Rwanda: #TAS2019 - Experts Push for Digital Healthcare Solutions
[New Times] Healthcare professionals on the sidelines of the Transform Africa Summit in Kigali have emphasised the role of adopting digital solutions if the healthcare sector is to transform significantly. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Government Shifts to Preventive Measures to Curtail NCD Upsurge
[New Times] Government is focusing more on prevention as one of its long-term solutions to addressing the Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) issue, the Director General of Rwanda Biomedical Centre, Dr Jeanine U. Condo has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Districts Owe Over Rwf165 Million to Ndera Neuropsychiatric Hospital
[New Times] The Minister for Health has said that different hospitals are chocking on debts, which she says partly explains the reason why some public hospitals continue to struggle in terms of service delivery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Supreme Audit Institutions in Africa Would Welcome an Opportunity to Start or Expand Their Involvement in Auditing Global Fund Grants
[GFO] Aidspan organized a roundtable on "Audit of Global Fund Grants by SAIs (Supreme Audit Institutions) in Sub-Saharan Africa" in eight African countries on 24-26 April in Kigali, Rwanda, with the support of GIZ BACKUP Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: Experts Call for National Strategy on Mental Health and Healing
[New Times] A two-day National Trauma Symposium ended yesterday with different stakeholders calling on the Government to put in place a national strategy on mental health and healing as one of the lasting solutions to the issue of trauma which continues to be a challenge to many survivors of the Genocide against the Tutsi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Govt Unveils Rwf 1.7 Billion Vaccines Warehouse
[New Times] The Ministry of Health, in collaboration with GAVI Alliance and other partners, in the health sector officially inaugurated a new vaccination programme office and a warehouse on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: New Law to Reduce Cost of Medicine - Health Ministry
[New Times] The Lower House on Monday approved the new draft law governing Rwanda Biomedical Centre, that seeks to give autonomy to Medical Procurement and Production Division. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Field study finds pellet-fed stoves cut air pollutant emissions 90%
(North Carolina State University) A field study finds that a new cookstove design, which makes use of compressed wood pellets, reduces air pollution by about 90% for a range of contaminants associated with health problems and climate change. The findings stem from a Rwanda field study designed to test the performance of the stoves in real-world conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NAS Honors Award Winners
During a ceremony at its 156th annual meeting, the National Academy of Sciences presented the 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." NAS also honored 18 other individuals with awards for their outstanding scientific achievements. News Release - Public Welfare Medal News Release - Awards Watch Awards Ceremony (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 29, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Rwanda: New Campaign Seeks to Tackle Teenage Pregnancy, Promote Maternal Health
[New Times] Rwandans are set to benefit from a three-year integrated health campaign aimed at promoting maternal and child health, as well as tackle teenage pregnancy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 26, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda to Unveil New Plan to Eliminate Malaria
[New Times] Rwanda is set to launch new initiatives designed to ensure a malaria free society. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Zimbabwe in Global Blood Showcase
[The Herald] National Blood Services Zimbabwe (NBSZ) has been selected among six other countries in the world to share best practices in ensuring a safer and quality blood transfusion process. The five other countries are Rwanda, Cameroon, Belgium, Netherlands and the United States. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Receives Hepatitis Drugs Donation From India
[New Times] Rwanda has received $1.6 million from India worth of drugs for hepatitis B and C from India, boosting the country's efforts to contain the disease, which has been on the rise in recent years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Commitment to Community Health Workers is Essential for Achieving Universal Health Coverage
[Communities at the Heart of UHC] The atmosphere was electric last month at the African Health Agenda International Conference in Kigali, Rwanda, sparked by a renewed sense of commitment to community health with the African launch of the World Health Organization (WHO) community health guidelines. Placing community health at the center of the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) movement is a global commitment to equity in ensuring that women, men and children living in rural and hard-to-reach areas have access to quality, primary health care ( (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Remembering the Rwandan Genocide 25 Years On
[MSF] When the massacres started in Rwanda twenty-five years ago, on April 7, 1994, Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières teams suddenly found themselves caught in a frenzy of violence. MSF, which had teams across the country, was keenly aware of mounting tensions throughout the early 1990s between members of the Hutu ethnic majority--who controlled Rwanda's government--and the Tutsi minority. But no one was prepared for the scale of the violence to come, as the Hutu-led government launc (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Govt to Vaccinate Front-Line Health-Workers Against Ebola
[WHO] Kigali -The Ministry of Health with support from the World Health Organization and other partners will launch vaccination of health care and frontline health workers to prevent them against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in case they have to deal with patients contaminated by the virus. The activity begins on Monday, April 15, 2019 in Rubavu and other districts in high risk zone located near boarders with the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Terminates Management Contract for Referral Hospital - Sources
[East African] Rwanda's largest national referral hospital, King Faisal Hospital (KFH), has terminated its contract with Angolan private firm Oshen Healthcare, sources familiar with the matter have said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Featured - RDF Took the Lead in Rebuilding the Health of Genocide Survivors
[New Times] The 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi left the country with displaced people and destroyed infrastructure. The new Government of National Unity inherited a health sector that was devastated. Many doctors had been killed and others forced to flee while the health infrastructure was shattered. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Over 360 Abortion Convicts Receive Presidential Pardon
[New Times] President Paul Kagame has pardoned 367 girls and women convicted for the offence of abortion, complicity in abortion and infanticide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 4, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Rwanda: Singer Tom Close Named Head of Kigali Centre for Blood Transfusion
[New Times] A cabinet meeting, on April 3, appointed singer Dr Thomas Muyombo, better known by his stage name Tom Close, as the Director of Regional Centre for Blood Transfusion (RCBT) Kigali. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Media Challenged to Raise Awareness On HIV/Aids
[New Times] Rwanda Biomedical Centre(RBC) has appealed to the media fraternity to intensify efforts to raise public awareness about HIV/Aids. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 3, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gorillas gather around and groom their dead
(PeerJ) It is now known that many animals exhibit unique behaviors around same-species corpses, ranging from removal of the bodies and burial among social insects to quiet attendance and caregiving among elephants and primates. Researchers in Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo have been able to take a close look at the behavioral responses to the deaths of three individuals -- both known and unknown -- in gorillas and have reported their findings in PeerJ -- the Journal of Life and Environmental Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa: Cape Verde Gives Pointers on Achieving Universal Health Coverage
[allAfrica] Praia -After three days of intense work and great debates, the second Africa Health Forum came to an end in Cape Verde. The conference was the follow up meeting to the first Africa Health Forum held in June 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda which committed to putting people first, promoting synergies and coordinating and engaging all stakeholders behind the goal of achieving universal health coverage while leaving no one behind. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

David Attenborough Isn ’t Sure We Can Save the Natural World. But at 92, He’s Not Giving Up Trying
It’s the voice you notice first. In person, David Attenborough speaks in the same awestruck hush he has used in dozens of nature documentaries, a crisp half whisper that is often mimicked but seldom matched. Ninety-two years of use may have softened its edges, but still it carries the command of authority. Sitting in his home in the Richmond neighborhood of west London for one in a series of conversations, I feel compelled to drink a second cup of tea when he offers. It somehow seems wrong to say no. In his native U.K., Attenborough is held in the kind of esteem usually reserved for royalty. Over decades–first ...
Source: TIME: Science - March 28, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Dan Stewart Tags: Uncategorized Environment Source Type: news

Rwanda: Teen Pregnancies - Families Covering Up for Culprits - Officials
[New Times] Efforts to reduce early pregnancies among underage girls are being undermined by parents who opt for out of court settlement with offenders instead of seeking legal redress, officials have said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NHIF Reform Crtical to Affordable Health For All in Kenya
Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki pushing hard for UHC in Kenya. Credit: MOH KenyaBy Felipe Jaramillo and Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 27 2019 (IPS) Consider this. One million Kenyans fall into poverty every year due to catastrophic out of pocket health expenditures. For the almost four in every five Kenyans who lack access to medical insurance, the fear that they are just an accident or serious illness away from destitution. Ill health is easily the most destructive wrecking-ball to any country’s plans for sustainable development, which validates President Uhuru Kenyatta’s commitment to deliver Univ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Felipe Jaramillo and Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

NHIF Reform Critical to Affordable Health For All in Kenya
Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki pushing hard for UHC in Kenya. Credit: MOH KenyaBy Felipe Jaramillo and Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 27 2019 (IPS) Consider this. One million Kenyans fall into poverty every year due to catastrophic out of pocket health expenditures. For the almost four in every five Kenyans who lack access to medical insurance, the fear that they are just an accident or serious illness away from destitution. Ill health is easily the most destructive wrecking-ball to any country’s plans for sustainable development, which validates President Uhuru Kenyatta’s commitment to deliver Univ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Felipe Jaramillo and Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Africa: How African Countries Can Achieve Universal Health Coverage
[Premium Times] A call on African countries to reinvigorate their quest for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030 rang out from the hills of Kigali, Rwanda's capital, a fortnight ago. The event was one of the largest biennial health gatherings in the continent -- the Africa Health Agenda International Conference 2019 (AHAIC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Survey - 20 Percent of Tuberculosis Patients Don't Go to Hospital
[New Times] The Ministry of Health has urged Rwandans to undertake screening for tuberculosis at the earliest opportunity, in order to get early treatment and reduce chances of acquiring preventable deaths associated with the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: World Oral Health Day - Call to Prevent Dental Diseases
[New Times] The government has urged Rwandans to focus on preventing oral diseases rather than waiting for treatment when they fall sick. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Senate Seeks Expedition of Food and Drugs Authority
[New Times] Operations of Rwanda Food and Drugs Authority (Rwanda FDA) should be expedited in a bid to ensure compliance with standards in the production of banana beverages, including alcoholic drinks and juice, the Senate has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Govt Lays Out Plan to Reduce Procurement of Medical Supplies
[New Times] Rwanda Medical Supply (RMS), a newly proposed body to replace Medical Production, Procurement and Distribution Division (MPPD), is expected to help reduce medical costs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Measuring the success of East African protected areas
(University of California - Davis) East Africa (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda) contains 1,776 protected areas (including 186 'strict' protected areas) covering more than 27 percent of its terrestrial area. Researchers at UC Davis have now documented the extent to which this East African protected area network really protects wildlife and habitats. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 13, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

"We are children like others": Pathways to mental health and healing for children born of genocidal rape in Rwanda - Kahn S, Denov M.
Despite the well-documented prevalence of rape as a strategy of war, little is known about the specific psychological consequences to children born of conflict-related sexual violence. The results of data analysis of 7 focus groups and 60 in-depth intervie... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Coping strategies and psychological interventions among traumatized African migrants in the western world: a comparison between Rwandans in Finland and Belgium - Banyanga JA, Bjorkqvist K, Osterman K.
The objective of the study was to investigate coping strategies and the experience of mental health interventions in Rwandans traumatised by their experiences during the 1994 genocide and its aftermath, living in Belgium and Finland. A questionnaire was co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

SwitchPoint Event in Rwanda Highlights Data, Activism, and Unusual Collaborations
March 08, 2019 Kigali, RwandaSwitchPoint ’s special session this week at theAfrica Health Agenda International Conference in Kigali, Rwanda, connected participants to artists, activists, and global health professionals from diverse fields who are expanding the definition of health and working to make universal health coverage a reality.The interactive conference side session, hosted byIntraHealth International, drew on the structure of the annualSwitchPoint conference, introducing attendees first to dynamic presenters before breaking into smaller groups that focused on the roles of data, advocacy, and art in findin...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Rwanda Community Engagement Technology Advocacy SwitchPoint Source Type: news

Africa: African Leaders Commit to Bold Targets and Urgent Action to Advance Universal Health Coverage
[Global Health Strategies] March 7, 2019, Kigali: Hon. Marie-Chantal Rwakazina, Mayor of the City of Kigali, called for prioritising women's health in plans for Universal Health Coverage across Africa, at the closing ceremony of the Africa Health Agenda International Conference, which took place today in Kigali, Rwanda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: #AHAIC2019 - DRPC, NIPPs Lead Nigerian Delegation to Rwanda for Major Health Conference
[Premium Times] The 2019 Africa Health Agenda International Conference (AHAIC) is holding in Rwanda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Universal Health Coverage - Rwanda Urges African Govts to Fund Healthcare
[Daily Trust] Rwanda's Minister of Health, Dr Diane Gashumba, has called on Africa's heads of governments to collaborate towards healthcare financing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: First-Ever Global Conference Focused on Universal Health Coverage in Africa
[Global Health Strategies] Rwanda's Minister of Health, Dr Diane Gashumba, urged governments across Africa to work together to fund health care systems on the continent at the opening of the Africa Health Agenda International Conference 2019 (Africa Health 2019) in Kigali, Rwanda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Public Hospitals in Rwf3.5 Billion Debt
[New Times] Public hospitals across the country have a staggering debt of Rwf 3.5 billion, due to the unpaid money for the medicine they purchase from district pharmacies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: MPs to Discuss Proposed Medical Supply Body
[New Times] Members of Parliament yesterday agreed to begin discussions on a government plan to establish an independent medical supply body, which will take over the responsibility of procuring medical supplies, currently under the Medical Production, Procurement and Distribution Division (MPPD). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Traditional Medicines to Be Regulated Under New Foods and Drugs Authority
[New Times] Very soon, the body will unveil its laboratory that fits international standards which will help in carrying out the tests. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Govt Seeks Rwf12 Billion for Mutuelle De Sant é
[New Times] More Rwandans, especially those from rural communities, are set to have access to health services if the proposal by the Ministry of Health to increase subsidies for Community-based Health Insurance is approved. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: How Govt is Winning Malaria Fight
[New Times] Following the malaria contingency plan that was put in place in 2016, severe cases of malaria and mortality have since decreased by 50 per cent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

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