Rwanda: King Faisal Hospital Chief Exec Outlines Plans to Increase Specialist Phyisicians
[New Times] Availability of a pool of medical specialists in the country has been elusive due to multiple factors including cost of training, brain drain, limited local training facilities among others. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Covid-19 Random Testing Taken to Cell Level Targeting 20,000 People
[New Times] The Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) in partnership with the City of Kigali will on Saturday, January 23, kick-off a random testing exercise in all cells that make up the city. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

‘Archives show French complicity in Rwandan genocide’
Researcher says French government supported Hutus during and after 1994 genocide, which took lives of some 800,000 Tutsis - Anadolu Agency (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rwanda: Government Explains Recent Spike in Covid-19 Cases
[New Times] Sixteen percent of the people whose antibodies were recently tested to ascertain whether they had been exposed to Covid-19 were found to have contracted the virus and beaten it without their knowledge, The New Times can reveal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Food Relief in Kigali to Be Distributed Door-to-Door
[New Times] Kigali city districts are working on a system through which they will distribute food relief to residents who currently have no source of income due to the latest lockdown imposed on January 18, 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Kigali - These Are the Services That Will Remain Working During Lockdown
[New Times] The Ministry of Local Governments on Tuesday January 19 published a list of essential services that will be allowed to continue operating amid the new Covid-19 preventive measures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Thousands Allowed to Leave Kigali Despite New Covid-19 Lockdown
[New Times] FILDAUS BAHATI, from Ruhango District, Southern Province, came to visit a friend in Kigali towards the end of last year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Bets on Favipiravir to Save Lives as Covid-19 Rages
[New Times] Rwanda continues to register increasing number of Covid-19 cases and deaths, yet the country has not yet received a vaccine against the disease. The country is now banking on an antiviral drug - Favipiravir - to treat Covid patients in severe condition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Panic Shopping as Kigali Goes Back Into Lockdown
[New Times] Food markets across Kigali city were on January 19 flocked by crowds of people - retailers and wholesalers - following an announcement that the capital was returning to total lockdown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Covid-19 - Kigali Treatment Facility Stretched to Near Capacity
[New Times] Ten days since it was launched, the Covid-19 treatment facility in Nyarugenge District Hospital has already exceeded 70 per cent of its total capacity of patients, raising concerns over the spike in the virus spread within Kigali, the Director General of the Rwanda Biomedical Centre, Dr. Sabin Nsanzimana, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Governor Gatabazi Calls for Vigilance as More Students Return to School in N. Province
[New Times] With the reopening of nursery and lower primary schools across the country, over 219,000 continuing and new pupils resumed classes in Northern Province. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Kigali Placed Under Lockdown in New Tougher Covid-19 Restrictions
[New Times] President Paul Kagame chaired a Cabinet meeting on Monday, January 18, 2021, where strict guidelines were put in place to slow the spread of new Covid-19 infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Covid-19 - Police Arrest 13 Violators in House Party
[New Times] Rwanda National Police (RNP) has arrested 13 people in City of Kigali after they were found holding a house party and drinking. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Covid-19 - All Schools in Kigali Closed for Two Weeks
[New Times] Effective Monday, January 18, all nursery, primary and secondary schools will be closed in the City of Kigali, the Ministry of Education has announced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda venture tests digital health potential in developing world
Babylon’s high take-up masks concerns for equality of access and hyping of AI capabilities (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rwanda: Public Health Facilities to Use Insurance in Treatment of Covid-19
[New Times] Effective February, Saturday 16, Public Health Facilities treating Covid-19 patients will commence using health insurance to invoice for treatment, according to a directive by the Ministry of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Mad Rush to Fix Gaps Ahead of Return of Younger Schoolchildren
[New Times] As nursery and lower primary pupils prepare to resume physical learning, some schools have cited uncompleted new classrooms as one of the challenges to welcoming back learners in the midst of the pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Suspends Unibrol Antibiotics Made in Kenya
[New Times] Rwanda Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has temporarily banned the sale and use of Unibrol (Aminosidine Sulphate) USP 250 mg tablets, citing quality concerns. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: How Covid-19 Restrictions Have Fuelled Mental Health Challenges
[New Times] The CARAES Ndera Neuropsychiatric Hospital has raised concerns over its patients who continue to face transportation challenges since the government imposed a strict ban on inter-district movements and those to and from the City of Kigali. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: news - Covid-19 - Govt Moves to Collect, Incinerate PPEs
[New Times] The Government has embarked on a plan that will soon see the incineration of all the personal protective equipment (PPEs) collected from all over the country since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic last year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Bans Travel to Kigali As Coronavirus Deaths Increase
[East African] Rwanda has restricted the movement of people between its capital city Kigali and other districts in its latest bid to curb surging coronavirus infections and deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Delayed Reopening of Lower Primary Schools Draws Mixed Reactions
[New Times] When Rwanda confirmed the first Covid-19 case on March 14, 2020, schools were among institutions that were immediately closed to prevent the spread of the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Govt Mulls Inclusion of Covid-19 Tests Into Health Insurance Schemes
[New Times] Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) is planning the inclusion of Covid-19 tests in different health insurance schemes, The New Times has learned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Kigali Cancels All Fireworks for New Year's Eve
[New Times] The City of Kigali has canceled all the activities related to displaying fireworks ushering in New Year's Eve. The move aims at curbing the spread of Covid-19 through halting social gatherings and night movements among other activities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Not all costs should be treated equally: commentary on the article 'What will it cost to prevent violence against women and girls in low- and middle-income countries? Evidence from Ghana, Kenya, Pakistan, Rwanda, South Africa and Zambia' - Murray LK, Kane J, Bolton P, Skavenski S, Mayeya J, Alfonso YN, Webb S, Bishai D.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Rwanda: Police Warn of Tougher Operations Against Curfew Violators
[New Times] Rwanda National Police (RNP) has warned of increased operations to enforce the national directives, especially the curfew in place to contain the spread of Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Poultry Farmers Cite Improved Income in Post-Covid-19 Lockdown
[New Times] Egg sales have registered an improvement compared to the period during the Covid-19 lockdown when farmers could not get buyers for their product, Andrew Butare, the Chairperson of Rwanda Poultry Industry Association has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Effective prevention of intimate partner violence through couples training: a randomised controlled trial of Indashyikirwa in Rwanda - Dunkle K, Stern E, Chatterji S, Heise L.
BACKGROUND: Between 2015 and 2018, three civil society organisations in Rwanda implemented Indashyikirwa, a four-part intervention designed to reduce intimate partner violence (IPV) among couples and within communities. We assessed the impact of the pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

2020: A Yet More Devastating Year Closes With At Least Some Signs Of Hope
UN Secretary-General António Guterres briefs the media on the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Credit: UN Photo/Mark GartenBy Farhana Haque RahmanROME, Dec 23 2020 (IPS) Despite its grim record of multiple natural disasters and a deepening climate crisis, one could be forgiven for looking back on 2019 with a degree of nostalgia. There is no disguising the extent of the calamity wrought this year by COVID-19, yet as we approach the end of 2020 we may also draw strength from positive developments emerging. No review of 2020, as seen through the eyes of IPS reporters and contributors around the world, ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhana Haque Rahman Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change Economy & Trade Education Environment Featured Financial Crisis Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migratio Source Type: news

Rwanda: Three Teams Fined for Violating Covid-19 Guidelines
[New Times] The National Football governing body, FERWAFA, has fined three local teams over non-compliance with Covid-19 preventive guidelines which led to a spike in Covid-19 cases in different teams. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Covid-19 - Curfew Begins At 8pm Starting This Tuesday
[New Times] Effective Tuesday, December 22, movements are prohibited between 8pm and 4am as had been resolved by a cabinet meeting held on December 14. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Kagame - We Can't Afford to Undo the Gains Made in Fighting Covid
[New Times] President Paul Kagame commended the resilience of Rwandans in their response to the Covid-19 outbreak, saying that without it, the country would not have made the commendable strides towards keeping the population relatively safe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Five Years since the Paris Agreement: The Race to Net Zero Is On
GGGI has been working closely with the Provincial Government of Central Kalimantan supporting effective policymaking and planning to drive reduced deforestation and peatland degradation in the province, particularly in Utar Serapat which consists of 107,000 ha of peatlands. GGGI also supports Central Kalimantan in mobilizing public and private investment for sustainable and inclusive landscape-based projects designed to achieve low carbon development in the province. By Frank Rijsberman, Ingvild Solvang, Kristin Deason, Julie Godin, Hanh Le, Siddhartha Nauduri, and Marcel Silvius, Global Green Growth InstituteDec 17 2020 (...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Frank Rijsberman -Ingvild Solvang - Kristin Deason Tags: Climate Change Environment Green Economy Health Humanitarian Emergencies Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) 2020 Source Type: news

Rwanda: Expo Hours Adjusted in Wake of New Curfew Restrictions
[New Times] The just started Rwanda International Trade Fair, the country's largest annual exhibition event, will close at 7p.m every evening, Theoneste Ntagengerwa, the PSF spokesperson said on Tuesday, December 15. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Reinstates Strict Covid-19 Measures Amidst Surging Infections
[East African] Rwanda has reinstated strict Covid-19 preventive measures ahead of the festive season, nine months after the first Covid-19 case was reported in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

British health tech firm Babylon to help digitise Rwanda's overburdened health centres
The project has received funding from the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - December 15, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Rwanda: No Woman Should Die Giving Life - First Lady Jeannette Kagame
[New Times] First Lady Jeannette Kagame has emphasized the need to improve healthcare services given to women, saying that it was important to ensure that no woman dies while giving birth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Rwanda: No Woman Should Die Giving Life - First Lady
[New Times] First Lady Jeannette Kagame has emphasized the need to improve healthcare services given to women, saying that it was important to ensure that no woman dies while giving birth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda to Acquire Covid-19 Vaccine Early Next Year
[New Times] The Government of Rwanda is set to acquire the coronavirus vaccine in the first quarter of 2021, according to the Minister for Health Dr Daniel Ngamije. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: New Guidelines Issued As Concerts, Exhibitions Resume
[New Times] The Cabinet meeting of November 27, 2020, paved way for the resumption of entertainment events, exhibitions and cultural shows. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Covid-19 - Rights Body Outlines Areas That Need Urgent Attention
[New Times] Although the government's efforts put into observing human rights at the height of fighting the Covid-19 pandemic should be commended, there are still some gaps that need to be filled so that Rwandans continue to enjoy their fundamental rights. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Govt Raises Concerns About Stunted Newborns
[New Times] There is a need to change focus and fix it on women that are preparing to join motherhood to reduce the number of babies stunted born when they are already, the Coordinator of the National Early Childhood Development Programme, Dr. Anita Asiimwe has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Trade Fair to Be Held Under Strict Covid-19 Protocols
[New Times] The Private Sector Federation has announced that children below 12 years old will not be allowed at the 2020 Rwanda International Trade Fair (Expo2020) that will take place at the Expo Grounds in Gikondo - Kigali from December 11 to December 31, 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Pandemic Shows Connectivity is Not a Luxury, Kagame Says
[New Times] President Paul Kagame has emphasised the need to accelerate digital connectivity, saying that the Covid-19 pandemic has shown that it is not a luxury. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Country Seeks to Turn Around Manufacturing Amid Covid-19
[New Times] Manufacturers operating in Rwanda currently produce below capacity, lack skilled labour, grapple with high cost of raw materials, and access to working capital is problematic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Stunting in Rwanda Drops to 33%
[New Times] The percentage of stunted children under the age of 5 dropped from 38 per cent to 33 per cent in the last five years, latest figures from the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda show. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Even the Pandemic Hasn ’t Made Public-Health Icon Paul Farmer Lose Hope
“Am I allowed to be a normal human and say, ‘How are you?'” asks Dr. Paul Farmer as soon as our Zoom call connects. It’s an apt introduction for a man who became a living legend in the global health world mostly by being a normal human who does extraordinary things–starting with co-founding the Boston-based nonprofit organization Partners in Health (PIH) in 1987, before graduating from Harvard Medical School. Since then, PIH and its global staff of 18,000 have helped strengthen health systems in the “clinical deserts” of Haiti, Rwanda, Peru, Russia and numerous other countries. PIH...
Source: TIME: Health - December 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Magazine Public Health Second click Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Sets Eyes On New Global HIV/Aids Targets
[New Times] After registering significant success in the global targets between 2013 and 2020, Rwanda is now embarking on a more ambitious target to reduce the AIDS epidemic among its citizens by 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Electoral Body to Go Ahead With Grassroots Polls Despite Covid-19
[New Times] The National Electoral Commission (NEC) has set the local government elections to begin on February 6 and conclude on March 2, after the calendar was approved by a cabinet meeting. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Ex-Combatants Screened to Pave Way for Future Medical Support
[New Times] The Rwanda Demobilization and Reintegration Commission (RDRC) launched a routine screening exercise for ex-combatants, in Kigali, on Monday, November 30, to determine which support categories or profiles they belong to. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news