Rwanda: Rwanda 'Is Being Considered' for Covid-19 Vaccine Production Hub
[New Times] Rwanda is being considered among the African countries where a regional vaccine manufacturing hub could be set up. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Govt Tightens Covid-19 Restrictions Amid Spike
[Nation] Rwanda has tightened Covid-19 restrictions to curb rising infections and mitigate the risk of a severe third wave that is already being experienced in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: WTO Head Hails Planned Vaccine Hubs in Africa
[Premium Times] The trade body also considers Senegal and Rwanda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gender differences in traumatic experiences and posttraumatic stress symptoms after the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi - Platt JM, Pozen J, Ntaganira J, Sezibera V, Neugebauer R.
The effects of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsi are widespread and long-lasting, but little is known about how posttraumatic consequences differ regarding gender. In the present study, we estimated the associations between trauma exposure and po... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Rwanda: Garden to Plate - How School Feeding Empowers Children in Rwanda
[WFP] How the World Food Programme buoys schools to boost health and literacy in rural areas (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Covid-19 - Kigali Peace Marathon Participants Required PCR Test
[New Times] Only participants who will present a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for Covid-19 will be allowed to take part in the Kigali International Peace Marathon on Sunday, June 20. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Four Succumb to Covid-19 as Rwanda Sees Surge in Cases
[New Times] Rwanda on Wednesday recorded four Covid-19 deaths, the highest number of fatalities in more than a week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: RDB Releases List of Hotels, Restaurants Where Staff, Clients Must Take Covid-19 Tests
[New Times] A total of 15 selected hotels and restaurants have been given permission to work with accredited private clinics in testing staff and visiting clients for Covid-19 at their premises. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: NGO Petitions Supreme Court Over Safe Abortion
[New Times] A local Non-Governmental Organisation; Great Lakes Initiative for Human Rights and Development (GLIHD), has filed a public litigation case with the Supreme Court in which they seek to challenge two articles within the Penal Code and the Ministerial Order regarding safe abortion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Covid-19 Guidelines Gradually Take Hold Again as Nation Moves to Curb Virus Surge
[New Times] Members of the public are gradually adapting to national Covid-19 guidelines again, following a renewed sense of vulnerability and vigilance as the country continues to see a surge in new infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Covid - Border Testing Stalls As Medics Protest Non-Payment
[Monitor] A sit down strike by medical workers screening Covid-19 cross border truck drivers and residents halted operations at the Rwanda-Uganda Border of Mirama hills on Thursday morning. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Kanyinya, Gatenga Covid-19 Treatment Centres to Be Reopened Amid Virus Surge
[New Times] The government has announced it will soon reopen Kanyinya and Gatenga Covid-19 treatment centres in Kicukiro and Nyarugenge districts, respectively, in anticipation of a further spike in new infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Three Health Clinics Closed in Kigali
[New Times] The Ministry of Health on Thursday, June 16, temporarily closed three health clinics based in Kigali in a move it said was triggered by irregularities in their operation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Commuters Urged to Be Patient as Covid-19 Disrupts Public Transport
[New Times] Following the enforcement of new national Covid-19 guidelines on Monday, June 15, which saw curfew time brought forward by an hour and public transport operators required not to exceed half the passenger capacity, public transport has become a nightmare for many in the City of Kigali. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Five Things to Know as Govt Seeks to Tame Covid-19 Spike
[New Times] Three cabinet ministers Dr Daniel Ngamije (Health), Beata Habyarimana (Trade and Industry) and Jean-Marie Vianney Gatabazi (Local Government, on Sunday, appeared on the national broadcaster RBA to shed light on new measures to curtail a spike in new confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Extends Curfew, Restricts Gatherings Over Surge in Covid-19
[East African] Rwanda at the weekend extended curfew hours and implemented other strict measures following a surge in Covid-19 infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Curfew to Start At 9 PM, Places of Worship and Public Offices to Function At 30% Capacity
[New Times] The government, on Saturday, June 12 announced new measures to curb the spread of Covid-19, among which the daily curfew has been extended by one hour, running from 9 PM to 4 AM. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Curfew to Start At 9pm, Places of Worship and Public Offices to Function At 30% Capacity
[New Times] The government, on Saturday, June 12 announced new measures to curb the spread of Covid-19, among which the daily curfew has been extended by one hour, running from 9 PM to 4 AM. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Preventing Hunger While Building Peace
Agroecology can fight malnutrition, curb conflict AND build community self reliance and resilience–in hunger hotspots and beyondBy Daniel Moss and Amrita GuptaBOSTON / NEW YORK, Jun 11 2021 (IPS) Acute hunger is expected to soar in over 20 countries in the next few months, warns a recent report on global “hunger hotspots” from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP). An estimated 34 million people are “one step away from starvation”, pushed to the brink by climate shocks, conflict, and the Covid-19 pandemic. Daniel MossThe food aid industry is...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Daniel Moss and Amrita Gupta Tags: Armed Conflicts Biodiversity Climate Change Environment Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Natural Resources Peace Poverty & SDGs T Source Type: news

Rwanda: How Rwandan Communities Are Tackling Malnutrition
[New Times] Five months ago, Jeanne Nyiramuhire enrolled her two-and-a-half-year-old daughter at an Early Childhood Development (ECD) centre in Gahondo cell located in Nyanza District. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: President Kagame Pushes for Renewed Global Action to End HIV/Aids By 2030
[New Times] President Paul Kagame on Tuesday stressed the need for increased partnerships to disburse funds in a flexible manner with the goal of strengthening health systems that contain current and future pandemics. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Elderly Rwandans Targeted in Fresh Covid-19 Vaccination Drive
[New Times] The government will, on Tuesday, June 8, start administering 100,600 new doses of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in different health centers across the country, as the government strives to keep the virus at bay. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: American Medics Partner With Rwandan Counterparts in Fighting Cervical Cancer
[New Times] A team of 13 doctors and volunteers from the United States was in Rwanda for a week on a mission to equip doctors, mainly from the University of Rwanda with skills to treat cervical cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Govt Pilots Sniffer Dogs in Covid-19 Screening
[New Times] Rwanda has launched a three-month trial of using sniffer dogs in the testing for coronavirus in a bid that is likely to strengthen the country's efforts to control the virus spread. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Statement on the SAGE Recommendation Regarding the Johnson & Johnson Ebola Vaccine Regimen
New Brunswick, NJ (June 4, 2021) – Johnson & Johnson welcomes the recommendation by the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization for the World Health Organization (WHO) in support of the use of Johnson & Johnson’s two-dose Ebola vaccine regimen, Zabdeno® (Ad26.ZEBOV) and Mvabea® (MVA-BN-Filo), both during outbreaks for individuals at some risk of Ebola exposure and preventively, before outbreaks, for national and international first responders.This is an important milestone for our Ebola vaccine and our mission to help prevent and control Ebola outbreaks. It follows Marketing A...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Rwanda: Governor Pays Tribute to Community Health Workers Over Covid-19 Fight
[New Times] Community health workers were instrumental in helping Southern Province to contain a surge in novel coronavirus cases in recent weeks, the provincial governor has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Sigh of Relief as Government Eases Wedding Restrictions
[New Times] The cabinet on Monday, March 31, lifted some restrictions related to weddings, giving the green light to receptions and traditional wedding ceremonies (also referred to as introduction or gusaba in Kinyarwanda). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Govt Acquires New Equipment for Covid-19 Testing
[New Times] The Ministry of Health has acquired new high-tech equipment that will assist its referral laboratory to more than double the number of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) Covid-19 tests done per day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: How Tax Policy Can Help Develop Vaccine Manufacturing in Rwanda
[New Times] A lot has been said in the last couple of months about developing the African continental into a regional hub for vaccine manufacturing. Today the continent, which is home to more than 17 per cent of the world's population, imports almost 99 per cent of its routine vaccines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Resumes Nationwide Vaccination Against Covid-19
[East African] Rwanda will on Saturday resume its Covid-19 nationwide vaccination campaign to fully immunise those who had previously received their first doses of the Oxford- AstraZeneca vaccines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Macron Donates 100,000 Covid Vaccine Doses to Rwanda
[East African] French President Emmanuel Macron has donated 100,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines to Rwanda as both countries move to amend ties. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Speaker Mukabalisa Underscores Legislators' Role in Covid-19 Recovery-Focused Budgeting
[New Times] The President of the Chamber of Deputies in Rwanda has said that Parliamentarians have a major role to play in Africa's recovery from effects of the Covid-19 pandemic such as through budget allocation to priority initiatives and its effective execution. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwandair Declared Safest Airline in Covid Management in Africa
[Citizen] Kigali -- RwandAir on Wednesday May 26 became the first African airline to be awarded the top Diamond status rating for COVID-19 prevention measures - the highest attainable level. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: New Data Shows Drop in Teenage Pregnancy
[New Times] A total of 19,701 girls from all over the country gave birth between January and December 2020, an official in the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion (MIGEPROFE); Mireille Batamuriza has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 25, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Adherence to childhood religious affiliation and suicide intentions in women exposed to the violence of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda - Kasen S, Ntaganira J, Sezibera V, Pozen J, Neugebauer R.
PURPOSE: To examine the association between adherence to childhood religious affiliations and serious suicide intentions in 371 women exposed to the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. METHODS: Participants were randomly sampled in 2011 from... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Rwanda: Kagame Makes Case for Local Vaccine Production
[New Times] President Paul Kagame has made a case for production of vaccines in the region saying that much more input is needed for Africa to defeat the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Sudan: UNHCR Commends Govt as First Refugees Receive Covid-19 Vaccination
[UNHCR] Refugees in South Sudan are receiving COVID-19 jabs during the rollout of the country's national vaccination campaign, joining Ethiopia, Rwanda, Sudan and Uganda in including refugees in their COVID-19 vaccination plan in the East African Region. Today, 13 people, among them 10 refugees from the Gorom Refugee Settlement located some 20km outside of Juba and three members of the host community including one health worker visited the Buluk Police Hospital for their vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Wanted: Transparency & Accountability in Pandemic-Related Spending
Under the UN-backed COVAX initiative, UNICEF ships COVID-19 vaccine syringes from a warehouse in Dubai Logistics City, United Arab Emirates. And as the world continues to grapple with the health and economic crisis sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN and Islamic Development Bank have teamed up to help the most vulnerable. May 2021. Credit: UNICEF/Ruel PableoBy Chady El Khoury, Jiro Honda, Johan Mathisen, and Etienne Yehoue*WASHINGTON DC, May 21 2021 (IPS) Governments around the world are playing a crucial role in providing lifelines to people and firms to help combat the pandemic and its economic fallout. To support t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Chady El Khoury - Jiro Honda - Johan Mathisen and Etienne Ye Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Rwanda: Bugesera - Works on Proposed Airport Back on Track After Covid-19 Disruptions
[New Times] With construction works on the proposed international airport in Bugesera District back to pre-pandemic levels, the government is optimistic the facility could be ready for operations by end next year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: King Faisal Hospital to Offer Kidney Transplant
[New Times] King Faisal Hospital has announced plans to offer advanced kidney treatment services, including kidney transplant, making it the first hospital to introduce the practise in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The View from a District Command Post during Rwanda ’s Second Wave of COVID-19
By D éogratias Rwangabo Nkurunziza, Communication Officer A member of the Gicumbi District COVID-19 command post collecting a COVID-19 sample during a mass testing event. Photo taken for IntraHealth International.May 17, 2021Since the emergence of COVID-19, Rwanda has been one of the most efficient countries in the world in handling the pandemic. The government’s commitment to health services and well-coordinated efforts with various nonprofit, institutional, and private-sector partners have made Rwanda’s response a success.But in late 2020, Rwanda experienced a second wave of COVID-19 infections. In...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: COVID-19 Health Workers Source Type: news

Listen to Nurses: Applause Is Not Enough
This article was originally published on the Frontline Health Workers Coalition blog on May 12, 2021.Read it here. (Source: IntraHealth International)
Source: IntraHealth International - May 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Policy & Advocacy Health Workers Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Joins World Health Organization in Efforts to Prevent Spread of Ebola in West Africa
Discussions are ongoing with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regarding the approval of the vaccine regimen in the U.S. WHO Prequalification is often a prerequisite for national registrations of new vaccines and medicines in developing countries. Johnson & Johnson now looks forward to collaborating with the WHO’s African Vaccine Regulatory Forum (AVAREF) to progress national registrations of the Company’s Ebola vaccine regimen. The Company’s Ebola vaccine regimen is designed to be used proactively to induce immunity against Ebola virus disease in adults and children. Johnson & Johnson’s...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Health effects of prenatal exposure to 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda
(Dartmouth College) Twenty-seven years ago, more than 1 million Rwandans were killed during the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda (April 7-July 4, 1994). It is estimated that 100,000 to 250,000 women were raped during the genocide, and that 10,000 children were born as a result. A new study finds that Rwandans who were conceived by mothers who survived this genocide have poorer adult health outcomes than those who were conceived by Rwandan mothers living outside the country at that time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

India ’s COVID-19 Disaster May Be Turning Into an Even Bigger Global Crisis
High in the thin air of the Mount Everest Base Camp in Nepal, Sherpas and climbers used to walk freely from one group of tents to another, holding gatherings, singing and dancing. Now the Sherpas who escort climbers to the summit have a new job: enforcing unofficial social-distancing rules. “Climbing Everest is always a matter of life and death,” says Phunuru Sherpa. “But this year the risk has been doubled due to COVID.” Already, dozens of people with suspected COVID-19 have been evacuated by helicopter. The outbreak reflects a broader one across Nepal, which shares a long, porous border with India...
Source: TIME: Health - May 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Billy Perrigo Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Londontime Magazine South Asia Source Type: news

Cross-sectional survey of treatments and outcomes among injured adult patients in Kigali, Rwanda - Bilal S, Nzabandora JP, Uwamahoro DL, Meisner L, Purkayastha S, Aluisio AR.
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic injuries and their resulting mortality and disability impose a disproportionate burden on sub-Saharan countries like Rwanda. An important facet of addressing injury burdens is to comprehend injury patterns and aetiologies of trauma.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Rwanda: Partners Call for a Boost in Midwifery Education
[New Times] Limited education opportunities for midwives has been cited as one of the stumbling block in the growth of the midwifery profession. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 12, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Dr. Mary Nandili: A Voice and Vision for Nursing Leadership
By Dr. Mary Nandili, Director of nursing services ; The Editorial Team, IntraHealth International Dr. Mary Nandili is director of nursing services at Kenya's Ministry of Health and is responsible for the leadership and governance of nursing services in the country. Photo by Patrick Meinhardt for IntraHealth International.May 12, 2021Dr. Mary Nandili is the director of nursing services at the Kenya Ministry of Health, the highest-level nurse in the country. IntraHealth collaborates with Dr. Nandili and the Ministry of Health to deliver on its mandate to increase the graduating health workforce and improve the man...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Tags: International Nurses Day Source Type: news

One Health Approach Key to Tackling Africa ’s Challenges
COVID-19 has shown that we need to act fast as changes at the interface of humans, livestock and wildlife are driving increased risk of emerging disease threats across the globe. Credit: Marc-André Boisvert/IPSBy Olanike AdeyemoIBADAN, Nigeria, May 11 2021 (IPS) The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that global health challenges cannot be solved only by health sector interventions. Many of the recent epidemics — Ebola, Zika and even Covid-19 — are emerging infectious diseases transmissible from wildlife species. In addition, other global health challenges greatly impact people, livestock, wildlife and agri...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Olanike Adeyemo Tags: Africa Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Kenya: Bangladeshi Firm to Make Diabetes, Malaria Drugs in Kenya
[East African] One of Bangladesh's largest drugmakers, Square Pharmaceuticals, will start producing medicines at its multibillion production facility in Kenya in the next four months, targeting unmet demand in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and South Sudan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news