Centre of Excellence in Rwanda
[New Times] Sunrise Group of Hospitals, a specialized consultative care and treatment centre and widely recognized as a pioneer in Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgeries, plans to set up a centre of excellence in Rwanda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: New Tech Equipment to Ease Cancer Diagnosis
[New Times] MEDICS are warming up to a new telepathology technology brought in at the Rwanda Military Hospital (RMH), Kanombe, saying it will make cancer diagnosis faster and easier. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Erratum to "mortality-associated characteristics of patients with traumatic brain injury at the University Teaching Hospital of Kigali, Rwanda" [World Neurosurgery 102 (2017) 571-582] - Krebs E, Gerardo CJ, Park LP, Nickenig Vissoci JR, Byiringiro JC, Byiringiro F, Rulisa S, Thielman NM, Staton CA.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Rwanda: The Secret Behind Rwanda's Successful Vaccination Rollouts
[The Conversation Africa] The best medical treatment option in the world can't save a single patient unless it is delivered at the proper time, with the proper plans and processes in place. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Medics Mull New Methods for HIV Treatment, Prevention
[New Times] Medical experts with the Ministry of Health are making a major headway toward introducing changes in the treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: King Faisal Hospital Moves to Improve Skills, Service Delivery
[New Times] In a bid to enhance the quality of services offered to Rwandans, King Faisal Hospital, Kigali has embarked on improving skills within orthopedics to ensure better services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

It's Time to End Sexual Harassment
August 09, 2017Health workers deal with stressful situations every day. Sexual harassment should no longer be one of them.Women account forthe majority of the health workforce globally. They distribute life-changing drugs to HIV-positive children, serve on the front lines of disease outbreaks, educate clients on family planning methods, and much more. Yet despite providing vital services, health workers are not adequately protected fromgender discrimination and sexual harassment.Sexual harassment is any physical, verbal, or nonverbal conduct of a sexual nature or based on sex or gender that is unwelcome, unwanted, pervasiv...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

“The Time is Now” to Invest in Youth, Girls
Natalia Kanem, Acting Executive Director the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Credit: UN Photo/Mark GartenBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jul 28 2017 (IPS)The demographic dividend: though not a new concept, it is one of the major buzzwords at the UN this year. But what does it really mean? There are 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24 around the world, the most in the history of humankind.In Africa alone, approximately 60 percent of its population is currently under 25 years old and this figure is only expected to rise.With this change in demographics comes more working-age individuals and...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Africa Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Neighbour murders in Rwanda and Poland: what mutilated bodies and killing methods tell us about historical imaginaries and imaginaries of hatred - N'Diaye S.
This article describes the brutalisation of the bodies of Tutsi and Jewish victims in 1994 and during the Second World War, respectively, and contrasts the procedures adopted by killers to understand what these deadly practices say about the imaginaries at... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Rwanda: Standards Watchdog Maintains Tough Stance On Closed Dairy Firms
[New Times] the Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) has vowed to continue with the crackdown on uncertified dairy products makers. This follows pleas by some of the dairy firms that were ordered to cease production by RSB due to lack of necessary quality requirements three months ago to be allowed to resume operations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Telemedicine to Reduce Health Services Costs
[New Times] The Ministry of Health has launched a telemedicine project at Shyira Hospital in Nyabihu District, that's expected to help reduce costs spent on patients transferred to referral hospitals, reduce face-to-face training for doctors and cut transport costs for patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Govt Seeks to Lower Cost of Hepatitis Vaccination
[New Times] Last Friday, the Ministry of Health concluded a campaign on prevention, access to testing, treatment and care of Hepatitis that was conducted in line with World Hepatitis Day (WHD) celebration. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Economic Scene: In Health Care, Republicans Could Learn From Rwanda
While Obamacare ’ s foes seek to reverse its expansion of coverage, third-world nations have made strides in extending access and improving results. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EDUARDO PORTER Tags: Medicine and Health Health Insurance and Managed Care Third World and Developing Countries Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) United States Politics and Government Rwanda Senate Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwandan Youth Should Be Ready for 'Countless' Opportunities - Kagame
[News of Rwanda] President Paul Kagame - Rwanda Patriotic Front flag-bearer campaigned in Huye District, Southern Rwanda and told the youth to never 'miss any opportunity'. He said they should vote for him and RPF in order to enjoy countless opportunities; Reports KTPress (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: E-Health Key in Leveraging the Quality of Healthcare Services
[New Times] Information and communication technology (ICT) is no longer just bits and bytes; it has become a tool to scale the world to greater heights. Various sectors have embraced it as a tool driving development, the health sector inclusive. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: C-Section - What You Should Know About This Birth Option
[New Times] Every expectant woman always looks forward to delivering a healthy baby. But no matter the circumstances, medics say one cannot rule out the possibility of cesarean section, which they advise should be only recommended by a gynecologist. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 17, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Africa Health Forum App Leads the Way
[allAfrica] Kigali -You can meet the most interesting people at conferences. If you can make your way through the sea of people to get to them. The first Africa Health Forum organised by the World Health Organisation African region was no different - hundreds and hundreds of enthusiastic participants filling the Kigali Convention Centre in Rwanda, determined to find their way to universal healthcare (UHC) on the continent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Health Ministry, CDC Celebrate 15 Years of Partnership
[New Times] The Ministry of Health through Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) and the United States' Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), last week celebrated 15 years of partnership. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Kagame, WHO Regional Director Discuss Healthcare
[New Times] President Paul Kagame yesterday met with Dr Matshidiso Moeti, the World Health Organisation's (WHO) regional director for Africa at Village Urugwiro in Kigali, where they discussed a range of Rwanda's health issues. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: We Owe Adolescents Perfect Health - First Lady Mrs Kagame
[New Times] First Lady Jeannette Kagame has urged elders to overcome the uneasiness that hinders them from ensuring the health of the young generation during their adolescent stage. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: We Owe Adolescents Perfect Health - First Lady
[New Times] First Lady Jeannette Kagame has urged elders to overcome the uneasiness that hinders them from ensuring the health of the young generation during their adolescent stage. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Africa Must Prioritise Universal Health Coverage - Rwanda PM Murekezi
[Rwanda Govt] Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi has called on African countries to join hands in ensuring healthy equity and Universal Health Coverage (UHC) towards improving the lives of citizens across the continent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: PM Murekezi Calls for Private Sector Investment in Health
[New Times] Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi has called on the private sector to scale up investments in the continent's health sector to improve healthcare and help achieve universal health coverage. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO: Medtech could accelerate universal healthcare in Africa
(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Integrating technology into Africa’s healthcare systems is key to opening them up faster to the poorest and most vulnerable people, the World Health Organization’s Africa director said. Using more technology presents a “big opportunity” for rolling out universal health coverage in the region, Dr. Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti told the Thomson Reuters Foundation ahead of the first WHO Africa Health Forum this week in Rwanda. Technology can pave the way to improvements in data management, training for health workers and making referrals, among other areas, she added. Th...
Source: Mass Device - June 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: Health Information Technology Healthcare Reform Hospital Care Source Type: news

Rwanda: Health Achievements After Genocide 'Unbelievable'
[New Times] The World Health Organisation Regional Director for Africa Dr. Matshidiso Moeti has described Rwanda's achievements in the health sector after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi as "unbelievable." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda to Host the First WHO Africa Health Forum
[New Times] Rwanda will this Month host the first ever Africa Health Forum organized by the World Health Organization African Region. The forum themed: Putting people first: The Road to Universal Health Coverage in Africa will take place from 27 to 28 June at the Kigali Convention Centre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Time To Focus On ‘Hidden Hunger’
Children, Kafue, Zambia. Credit: Brian Moonga/IPSBy Bev PostmaWASHINGTON DC, May 26 2017 (IPS)As World Hunger Day May 28 approaches, it is time for us all to redouble our efforts to reach the goal of Zero Hunger by prioritizing the battle against micronutrient deficiency. If the international community pulls together this year to incorporate proven solutions such as biofortifying crops into the UN framework for sustainable development, we could reduce malnutrition on a truly global scale. Previous UN-led efforts, including the Millennium Development Goals, and the current Sustainable Development Goals set targets for count...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bev Postma Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Trade & Investment Women's Health Source Type: news

Formalising Informal Trade – Good for African Women?
Rural women sell mango and sweet potato jam at the food processing shop in Bantantinnting, Senegal. Credit: UN Photo/Evan SchneiderBy IPS World DeskROME, May 26 2017 (IPS)Women constitute the largest share of informal traders in Africa–about 70 per cent in Southern Africa and more than half in other parts of this vast continent made up of 54 states, home to over 1,200 billion people. Informal cross-border trading, in which transactions are not compliant with local tax and other rules, accounts for a large share – between 20 and a hefty 70 per cent– of employment in sub-Saharan Africa, says a new United Na...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: IPS World Desk Tags: Africa Development & Aid Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Rwanda: Forensic Laboratory - What Does This Mean for Rwanda?
[New Times] The enactment of Law No. 41/2016 establishing the Rwanda Forensic Laboratory is an extremely exciting milestone for Rwandans because it translates into speedy reception of analysis results. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Public Vigilance Critical in Keeping Ebola At Bay
[New Times] The Ministry of Health this week announced a raft of measures to prevent the spread of Ebola into Rwanda days after cases of the virus were confirmed in northern DR Congo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: University of Rwanda Surgical Students in Voluntary Circumcision Awareness Campaign
[New Times] Surgical  students at University of Rwanda have launched an HIV prevention mobilisation week through voluntary medical male ircumcision. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Govt Seeks to Expedite Creation of Food and Medicine Authority
[New Times] Years after the law establishing Rwanda Food and Medicine Authority (RFMA) was passed, the institution has not been created. But the Government has not given up on it and now wants it expedited. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Integrate Palliative Care Into Health Care, Education Systems
[New Times] In 2011, Rwanda became the first African country to roll out a national palliative care policy, setting in motion a four-year strategic plan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Want to Talk about Family Planning? Reach Out to Your Local Mayor
May 08, 2017Advocacy efforts to improve access to and use of family planning must include local government officials.  “I can’t believe it’s so small!”I will never forget the reaction of one of the mayors in Rwanda during an advocacy workshop on family planning as we passed around a variety of modern contraceptive methods, inviting participants to open, touch, and feel them. It was his first experience holding an intrauterine device (IUD). He also had never touched a female condom or seen a contraceptive implant.Our project had designed a series of workshops including hands-on, tactile experien...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Community Based Alternative Care as a Strategy for Protecting Burundian Refugee Girls and Boys: A Case Study from Mahama Camp, Rwanda
Plan International. 04/26/2017 This 12-page case study describes the community-based child protection program implemented between 2015 and 2016 with Burundian girls, boys, and adults in the Mahama refugee camp in Rwanda. The program provided an alternative care system with independent living arrangements for unaccompanied Burundian children. A local, community-based work force of refugees was trained to supervise these children locally and respond to their protection concerns. A key success of the program was the successful identification of separated and unaccompanied children through collaboration between community membe...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 4, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwandan Doctor Wins Award From Harvard Medical School
[New Times] Dr Christian Ntizimira, a Rwandan Physician and Palliative care activist, has been awarded the prestigious 'Harvard Global Health Catalyst: Distinguished Young Leader Award.' (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

To reduce maternal deaths, look to midwives
Language EnglishGISENYI, Rwanda –“Mothers and babies lose their lives due to complications that could have been prevented,” Burcard Umuhoza, 28, told UNFPA in a frank conversation about the trials he faces as a midwife in the Gisenyi District Hospital in Rwanda.“A challenge that hurts a lot is that some women choose to deliver their babies at home, and when they experience complications, they rush to hospital, when their condition is critical,” he said, adding, “My worst moment is to see a mother dying, despite all interventions.” (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Rwanda: Forge Consensus Over New Policy On RAMA
[New Times] On May 1, the Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) ceased to cover the standard 85 per cent of the bills of RAMA insurance scheme members that receive services at private polyclinics or hospitals without a referral. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: New Guidelines for Health Insurance Card Holders Spark Controversy
[New Times] A new directive by the Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) that requires RAMA insurance card holders to only go to private polyclinics or private hospitals on referral, or risk footing a bigger bill, has drawn sharp criticism from private practitioners. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news