Rwanda: No More Advertisement for Rwanda Traditional Healers
[East African] Rwanda has threatened sanctions on media houses that offer advertising services to traditional healers or "any other prohibited health or medical related programmes". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Nurses, Midwives Accused of Using Forged Licenses
[New Times] The medical advice one gets from some health centres and hospitals could be unreliable after it emerged that some nurses and midwives use forged documents. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwf17 Billion Collected in Maternity Leave Benefits
[New Times] Some Rwf17.9 billion in contributions to the maternity leave benefits Scheme has been collected since the scheme came into force in November 2016. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 19, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Rwanda: Senators Call for Use of Data to Fix Health Sector Gaps
[New Times] Statistics from Integrated Living Conditions Survey (EICV 5) published in December 2018 by the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda exposed gaps in the country's health sector, despite the significant steps that have been taken to boost the sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Civil Society Pushes for More Investment in Public Health
[New Times] The African Civil Society Platform for Health (ACSPH) has requested African governments to increase investment in the public health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Oshen King Faisal Hospital Introduces Mobile App to Scale Up Medical Services
[New Times] Patients will now be able to access doctors from Oshen King Faisal Hospital for medical advice, appointment requests while at their homes or offices thanks to a new mobile application that is set to be unveiled next week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Gatsibo - Mutuelle De Sant é Funds for 880 People Go Missing
[New Times] Residents of Murambi Sector, Gatsibo District in Eastern Province have appealed to authorities in the district to help them access healthcare services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: 16 Patients Receive Cardiac Surgery at Oshen King Faisal Hospital
[New Times] A team of US medical doctors, dubbed 'Team Heart' is in Rwanda for a two-week mission, during which they will perform cardiac surgery to 16 patients during the medical camp being held at Oshen King Faisal Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: University Sets Out to Teach Doctors Medicine and Management
[The Conversation Africa] A new university of health sciences is being launched in Rwanda. The University of Global Health Equity is being touted as a centre that will "contribute to addressing the critical shortage of health professionals" and "ensure they remain committed to the continent". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Experts Weigh in on Malnutrition
[New Times] Malnutrition in all its manifestations - stunting, underweight, wasting and anemia - is on the decline. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Why Govt Introduced Monthly Allowance for Expectant Mothers
[New Times] Lives of vulnerable pregnant and breastfeeding mothers are set to improve thanks to monthly stipends that are set to address varied issues of health, nutrition and extreme poverty in families. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 5, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Rwanda: Cancer Day - Call for Regular Cancer Screening for Women
[New Times] Women aged 30 and above should go for regular checkups in order to prevent or be able to detect early cervical and breast cancers, which are the most prevalent cancers in women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Intensifies Fight Against Cervical Cancer
[New Times] February 4 is World Cancer Day, marked to raise awareness against different cancers. Rwanda marked the day yesterday, with keen interest on intensifying the fight against cervical cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: School Children to Get Milk Daily Under New Drive
[New Times] The Ministry of Education has embarked on a new undertaking which seeks to ensure that all school children get at least half a litre of milk per day on their school meal menu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Govt to Double Health Posts in Seven Years
[New Times] The Ministry of Health plans to build more health posts in seven years as part of efforts to take health services to the cell level. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Poor Coordination Hindering Efforts to Curb Teen Pregnancies
[New Times] Lack of proper coordination and isolated efforts continue to hinder the fight against unwanted pregnancies among teen girls and there is need for all stakeholders to revise ways to work together and end the vice. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: New Regional Varsity for Modern Medicine Opens in Rural Rwanda
[East African] President Paul Kagame Friday launched a modern health science university that will train health professionals from around Africa and Asia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Agnes Kalibata to Receive Public Welfare Medal -- Academy's Most Prestigious Award
The National Academy of Sciences is presenting its 2019 Public Welfare Medal to agricultural scientist, policymaker, and visionary leader Agnes Kalibata"for her work to drive Africa's agricultural transformation through modern science and effective policy, helping to lift more than a million Rwandans out of poverty and scaling impacts for millions more African farmers." The medal is the Academy's most prestigious award, established in 1914 and presented annually to honor extraordinary use of science for the public good."Agnes Kalibata has long championed science and evidence as the basis for practical agricu...
Source: News from the National Academies - January 28, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Issues Warning Over Ebola Outbreak Across East Africa
[East African] East African countries are working on measures to prevent Ebola virus outbreaks across borders after the World Health Organisation issued a warning of the virus spreading from Democratic Republic of Congo to Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Agnes Kalibata to receive Public Welfare Medal -- Academy's most prestigious award
(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The National Academy of Sciences is presenting its 2019 Public Welfare Medal to agricultural scientist, policymaker, and visionary leader Agnes Kalibata 'for her work to drive Africa's agricultural transformation through modern science and effective policy, helping to lift more than a million Rwandans out of poverty and scaling impacts for millions more African farmers.' The medal is the Academy's most prestigious award, established in 1914 and presented annually to honor extraordinary use of science for the public good. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 28, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

We Must Keep Maternal Health Front and Center of the UHC Conversation
By Pape Amadou Gaye, Chief Executive Officer ; Devex ContributorsJanuary 11, 2019We stand at a critical inflection point in the fight to end preventable maternal mortality.This piece originally appeared onDevex.The Lancet recently  reported that if high-quality health systems were in place in 137 low- and middle-income countries, maternal deaths would decline by half.So, how do we get there? How do we ensure that every woman has access to quality health care before, during, and after childbirth; that she and her newborn are not made to suffer from a preventable and treatable maternal health complication; that s...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Ebola - Following a Full Simulation Exercise, a Joint Monitoring Mission Is Deployed in Rwanda
[WHO] Following the Full Simulation Exercise (FSIMEX) conducted in Rwanda at the beginning of January 2019 to assess EVD readiness/preparedness and response capacity in the country, an external Joint Monitoring Mission (JMM) team comprising of WHO specialists and partners relevant to the EVD preparedness efforts in Rwanda was deployed in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Officials Call for Speedy RBC Reforms
[New Times] The Medical Procurement and Production Division (MPPD) needs to be an independent body separate from Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) in order to improve delivery of its services to Rwandans. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

"We are the memory representation of our parents": intergenerational legacies of genocide among descendants of rape survivors in Rwanda - Kagoyire M, Richters A.
This article explores what it means in everyday life to be a descendant of such mothers. METHODS: A q... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ebola outbreak in the DR Congo is moving towards a major city home to one million inhabitants
Health experts warn Ebola could be spreading from the north of the North Kivu province to the south, where it could wreak havoc on Goma, a busy trading city with close links to Rwanda. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rwanda: Government Moves to Regulate Advertising of Medical Services
[New Times] The Ministry of Health yesterday banned advertisement of health services and talk shows by those not sanctioned by recognised medical bodies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Banning skin bleaching products won't work as long as fair skin is linked with beauty and success
Several African countries, including as Rwanda and Ghana, recently banned the use of skin bleaching products because they are dangerous. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rwanda: Lancet, Cerba HealthCare Deal to Reduce Cost of Laboratory Services
[New Times] Lancet Laboratories and French Cerba HealthCare have formed a joint venture in a move that has raised expectations that the cost of laboratory services in Rwanda will significantly drop. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa: Region Steps Up War On Cancer As Rwanda Opens Treatment Centre
[East African] Rwanda will open a regional cancer treatment centre later this month, a development that is expected to not only ease East Africa's cancer burden but also cut the costs incurred by patients when they travel abroad for diagnosis and treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Is the Latest African Country to Ban Bleaching Products
[This is Africa] Rwanda has followed Ivory Coast, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa in cracking down on skin bleaching products that contain chemicals like hydroquinone and mercury, which have been linked to skin cancer and kidney and liver damage. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: New Centre to Address Acute Shortage of Plastic Surgeons
[New Times] Rwanda has been selected to host a regional training centre for plastic surgeons. It has been set up at Rwanda Military Hospital (RMH). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda to Deploy Drones in Malaria Fight
[New Times] After a few minutes spent entering flight and insecticide treatment plans, a click of the start button on the tablet sets things in motion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 10, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda deploys police to enforce ban on skin lightening creams
The Rwandan government is sending police across the country to enforce its ban on skin lightening and bleaching products. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parental CPTSD increases transmission of trauma to offspring of Tutsi genocide survivors
(Bar-Ilan University) Nearly 25 years after the genocide against the Tutsi of Rwanda took the lives of up to one million victims, the offspring of Tutsi survivors, who weren't even born at the time, are among those most affected by trauma, according to a new study published by researchers at Bar-Ilan University, in collaboration with a Rwandan therapist and genocide survivor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trek into Congo Forest Reveals an Ebola Crisis Fueled by Violence
As deadly conflicts shadow health workers, a New York Times reporter and the remote villagers they try to reach, new treatments fail to get to those who need them. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KIMIKO de FREYTAS-TAMURA Tags: Ebola Virus Epidemics Jean-Christophe Shako Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa) Rwanda Source Type: news

Sexual coercion, consent and negotiation: processes of change amongst couples participating in the Indashyikirwa programme in Rwanda - Stern E, Heise L.
Sexual coercion among married or cohabitating couples is a complex phenomenon with few effective strategies for prevention. This paper explores sexual coercion among couples from rural Rwanda who participated in Indashyikirwa, a 4-year intimate partner vio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Has Achieved Universal Healthcare
[East African] With more than 90 per cent of Rwandans covered under the community-based health insurance scheme locally known as Mutuelle de Sant é, Rwanda is one of the few developing countries in the world that have successfully achieved universal healthcare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: How the 2017 Umushyikirano Resolutions Were Implemented
[New Times] The Government has said that 80 per cent of last year's Umushyikirano resolutions are on-track while 18.2 per cent are on watch and just 1.8 per cent off-track. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Primary Health Care Data Is Key to Attaining Universal Health Coverage
By Allyson English, Senior program associate, Results for Development ; Laurel Hatt, Program director, Results for DevelopmentDecember 12, 2018A new report reveals how better information leads to better care.Read the full report:  Measuring What Matters: Case Studies on Data Innovations for Strengthening Primary Health Care  The idea that primary health care is the foundation of strong, equitable health systems is not new. In October, health funders, policymakers, and practitioners came together in  Astana, Kazakhstan,  to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1978 Alma-Ata Declaration and reaf...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Expanding the Informed Push Model for Family Planning in Senegal (Yeksi Naa) Digital Health Measurement & Analytics advocacy Universal Health Coverage Day Primary Health Care Source Type: news

Political Commitment Key to Health for All
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta (L) and former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations Offices in Nairobi, October 30, 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Thomas MukoyaBy Ban Ki-moonNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 12 2018 (IPS)One of my proudest accomplishments as the former UN secretary-general was playing a part in the ambitious global agenda for sustainable development (SDGs), including the goal of universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030. Kenya’s leadership was key. To give momentum to the SDGs an Open Working Group was established in 2013. One of the co-chairs of the working group was Ambassador Macharia Kamau, who was the...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ban Ki-moon Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Women's Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Govt Targets to Screen Four Million People for Hepatitis C
[New Times] The Ministry of Health yesterday launched a campaign in which some four million Rwandans will be screened for Hepatitis C and treated in the next five years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Medical Drones - Ghana to Follow Rwanda's Example
[Deutsche Welle] Rwanda made headlines as the first country to pilot blood deliveries by drone. Ghana's parliament has now approved its own drone project, despite initial skepticism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fears grow over the spread of Ebola as health vaccinations are given in neighbouring countries
More than 2,000 doses have been allocated to frontline workers in South Sudan. The country is 'at very high risk' of the outbreak along with Uganda and Rwanda, according to the WHO. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

East Africa: East Africa Region Urged to Increase Insurance Cover
[East African] Social security experts are calling on East African governments to emulate Rwanda in subsidising community-based health insurance schemes to widen universal healthcare coverage. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Is Black Not Beautiful? Rwanda Cracks Down On Skin Bleaching Products
[Deutsche Welle] In Africa, where some women believe that lighter skin enhances their beauty, skin bleaching products tend to sell well. When Rwanda's president set about to confiscate them, the reaction got ugly online. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Health Systems & #039; Capacity to Provide Post-Abortion Care: A Multicountry Analysis Using Signal Functions
Summary Background Abortion-related mortality is one of the main causes of maternal mortality worldwide. Laws often restrict the provision of safe abortion care, yet post-abortion care is a service that all countries have committed to provide to manage abortion complications. There is minimal evidence on the capacity of national health systems to provide post-abortion care.Methods We did a multicountry analysis of data from nationally representative Service Provision Assessment surveys done between 2007 to 2017 in ten countries across three regions (Bangladesh, Haiti, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nepal, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanza...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - November 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Rwanda: 25 Children Get Free Open Heart Surgery at King Faisal Hospital
[New Times] At least 25 children with heart defects have received free open heart surgery at Oshen King Faisal Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Move to Lift Restrictions on Teens' Access to Contraceptives Stirs Mixed Reactions
[New Times] The recent disclosure by Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente that Government was planning to review the laws in order to allow more teenagers to have access to family planning methods has attracted disapproval and praise in equal measures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Family Planning Is Not a 'Women's Issue' but a Development Issue As It Impacts the Economy - Rwandan Prime Minister
[UNFPA] Kigali, Rwanda -Family planning is one of the most cost-effective ways of promoting people's wellbeing, said Rwanda's Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente at the 5th International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Kigali, Rwanda from 12 to 15 November. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 26, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Registers Drop in Malaria Cases
[New Times] Cases of people suffering and dying from malaria in Rwanda have reduced significantly, demonstrating that efforts to make the country a malaria free nation are paying off, according to latest statistics. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news