Rwanda: Over 2000 Patients Benefit From Free Eye Treatment Service
[New Times] Patients with vision impairment from Kibogora Hospital and 300 inmates from Rusizi Prison were freely treated during a weeklong service held in Nyamasheke and Rusizi districts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Scaling Up Family Planning 'An Uphill but Winnable Battle'
[New Times] It is common saying that you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

MedaPhor signs on for fetal ultrasound trial
U.K. ultrasound training and quality assurance firm MedaPhor said it's providing...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MedaPhor installs 1st BodyWorks Eve simulator MedaPhor releases point-of-care ultrasound simulator MedaPhor opens U.S. subsidiary MedaPhor to aid Rwanda, Dominican Republic MedaPhor wins 1st U.S. contract (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Rwanda: Have Your Say on Family Planning, First Lady Tells Women Leaders
[New Times] Rwanda's First Lady, Jeannette Kagame, has rallied women in leadership to use their positions to voice concerns on family planning services if they are to make a critical contribution to sustainable development in their societies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Policymakers, Experts Root for Greater Access to Contraceptives
[New Times] leaders gathered at the on-going fifth edition of the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) have called on governments and other partners around the world to improve access to quality family planning services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: First Lady - Mindset Shift Key to Higher Uptake of Family Planning
[New Times] The quest for higher global uptake of family planning will get a major boost if there is a mindset change, mainly by discarding some misguided beliefs that hinder family planning. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Aims for Universal Coverage of Maternal, Child Health Services By 2024
[New Times] Rwanda aims to achieve universal coverage of equitable quality maternal, neonatal and child health services by 2024, Rwandan health minister Diane Gashumba said Thursday in the capital city of Kigali. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 9, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Guttmacher at the International Conference on Family Planning 2018
The  2018International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) will be held in Kigali, Rwanda from November 12–15. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - November 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Rwanda: 13 Districts Targeted in New Campaign Against Malnutrition, Stunted Growth
[New Times] The government has kick started a massive campaign against poor feeding among children in order to boost cognitive, physical and socio emotional development of children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sexual and physical violence and associated factors among female sex workers in Rwanda: a cross-sectional survey - Mutagoma M, Nyirazinyoye L, Sebuhoro D, Riedel DJ, Ntaganira J.
This study assessed the physical and sexual violence and associated factors among FSWs in Rwanda. A cross-sectional study was conducted among FSWs in Rwanda in 2015. Venue-Day-Time ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

"It isn't that we're prostitutes": Child protection and sexual exploitation of adolescent girls within and beyond refugee camps in Rwanda - Williams TP, Chopra V, Chikanya SR.
BACKGROUND: While refugee camps can protect children from harm, they can also introduce new risks and vulnerabilities. Research suggests that adolescent girls are at particular risk for gender-based violence and sexual exploitation. OBJECTIVE: This... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

East Africa:Regional Countries Move to Monitor Drugs Released Into Market
[East African] Rwanda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Kenya have launched a programme to monitor drugs released into the market. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Expanding environmental health research in Africa
In Kigali, Rwanda, an NIEHS-sponsored workshop focused on building environmental health research capacity in the H3Africa consortium. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:U.S. Gives the Green Light to Dr Niyikiza's L.E.A.F. to Roll Out New Generation Anti-Cancer Drugs
[New Times] L.E.A.F.Pharmaceuticals LLC, a US-based global pharmaceutical company focused on developing novel anticancer drugs, has announced that it has received positive feedback from the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) for four of its lead anticancer products. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Can Rwanda Be the Blueprint for Delivering Primary Health Care?
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A Day in the Life of a New York City Community Health Worker
October 23, 2018Rosaura guides her clients through a challenging health system during the most vulnerable moments in their lives.Last week I shadowed Rosaura Polanco, a community health worker in the South Bronx in New York City, where she provides underserved women with health education and essential health services. Having only seen examples of community health workers operating in sub-Saharan Africa, I asked Rosaura what unites them around the world, despite their differing roles and contexts.“Empathy,” she replied. “I practice empathy, for everything, all the time.”Rosaura works forGrameen Prima...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

The DRC Ebola Outbreak May Be Declared an International Public Health Emergency. Here ’s What to Know
The World Health Organization (WHO) will meet Wednesday to determine whether a worsening Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. The meeting, set to be held at the United Nations’ headquarters in Geneva, comes about a month after the WHO upgraded Ebola’s risk level in the DRC from “high” to “very high,” according to a UN statement. At that time, global risk was deemed low and the WHO did not recommend limiting travel or trade in and out of the DRC. But depending on the conclusion of Wednesday’s eme...
Source: TIME: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized ebola healthytime onetime Source Type: news

The WHO Said the DRC Ebola Outbreak Is Not an International Public Health Emergency. Here ’s What to Know
The World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday that a worsening Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) does not constitute an international public health emergency, but stressed in a statement that it remains “deeply concerned” about the situation. The emergency meeting, which was held at the United Nations’ headquarters in Geneva, was called about a month after the WHO upgraded Ebola’s risk level in the DRC from “high” to “very high,” according to a UN statement. At that time, global risk was deemed low and the WHO did not recommend limiting travel ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized ebola healthytime onetime Source Type: news

"I asked myself if I would ever love my baby": mothering children born of genocidal rape in Rwanda - Woolner L, Denov M, Kahn S, Mwiliriza J, Karikwera C.
This study explores the perspectives and experiences of 44 Rwandan women with chil... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Insecurity Undermining Ebola Control Efforts in DRC
[VOA] The World Health Organization said that insecurity in the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu Province is undermining Ebola control efforts. The WHO reports the number of Ebola cases has reached 200, including 125 deaths, and said the virus could spread into Uganda and Rwanda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Govt Rolls Out Campaign to Tackle Teenage Pregnancies
[New Times] The Government and its partners have launched a campaign to end adolescence pregnancies through a series of initiatives to empower young girls to unlock their leadership potential and strict punishments for adults who defile and impregnate teenagers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Govt Rolls Out Campaign to Tackle Teenage Pregnancies
[New Times] The Government and its partners have launched a campaign to end adolescence pregnancies through a series of initiatives to empower young girls to unlock their leadership potential and strict punishments for adults who defile and impregnate teenagers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 12, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Rwanda:Over 10,000 Households to Get Free Home-Based HIV Screening
[New Times] The Minister of State for Public and Primary Healthcare, Dr Patrick Ndimubanzi, has said that 10,800 households will be given free home-based screening for HIV, allowing them to benefit from 'Treat All' approach for those who will be found to be positive. It was during the launch of the Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (RPHIA) at Kigali Convention Centre on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Rwandan Activist to Be Feted On World Thrombosis Day
[New Times] Christine Ashimwe, the founder of Rwanda Clot Awareness Network, has received a prestigious award for thrombosis advocacy achievements by the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemotasis (ISTH). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO sees Congo's Ebola outbreak lasting 3-4 months at least
Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak is expected to last another 3-4 months and could spread at any time to Uganda or Rwanda, which are well prepared but have not approved use of a vaccine, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Rwanda prescribes compulsory healthcare
Strict targets galvanise community workers to perform — but at a price (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Public Health Event Management in Air Transport Training of Trainers Kicks Off in Harare
[WHO] A joint World Health Organization and International Civil Aviation Organization Training of Trainers for Public Health Event Management in Air Transport kicked off in Harare yesterday. The meeting, which is taking place at Holiday Inn Harare, has brought together participants from 13 countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. The participation by the13 different countries and the background of the participants is an (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:With Global Partnerships, Aids Can Be Defeated, Says First Lady
[New Times] First Lady Jeannette Kagame has said that with global cooperation and goodwill, the fight against HIV/AIDS can be won, once and for all. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 28, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda:City of Kigali Seeks to Reduce HIV Prevalence in the Next Five Years
[New Times] The City of Kigali and its partners have committed to reducing HIV/AIDS prevalence under a new strategic plan to fight the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda:Rwf1 Billion Campaign Seeks to Lower Teenage Pregnancies
[New Times] Local leaders have welcomed a new campaign aimed at promoting sexual and reproductive health rights as well as addressing gender based violence among teenagers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 19, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Study examines foraging of mountain gorillas for sodium-rich foods
(Wiley) A new Biotropica study examines mountain gorillas in Rwanda and their foraging for sodium-rich food in both national park areas and lands managed by local communities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Where a Sore Throat Becomes a Death Sentence
Once a year, doctors travel to Rwanda to perform lifesaving surgery on people with damaged heart valves — a disease caused by untreated strep throat. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Heart Strep Throat Rheumatic Fever rheumatic heart disease heart valves heart surgery Team Heart Cecilia Patton-Bolman Dr. R. Morton Bolman III Dr. Joseph Mucumbitsi Rwanda Kigali (Rwanda) Source Type: news

A Boy Named Chance in a Land Without Heart Surgeons
I went to Kigali in Rwanda to report on the type of heart disease afflicting Chance and millions of other young people. I was supposed to be a fly on the wall. Before I knew it, I was trying to help. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Heart Strep Throat Rwanda Kigali (Rwanda) Source Type: news

Rwanda:First Lady Renews Call to End New HIV Infections in Children
[New Times] Children deserve the best. No child should be born with HIV/AIDS because his/her mother is infected, and HIV positive mothers should spare no effort to ensure zero new infections of children. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda:FOCAC - First Lady Attends Key Meet on HIV/Aids Prevention, Control
[New Times] First Lady Jeannette Kagame, along with her counterparts from Africa, attended a key conference on HIV/AIDS prevention and control themed 'Join Hands for a Future Free of AIDS." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:INES to Set Up Centre for Non-Communicable Diseases
[New Times] The Institute of Applied Sciences (INES) is set to establish a centre for non-communicable diseases in Northern Province in an effort to foster research and raise awareness about such diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:22 Specialists Begin Medical Camp at Kibungo Hospital
[New Times] A team of specialist doctors in ear, nose, throat (otolaryngology) and eyes (ophthalmology) from seven countries have started an outreach programme that will see dozens of Rwandans treated from Kibungo Referral Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Govt to Partner With Researchers to Improve Health Services
[New Times] The Ministry of Health will soon create a platform that will bring together researchers in order to seek solutions and plug gaps in the health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Civil Society Pushes for More Public Spending On Nutrition
[New Times] Civil societies from Eastern and Southern Africa have called on governments to increase spending on initiatives aimed at fighting malnutrition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Election for Community Health Workers Due Saturday
[New Times] The number of Community Health Workers (CHW) is bound to increase. Villages countrywide are set to elect new members over the weekend. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lessons learned from implementing Indashyikirwa in Rwanda- an adaptation of the SASA! approach to prevent and respond to intimate partner violence - Stern E, Martins S, Stefanik L, Uwimpuhwe S, Yaker R.
This paper reviews adaptation processes of the Indashyikirwa program in Rwanda, a four-year program to prevent intimate partner violence, implemented by CARE Rwanda, Rwanda Men's Resource Center (RWAMREC) and Rwanda Women's Network (RWN). Indashyikirwa is ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Long-term cognitive correlates of exposure to trauma: evidence from Rwanda - Blanchette I, Rutembesa E, Habimana E, Caparos S.
Research increasingly shows links between trauma exposure, posttraumatic stress symptoms, and cognitive functioning. We know relatively little about the long-term cognitive correlates of exposure to trauma, especially in civilian populations exposed to war... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Accounting for genocide: transitional justice, mass (re)education and the pedagogy of truth in present-day Rwanda - Bentrovato D.
This article, focusing on the case of post-genocide Rwanda, raises the question of the possibilities, limitations and desirability of approaches w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Rwanda:Schizophrenia - Experts Urge Rwandans to De-Stigmatise Patients With Mental Illness
[New Times] Nyiramana from Muhanga was living a calm normal life until she suddenly started behaving in an alarming manner. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Cabinet Sacks Entire Division at Rwanda Biomedical Centre for Causing Losses
[New Times] The government has dismissed all workers of Medical Technology and Infrastructure Division of Rwanda Biomedical Centre over inefficiencies that have affected the performance of the health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
On 1 August 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease in North Kivu Province, in the eastern part of the country. North Kivu is among the most populated provinces in the country, shares borders with Uganda and Rwanda, and experiences conflict and insecurity, with over one million internally displaced people and migration of refugees to neighbouring countries. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - August 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Rwanda:Blood Centre Targets to Collect Over 75,000 Blood Units
[New Times] The National Centre for Blood Transfusion (NCBT) targets to collect over 75,000 units of blood this year compared to over 68,000 that was collected last year, officials have said (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Govt Teams Up With Johnson & Johnson to Treat Mental Health
[New Times] Mental health patients in Rwanda will access drugs at subsidised prices courtesy of a new partnership between the Government and Johnson& Johnson. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news