Rwanda:Masaka Hospital - an Epitome of Rwanda-China's People-to-People Ties
[New Times] It isa busy Friday morning and Dr Hasida Lai, a Chinese dentist and his Rwandan counterpart Dr Emmanuel Dusabe are surrounded by patients at Masaka regional referral hospital in Kicukiro district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:RGB Urges Health Facilities to Offer Quality Service
[New Times] Rwanda Governance Board (RGB) has called on health service providers to uphold professionalism by extending quality service to patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence during pregnancy in relation to non-psychotic mental health disorders in Rwanda: a cross-sectional population-based study - Rurangirwa AA, Mogren I, Ntaganira J, Govender K, Krantz G.
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the prevalence of non-psychotic mental health disorders (MHDs) and the association between exposure to all forms of intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy and MHDs. DESIGN: Cross-sectional population-based study... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Rwanda:Inside Rwanda's Growing Herbal Medicine Industry
[New Times] When the stinging nettle (Igisura) healed her father of liver disease (hepatitis) a while back, Janvi ère Ingabire picked interest in the magic herb. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Barriers to women's progress after atrocity: evidence from Rwanda and Bosnia-Herzegovina - Berry ME.
Researchers have recently documented the unexpected opportunities war can present for women. While acknowledging the devastating effects of mass violence, this burgeoning field highlights war's potential to catalyze grassroots mobilization and build more g... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Rwanda:Rwandan Doctors Trained in Neurology
[New Times] Twenty medical professionals from Rwanda and Uganda who specialize in neurology last week concluded a five day training that was held in Huye District. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Featured - Family Planning is a Human Right
[New Times] Rwanda joins the globe to celebrate World Population Day, July 11. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Could artificial intelligence replace doctors?
UK company Babylon Health is testing an artificially intelligent medical chatbot in Rwanda. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Keep Water Out of the Reach of Children
Mukakibibi, 50, is a two-term village chief in a village in Rweru, Bugesera, Rwanda. Credit: WaterAid/ Behailu ShiferawBy Behailu ShiferawKIGALI, Rwanda, Jul 10 2018 (IPS)To many of us, ‘keep out of the reach of children’ is a phrase we see printed on labels for medicines and chemicals. To mothers in Rweru Sector, Rwanda, it’s a daily principle to live by. “Once we collected the water, we wouldn’t just leave it anywhere until it is boiled and safe to drink. We always put it at a height the younger ones couldn’t reach. We feared they might accidentally drink it,” 50-year-old Mukakib...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Behailu Shiferaw Tags: Africa Development & Aid Environment Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Rwanda:Govt Mounts Crackdown on Counterfeit Livestock Drugs
[New Times] Drugs worth about Rwf24m have been impounded, four animal drug stores closed and three people arrested in an operation that was intended to tackle sale and use of counterfeit veterinary products in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Burera District to Get 12 New Health Posts Worth Rwf240 Million
[New Times] Once all the new health posts are complete, Burera District will achieve its goal of having at least a one heath post in each of its 69 cells. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:How Access to ARVs Became a Right in Rwanda
[New Times] Statistics from Rwanda Biomedical Centre show that at least 10,000 people get new infections in Rwanda, while 5,000 of the HIV positive die every year. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda:HVP Gatagara to Get Orthopedics and Prosthetics Making Facility
[New Times] The Minister for Health, Diane Gashumba, has pledged, in conjunction with development partners, to support the HVP Gatagara, a special hospital for persons with physical disabilities, to acquire modern equipment to fabricate orthopedic and prosthetic devices. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Rwamagana - Students Seek to Impact Community Health
[New Times] University students in Rwamagana have conducted Nursing Student Week to promote health of the community in the district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Call for Joint Efforts in Fight Against Malnutrition
[New Times] The Minister of Gender and Family Promotion (MIGEPROF), Esperance Nyirasafari, has encouraged the use of a dynamic approach in the fight against malnutrition and called on all responsible parties to join efforts because that way a lot will be achieved. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Senate Summons PM Ngirente Over Family Planning Strategy
[New Times] The Senate has called for the Prime Minister to appear in the House to explain what the government will do to improve awareness about family planning and make modern contraceptive methods more available to citizens. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Fight Against Malnutrition to Cost Rwf23 Billion Annually - World Bank
[New Times] The World Bank estimates that Rwanda requires at least $27.3m (approximately Rwf23billion) annually for the next 10 years to eradicate malnutrition in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Price for DNA Test to Reduce By Half
[New Times] Rwandanswill be paying less for DNA tests to establish parentage for children or get proof for rape and other gender-based crimes among other forms of evidence, thanks to a new forensic laboratory launched in Kigali. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:HIV Positive Man Feeds on Hamsters to Stay Healthy
[New Times] In his fight against HIV/AIDS, 72-year-old Tharcisse Polepole, from Rugarama Cell in Nyamirambo Sector, eats hamsters which he says keeps him healthy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Pharmacies to Carry Self-Testing HIV Kits at Half Price
[New Times] The Ministry of Health will make available over-the-counter oral HIV self-testing kit at Rwf5,000 down from Rwf10,000, thanks to a public-private partnership with pharmaceutical agencies. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Genocide rape trauma: a conceptual framework for understanding the psychological suffering of Rwandan survivors - Mukamana D, Collins A, Rosa WE.
In 1994, the Rwandan genocide claimed the lives of approximately 1 million Tutsi and moderate Hutu citizens. Systematic rape was a strategic component of the Hutu extremist plan to eradicate the Tutsi minority population. This involved collective and repea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Rwanda:Nyabihu and Nyamasheke Lead Vasectomy Drive in Rwanda
[New Times] The Western Province districts of Nyabihu and Nyamasheke have the highest number of men who underwent vasectomy, according to research from the Rwanda Biomedical Centre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

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