Infertility or the inability of a couple to become pregnant after 12 months of unprotected intercourse comes off as every woman’s nightmare. The idea that one cannot bring forth an offspring to the world is shocking in as much as it is disheartening!
Cervical cancer is the number one cause of death from cancer among women in the world – Rwanda inclusive, yet many don’t realise that it is also the most preventable among them. A simple test done on your cervix – the pap smear – can save your life. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb) that opens into the vagina (birth canal).
This year’s commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis has been planned to take place at the village level. “Enhancing the commemorations at the community level is good because it gets easier for all people to assess the sites and participate in the programs,” says Dr Yvonne Kayiteshonga, head of the mental health division at the Rwanda Biomedical Center. “This also strengthens the local coordination.”
According to the scientists, most of non-communicable (NCD) diseases are strongly linked to four particular behaviors: tobacco use, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet and the harmful use of alcohol.
The east African Health Platform (EAHP), a body aimed at facilitating and improving regional health sectors has launched with a call on governments to cooperate for the benefit of the community. The launch took place in the context of the ongoing EAC Health and Scientific Conference in Kigali.
The East African community secretariat in collaboration with the East African partner states on Wednesday kicked off the 4th annual East African Health and Scientific Conference as well as the international trade fair and health exhibition that aim to provide leadership in building regional health capacity. This is done to improve quality of health care by promoting better practices in the East African region.
Whoever said a light complexion was tantamount to beauty must be held accountable for the many bleached skins in the world. Most ladies – and quite a few men too – have gone crazy applying skin lightening creams and swallowing pills which have had negative effects on their health. This is all in the name of beauty!
From March 12 to 15, Rwanda will become the first country in Africa to roll out the measles and rubella (MR) vaccine nationwide. The combined vaccine will be administered to about five million children between the ages of 9 months and 14 years.
Honorine Niyiduhaye, six months old, is probably among the youngest patients to regain hope of smiling thanks to free reconstructive surgery to her cleft lip at CHUK. The surgery is being provided by a group of medical professionals volunteering with Operation Smile, a non-profit medical group that provides free surgery to children and adults with cleft lips or cleft palates worldwide.
Health officials confirm that there has been a significant reduction of parasitic diseases due to interventions against the diseases that were initiated since 2008.