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The Data Revolution Should Not Leave Women and Girls Behind
Most African farmers are women. Credit: IPSBy Jemimah NjukiOTTAWA, Canada, Jan 9 2018 (IPS)If there is one political principle that has been constant throughout the history of human civilization it is the fact that land is power. This is something that is particularly true, and often painfully so, for women who farm in Africa. Though women in Africa are far more likely to farm than men, they are also much less likely to have secure rights to the land where they cultivate crops and they typically hold smaller plots of inferior quality.As a researcher who studies the role of gender in agriculture, I want to do my part to add...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jemimah Njuki Tags: Africa Democracy Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Gender Global Governance Globalisation Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & In Source Type: news

Air drop delivery: Drones are being used in Rwanda to deliver blood and medicine to remote hospitals
(Natural News) Rwanda is a country in east Africa where going from one place to another by land is difficult because of its mountainous landscape. Therefore, the Rwandan health ministry partnered with a Silicon Valley robotics firm to deliver blood and life-saving medicines to remote hospitals via airplane-like drones. The air drop delivery service, known... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa:Rwanda Bans Livestock, Fruit Imports From South Africa Over Viral Disease
[East African] Rwanda has banned importation of meat, dairy products, vegetables and fruits from South Africa over listeriosis viral disease, a statement said this week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:MPs Want Family Planning Services Beefed Up
[New Times] Legislators under the Parliamentarian's Network for Population and Development (RPRPD) are seeking more access to reproductive health and family planning services after their tour of the country to assess the situation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Rwf600 Million Project for Industrial Development of Local Herbal Medicines
[New Times] Rwanda seeks to greatly reduce imports by supporting and reviving different sectors of the economy to produce locally many of the products that are presently being imported. Under the domestic market recapturing strategy, the country seeks to create import substitution industries that will produce some of the goods that are currently being imported to help reduce the widening trade imbalance and boost Rwanda's forex reserves, among others. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Hospitals Decry Shortage of Mutuelle De Sant é Staff
[New Times] Hospitals have called upon Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) to increase the number of personnel in the department of Community Based Health Insurance scheme, Mutuelle de Sant é, to accelerate payment processes and avoid arrears. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Traditional Medicine is an Important Aspect in Future Healthcare
[New Times] Today, the medical world is flooded with all sorts of cures, from traditional, ground breaking discoveries to outright quacks and charlatans. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A typology of theoretical approaches to the study of Rwandan Tutsi genocide - Gasana O.
The purpose of this paper is to provide a typological framework of approaches to the study of the Rwandan Tutsi genocide, in a comparative perspective. Based on the assertion that no single theoretical approach can account for so complex and totalizing a p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

SMS tool brings sexual, reproductive health information to Rwanda ’s youth
KIGALI, Rwanda – Rwanda ’s health system has seen great improvements in recent years, yet one area of health care remains underserved, particularly for young people:sexual and reproductive health.Stigma and embarrassment keep young people from learning about their bodies, health and rights. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Rwanda:Government Bans Livestock, Agriculture Imports From South Africa Over Listeriosis
[New Times] The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources has banned the importation of meat, dairy products, vegetables and fruits from South Africa over Listeriosis, a viral disease also known as Kaba. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Drugs Is an Epidemic We Must Stop, Says Kagame
[New Times] President Paul Kagame has urged Rwandans to join hands and defeat the growing problem of drug abuse, which he described as a global epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Be Aware of Low Blood Sugar
[New Times] As high blood sugar levels are harmful for the body, so is low blood sugar. Hence one needs to be aware of it. Normal blood sugar levels are 60 to 100 mg / 100 ml. in a fasting condition and 100 to 160mg / 100 ml, 90 to 120 minutes after a full meal. Any level of blood sugar, below 60 mg / 100 ml in a fasting condition is low and is known as hypoglycaemia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Pharmacy Council Calls for Tough Measures Against Illegal Pharmacies
[New Times] The National Pharmacy Council has called for a crackdown on illegal and substandard pharmacies which it says sell substandard pharmaceutical products. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Latent class analysis of violence against adolescents and psychosocial outcomes in refugee settings in Uganda and Rwanda - Meyer SR, Yu G, Hermosilla S, Stark L.
BACKGROUND: Little is known about violence against children in refugee camps and settlements, and the evidence-base concerning mental health outcomes of youth in refugee settings in low and middle-income countries is similarly small. Evidence is needed to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Rwanda:Britam Launches New Medical Insurance Product for SMEs
[New Times] Britam Insurance Company (Rwanda) has today unveiled a new health insurance cover targeting small-and-medium sized companies in the market. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:New Drive to Ease Access to Specialised Medical Care
[New Times] Ordinarily, a Rwandan seeking specialized treatment abroad would go through a rigorous process. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Community Health Information Systems: Success Stories from Rwanda and Mozambique
December 15, 2017 8:00-9:30am ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:U.S Envoy in Anti-Malnutrition Drive in Huye
[New Times] A two-year project funded by the US embassy in Kigali is expected to help end malnutrition in Huye District. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Clinical Researchers Want Vaginal Ring Integrated in Family Planning
[New Times] Researchers at a local Clinical Research Centre, Rinda Ubuzima, have called on the Ministry of Health and its partners to explore ways of introducing vaginal ring as one of the family planning methods in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The doing and undoing of male household decision-making and economic authority in Rwanda and its implications for gender transformative programming - Stern E, Heise L, McLean L.
This paper explores two key norms that underpin intimate partner violence in Rwanda: men's roles as economic providers and decision-making authorities in the household. It describes the political, legal and socio-economic factors affecting these norms and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Q & A: “What Price Do We Put on Our Oceans?”
Erik Solheim participates in the largest beach clean-up in history at Versova Beach Clean-Up in Mumbai, India, in October 2016. Photo courtesy of UNEPBy Manipadma JenaNAIROBI/NEW DELHI, Dec 1 2017 (IPS)“Political resolve is the key for succeeding in our fight against oceans pollution,” Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment, who is leading hands-on the organisation’s global campaign to clean up seas and oceans of plastic litter, agricultural run‑off and chemical dumping, told IPS.“It’s about building capacity for strong environmental governance and bolstering political leadership on these issu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Manipadma Jena Tags: Biodiversity Climate Change Development & Aid Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Green Economy Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Natural Resources Population Poverty & SDGs Water & Sanitation marine c Source Type: news

Rwanda:World Aids Day - How Far Has Rwanda Come?
[New Times] As the world marks World AIDS Day today, stakeholders are calling on everyone to play their part in the fight against HIV/AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Call for Stronger Interventions to Fight Malaria
[New Times] Malaria incidence and mortality rates remain far lower in comparison to cases registered in 2010 however progress is beginning to stall, the World Malaria Report 2017 indicates. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Health Ministry Deploys More Specialists at District Hospitals
[New Times] The Ministry of Health has launched a fresh drive to see that district hospitals are staffed with specialized medical practitioners, on top of general practitioners who are predominantly running these facilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Belgian Doctors to Train Local Counterparts in Surgery
[New Times] At least seven specialist doctors from Belgium arrived in Rwanda yesterday for a weeklong teaching mission in minimally invasive surgery at the University Teaching Hospital of Kigali (CHUK). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:All Set for Inaugural 'Run Blue' Race
[New Times] All is set for the inaugural Run Blue race aimed at fighting diabetes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Treating the Whole Patient and Not Only the Disease
[Namibia Economist] Two clinical psychology students at the University of Namibia this week returned from Rwanda where they attended an intensive cancer treatment academy focussing on the psychological foundation when treating patients with a potentially terminal illness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa:Germany to Give Billions for EAC Schemes
[Daily News] OVER 95bn/- will be invested in a project for undertaking vaccination programmes in East Africa as well as supporting students from Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and South-Sudan on various scholarship programmes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Rwanda to Host 7th Global Healthcare Summit
[New Times] Rwanda is set to host the 7th edition of the World Healthcare Students Symposium (WHSS). The event is expected to attract over 3,000 students and professionals from around the world. The global summit that will run from November 24 to 26 will be centred on the neonatal care, professional ethics, and trauma treatment, among others, according to the organisers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Govt Making Progress in Reduction of Undernourishment - FAO Report
[New Times] Few countries in sub-Saharan Africa, notably Rwanda, Zimbabwe and Madagascar, reduced undernourishment while several others experienced a rise between 2009-2011 and 2014-2016, the Food and Agriculture Organisation regional overview of food security and nutrition report, 2017 shows. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Anal Fissure - a Common Cause of Painful Defecation
[New Times] An anal fissure is a tear in the lining of the anus, the opening where bowel movements come out. Anal fissures cause pain, especially during a bowel movement. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Mass Non-Surgical Circumcision 'Prepex' Curbing HIV Transmission in Rwanda
[New Times] Kamanzi Alex is one of thousands of Rwanda men who have finally decided to have the cut - get circumcised. He has come for his second and last immunization jab against tetanus prior the procedure at Rwamagana hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda:Parents Optimistic As Early Childhood Centre Construction Starts in Kicukiro
[New Times] Parents in Kicukiro District will no longer worry about where to leave their children whenever they go to work as an Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre is set to be completed in the area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Love matters: exploring conceptions of love in Rwanda and Swaziland and relationship to HIV and intimate partner violence - Ruark A, Stern E, Dlamini-Simelane T, Kakuze MF.
This study explores how women and men... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Rwanda:MoH Takes Campaign Against Diabetes, Lifestyle Diseases to the Grassroots
[New Times] Rwandans have been urged to regularly go for screening and adopt a healthy lifestyle to keep diabetes at bay. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Children Share Ideas On How to Prevent Malnutrition in Children
[New Times] Desire Nyandwi, 14 years old (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Govt Sends Medical Relief to Somalia
[New Times] The government of Somalia has expressed gratitude over a consignment of medical relief delivered yesterday by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Claude Nikobisanzwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:MoH Has Plans to Train More Local Oncologists, Say Officials
[New Times] There is need to invest more in training of medical staff specifically with a view to increasing the number of oncologists to reduce the number of foreign medical expatriates, officials have said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:U.S. Firm to Ease Cancer Treatment, Cost in Rwanda
[New Times] The Ministry of Health has sealed a partnership agreement with US organisation, BioVentures for Global Health (BVGH), a development that will see Rwandans access affordable cancer treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Drones Deliver Blood Quickly to Remote Global Hospitals Drones Deliver Blood Quickly to Remote Global Hospitals
A California startup is serving thousands of patients in Rwanda and will expand to Tanzania early next year. Orders are filled on demand, so no units expire.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Rwanda:Harvard School to Train Rwandan Oncologists
[New Times] Harvard Medical School, the graduate medical school of the prestigious Harvard University in the United States, has agreed to train over 20 clinical oncologists from Rwanda over the next few years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Understanding Conjunctivitis
[New Times] Conjunctivitis, also called "pinkeye", is defined as an inflammation of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is the thin membrane that lines the inner surface of the eyelids and the whites of the eyes. Conjunctivitis can affect children and adults. The most common symptoms of conjunctivitis include a red eye and discharge. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Cataracts - A Major Cause of Blindness Among Elderly People
[New Times] Onesphore Ruvunabahizi from Kacyiru in Gasabo District had a normal sight until five months ago when he realised his left eye was no longer seeing as it used to. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Tetanus - Why You Should Not Ignore That Wound
[New Times] Tetanus can be fatal if not treated in time. A deep cut or wound from a dirty object like a piece of metal shsould be treated as an emergency by visiting a medical facility as soon as possible. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Rights Commission Calls for Greater Attention to Mental Health Services
[New Times] There is need to boost mental health facilities in terms of experts and resources if the issue of mental illness and disability is to be dealt with adequately, the National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:A Year Later, Rwanda Looks to Expand Delivery of Medical Supplies By Drones
[New Times] It was around noon on a rainy Friday two weeks ago in Ruhango District's Kinazi area when Joseph Ndagijimana, an employee in charge of customer success at Zipline's Rwanda office in Muhanga, announced that we could rush into his company car and go to Nyanza Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Role of Public-Sector Family Planning Programs in Meeting the Demand for Contraception in Sub-Saharan Africa
CONCLUSIONSPFPI provides a useful addition to the indicators currently used to assess progress in reproductive health and family planning programs. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Everyday partner violence in Rwanda: the contribution of community-based sociotherapy to peaceful family life - Richters A, Sarabwe E.
Rwanda is well known for the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. What is less known is the increase in everyday partner violence that has come about as a legacy not only from the genocide but also from the war preceding the genocide. A range of war and genoci... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Mainstreaming road safety in the regional integration of the East African Community to reduce road traffic injuries - Balikuddembe JK, Khorasani-Zavareh D, Sinclair P, Stephen K, Ardalan A, Nejati A.
The East African Community (EAC) comprising of five states: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda bear a disproportionate burden of the global public health burden for road traffic injuries (RTIs). In response to this, each state has devised its own ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Africa:Cholera Death Toll Escalates in East, Southern Africa
[CAJ News] An intense cholera outbreak has killed some 1 562 people in Eastern and Southern Africa since the beginning of the year. The deaths have been recorded from 104 095 outbreaks in Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news