Rwanda: Over 78,000 Babies Born to Teen Mothers in Four Years
[New Times] A few days ago, First Lady Jeannette Kagame addressed fellow African First Ladies who had gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and voiced her concern about growing gaps in parent-child communication, limited access to sexual reproductive health information and quality services that continue to sabotage efforts to deliver the Africa that the continent's youth deserve. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 17, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Rwanda: Health Minister Dr Gashumba Resigns
[New Times] The Minister of Health, Dr Diane Gashumba has resigned from her position, the Prime Minister's Office has said, citing habitual gross errors and leadership failure. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Medics to Independently Handle Open Heart Surgeries
[New Times] Rwandan medics are set to independently start carrying out open-heart surgeries this year, a milestone for the country's health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New Report Evaluates PEPFAR Investments in Strengthening the Health Workforce in Rwanda
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine examines how Human Resources for Health (HRH) in Rwanda— a program funded in part by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) from 2012 to 2017— affected morbidity and mortality outcomes for people living with HIV. HRH Rwanda aimed to increase the number and quality of physicians, nurses, and midwives specializing in HIV care. The report offers recommendations and lessons that other countries can apply to improve HIV workforce development and strengthen their health systems at large. Read More (Source: News from...
Source: News from the National Academies - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Announces Collaboration with U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to Accelerate Development of a Potential Novel Coronavirus Vaccine
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., February 11, 2020 – Johnson & Johnson today announced that its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies will further expedite its investigational coronavirus vaccine program through an expanded collaboration with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The collaborative partnership with BARDA builds on Johnson & Johnson’s multipronged response to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. In addition to Janssen’s ef...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Africa: From London to Kigali - We Must Embrace Change to Beat NTDs
[allAfrica] True watershed moments are rare. Personally and professionally, our lives changed when we became Minister of Health for Rwanda and Director of Neglected Tropical Diseases for the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation. Ever since, our days have been shaped by the people who have been blinded, disfigured, disabled or even killed by ancient, preventable illnesses: neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Cancer Centre Inaugurated On the World Cancer Day 2020 By President Paul Kagame
[WHO] Rwanda Cancer Centre inaugurated on the World Cancer Day 2020 by President Paul Kagame (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Epidemiology of paediatric injuries in Rwanda using a prospective trauma registry - Petroze RT, Martin AN, Ntaganda E, Kyamanywa P, St-Louis E, Rasmussen SK, Calland JF, Byiringiro JC.
BACKGROUND: Child survival initiatives historically prioritized efforts to reduce child morbidity and mortality from infectious diseases and maternal conditions. Little attention has been devoted to paediatric injuries in resource-limited settings. This st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Rwanda: Five Things You Need to Know About the Newly Launched Rwanda Cancer Centre
[New Times] Rwanda Cancer Centre which was launched on Tuesday, January 5, was a landmark achievement in the fight against the disease, mostly because it is the country's first-ever radiotherapy-offering facility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Cancer Centre Will Save More Lives - Kagame
[New Times] President Paul Kagame has praised the newly constructed Rwanda Cancer Centre as a facility that will save the lives of hundreds of Rwandans and also help the government better spend the resources that have been used to send patients abroad for treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Future of Health Care in Rwanda Starts with a Strong Government Partnership
By Samson Radeny, Chief of party, Ingobyi Project, Rwanda ; Katherine Seaton, Editorial Officer Photo by Charles Harris for IntraHealth International.February 13, 2020Just a decade ago, Rwanda struggled to provide high-quality health services. But when the Millennium and Sustainable Development Goals pushed for change, Rwanda was focused, proactive, and determined to provide better for its 12 million people. Now, the country is an example of how hopes for better health care can become a reality.In the past two decades, the maternal mortality rate in Rwanda hasdropped from 1,071 to 210 deaths per 100,000 live births&n...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Infectious Diseases Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health Digital Health Leadership and Governance IntraHealth ' s 40th Anniversary Community Health Workers Source Type: news

Prehospital epidemiology and management of injured children in Kigali, Rwanda - Dworkin M, Nsengimana V, Rosenberg A, Scott J, Riviello R, Krebs E, Umuhoza C, Ntaganda E, Uwitonze JM, Kabagema I, Dushime T, Jayaraman S.
INTRODUCTION: Paediatric injuries are a major cause of mortality and disability worldwide, yet little information exists regarding its epidemiology or prehospital management in low-income and middle-income countries. We aimed to describe the paediatric inj... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda to Host Regional Centre of Excellence on Vaccines
[New Times] The University of Rwanda is set to host the headquarters of the East African Community Regional Center of Excellence for vaccines, Immunization and Health supply chain management (EAC RCE- VIHSCM). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwandans in Wuhan Safe, No Plan for Evacuations - Govt
[New Times] The government of Rwanda has said that Rwandans in the Chinese city of Wuhan are safe and there is no immediate plan to evacuate them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Hosts First Global Summit on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases
[Capital FM] Rwanda has hosted the first-ever global summit on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kigali. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Launches Multi-Pronged Response to Coronavirus Global Public Health Threat
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., January 29, 2020 – Johnson & Johnson today announced that it is mobilizing resources at its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies to launch a multi-pronged response to the novel coronavirus (also known as 2019-nCoV or Wuhan coronavirus) outbreak. As part of this work, the Company has initiated efforts to develop a vaccine candidate against 2019-nCoV and broadly collaborate with others to screen a library of antiviral therapies. Identifying compounds with antiviral activity against 2019-nCoV may contribute to providing immediate relief to the current outbreak.“J&J has a long-standing comm...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Banks on CHWs to End Malaria in New Campaign
[New Times] Despite drastic efforts to end Malaria, Rwanda is one of the fifteen countries that are still burdened with the epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Unleashes Drones to Eliminate Malaria Mosquitoes
[New Times] Following the Government's partnership with Charis Unmanned Aerial Solutions, a local drone technology company, Rwanda will, today, for the very first time begin using drones to rid communities of malaria-carrying mosquitoes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Govt Calls for Calm Amid Spread of Coronavirus
[New Times] Despite the fact that the threat of the novel coronavirus that has been rampant in China, is real and it is evolving quickly across the globe, the public should not panic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda to Host Global Summit On Malaria and Ntds
[New Times] The Ministry of Health Monday held a preparatory meeting of the Kigali Summit on Malaria and NTDs that will take place on the sidelines of the 26th Commonwealth Head of Government (CHOGM) meeting to be held in June this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Evil of anti-Semitism ‘still with us’, says UNISON
Speaking an event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and Bergen-Belsen, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “We remember the victims of the systematic and planned attempts by the Nazis and their collaborators to murder all the Jews in Europe. They exterminated six million Jewish people – two thirds of all those in Europe and over one million in Auschwitz alone. “Today we remember the other victims of Nazi persecution including Roma, Sinti, Polish and Slavic people as well as the disabled, LGBT and Black people. Trade unionists and politi...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 27, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Source Type: news

Holocaust Memorial Day: standing together
Today, 27 January, is Holocaust Memorial Day, and this year it marks exactly 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. UNISON marked the event with an event at UNISON centre, attended by hundreds of staff. There was a minute’s silence and the lighting of a candle of remembrance to honour the victims of the Nazi regime and those murdered during modern genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. Speeches were given by Dave Prentis, Georgia Gould, the leader of Camden council, local MP Keir Starmer, UNISON president Josie Bird, Hope not Hate deputy director Jemma Levene and UNISON sen...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 27, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News anti-fascism anti-racism dave prentis holocaust memorial day hope not hate Josie Bird Keir Starmer Source Type: news

UNISON marks Holocaust Memorial Day
Senior local politicians and union leaders will be at UNISON’s London headquarters to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on Monday 27 January. UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis and president Josie Bird will host an event at 11.45am to remember the millions who died during the Holocaust. They will be joined by Holborn & St Pancras MP Keir Starmer, Camden Council leader Georgia Gould and Jemma Levene, deputy director of anti-fascism campaigning group Hope not Hate. Commemorations will be even more poignant this year, as 2020 marks 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, and 25 years since the 1995 B...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 27, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: Article dave prentis holocaust memorial day Jemma Levene Josie Bird Keir Starmer Nazi oppression Source Type: news

Rwanda: Local Celebrities Enlisted for National Drive Against TB
[New Times] Rwanda Biomedical Centre has launched a tuberculosis fighting campaign to raise public awareness for early treatment, control, and prevention of tuberculosis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - January 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: 8.5 Percent Victims of Sexual Violence Infected With STI - Survey
[New Times] A survey that was conducted in seven Isange One Stop Centres has revealed that 8.5 percent of 1,951 teen girls who are victims of sexual violence were infected with Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STI). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Novel Coronavirus - Govt Issues Safety Advisory for Travelers
[New Times] The Ministry of Health has issued a safety advisory for institutions in the travel industry in the country concerning the safety of passengers travelling to other countries, especially where cases of the deadly Novel Coronavirus have been reported. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Of other times: temporality, memory and trauma in post-genocide Rwanda - Viebach J.
This article explores how survivors' experiences of extreme violence change their relationship with time. It draws on extensive fieldwork undertaken with survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and participatory observation of Rwanda's annual comm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwandan Neurosurgery Ops Go High-Tech
[New Times] Medics in Rwanda are working on scaling up the use of minimally invasive neurosurgery operations that don't require them to open the patient's skull while treating tumors in the brain and the skull base. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Fear as Red Cross Withdraws Ebola Screening Volunteers
[Independent (Kampala)] Kisoro -Kisoro district Ebola surveillance officials are concerned about the partial withdrawal Ebola screening volunteers deployed by Uganda Red Cross Society-URCS from the Uganda-Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC borders. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwandans Cautioned in Wake of Novel Coronavirus Outbreak
[New Times] The Ministry of Health has cautioned Rwandans who travel to Asian countries to take preventive measures against the Novel Coronavirus that has been reported in Asian countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Young Entrepreneur Finds Opportunity in Fighting Malnutrition
[New Times] After completing high school in 2014, Herman Ruhagazi joined a savings group Duterimbere Torero whose largest composition were youth from his village. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Diabetes Patients to Get Free Self-Testing Devices
[New Times] Type 1 Diabetes patients in the country will soon have free self-testing devices, for four years, thanks to a partnership between the Ministry of Health and Abbot, an American pharmaceutical company. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Nyagatare to Get New Hospital
[New Times] Nyagatare District is set to inaugurate a new Rwf4billion Gatunda Hospital by the end of this fiscal yearafter two years of construction. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: King Faisal Hospital to Get $20m Facelift
[New Times] - A new Doctor's Plaza with 45 outpatient consultation room (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda to Distribute First Locally Made Mosquito Nets
[New Times] The Ministry of Health has announced that it will this year start to distribute the first mosquito nets that are made in Rwanda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Population Movement Patterns Among the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda During an Outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease: Results from Community Engagement in Two Districts --- Uganda, March 201
Trade and business, need for health care, visits to family, refugee support, and insecurity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) drive population movement patterns among Rwanda, Uganda, and the provinces in eastern DRC that are experiencing an Ebola virus disease outbreak. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 9, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Ebola Virus Disease MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Outbreaks Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: The Complex Logistics of Ebola Response
[WHO] How do you deliver nearly three tons of supplies every day to halt Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) conflict-affected north-eastern region? For the World Health Organization (WHO), a 40-strong operations support and logistics team works almost non-stop to speedily dispatch materials across an area four times the size of neighbouring Rwanda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda avoids US-style opioids crisis by making own morphine
Rwanda doesn't have access to costly opioids from big pharmaceutical companies, so the African country has come up with a solution (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Rwanda makes own morphine while U.S. awash with opioids
As thousands die from opioid addiction in America, millions deal with untreated pain in the world's poorest nations. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rwanda avoids US-style opioids crisis by making own morphine
Rwanda doesn't have access to costly opioids from big pharmaceutical companies, so the African country has come up with a solution (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Govt to Raise Legal Alcohol Drinking Age
[New Times] The Government is considering to raise the legal age for buying and consuming alcohol from 18 years, saying that the current policy has failed to contain alcohol abuse among teenagers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: With Genuine Partnership and Effective Collaboration, We Can End the HIV Epidemic Together
[UNFPA] KIGALI, Rwanda, International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa - UNFPA committed to continue strengthening partnerships as it seeks solutions to end AIDS in Africa, said Mabingue Ngom, UNFPA Regional Director for East and West Africa. "We believe that it's only through genuine partnership and effective collaboration that we can together end the HIV epidemic," he said. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Four Lessons to Reverse Inequity in the Global Health Workforce
An eight-month-old boy is examined by a doctor in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Credit: Kristin Palitza/IPS By Ifeanyi Nsofor and Shubha NageshABUJA, Dec 16 2019 (IPS) Recently, Madhukar Pai, the Director of McGill University Global Health Program wrote about the inequity in global health research. He observed that researches are skewed in favor of the global north. We agree that this inequity exists. However, we also have found that global fellowships such as the Atlantic Fellowship, of which we are both Senior Fellows, are platforms to reverse this inequity, foster international partnerships and amplify voices ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor and Shubha Nagesh Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Africa: The Beacon of Universal Health Coverage in Africa
[WHO] Rwanda is one of the smallest countries in the African mainland. It is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. No miracle was expected from that African country following the genocide against the Tutsi of 1994. Fundamental to recovery - building trust and fostering peace and stability - Rwanda has been continuously investing in services, like health, infrastructures and education. After the tragic 1994 events the new leadership put at the center of a raising nation, (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Importation of Maize Seeds to Cease by 2020
[New Times] The Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture and Animals Resources Jean-Claude Musabyimana has said that the local seeds production strategy in place will see Rwanda totally stop the importation of maize seeds by 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: UNFPA to strengthen leadership role in global HIV prevention; increase access to people with disabilities to AIDS prevention and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa
[UNFPA in WCA] Dakar, 9 December 2019 -- The 2019 edition of the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa, (ICASA 2019), ended in Kigali, Rwanda with a commitment by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to strengthen its leadership role in the Global HIV Prevention Coalition as a co-convener. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Govt Launches New Plan to Stave Off Malnutrition
[New Times] Rwanda has launched a new programme to enhance evidence-based policy and capacity development seeking to end hunger and malnutrition by 2025. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda, DR Congo to Vaccinate Over 700,000 People Against Ebola
[New Times] Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo Sunday unveiled a massive vaccination campaign against Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) for their residents who live within the vicinity of a possible Ebola outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Announces Commitment to Support Republic of Rwanda ’s Preparedness Against Ebola Outbreak
Up to 200,000 Regimens of Janssen ’s Investigational Ebola Vaccine to be Supplied to Rwanda for Use in Border Region near Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) (Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rwanda: Arv Access for Children 'Key to Eliminating HIV'
[New Times] The United Nations Programme for HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) target of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 will remain a mirage if children and young people are not given access to Anti-retro viral treatment, medics have said. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news