A statement of intent which marks the beginning of a partnership was signed on Thursday between the Ministry of Health and a team of Indian doctors from MIOT hospitals international of India with an aim of establishing a collaborative venture in which Rwandan medical doctors will receive training from the hospitals, which will also provide special medical care services to Rwandan patients.
A 3-day training workshop of trainers on neonatal resuscitation in the context of essential newborn care was started on Wednesday in Kigali for nursing tutors and preceptors.
Family planning is crucial not only for individual and family development, but also for the development of the country as a whole, affecting on the way global development.
According to the World Health Organization WHO, tobacco is one of the leading global causes of preventable death which kills nearly 6 million people every year, of which more than 600,000 are people exposed to second-hand smoke – one third of these are children.
Rwanda has won the 2012 Resolve Award for innovation in service delivery for the efforts made towards family planning and universal access to reproductive health services. Rwanda was rewarded together with Nepal, Malawi, Ethiopia and Yemen.
Since last week, students from a boarding school in Gashora, Bugesera district have been the victim of a viral epidemic known commonly as pinkeye (conjunctivitis), an eye irritation with watery discharge.
The fifth coordination meeting of the Eastern Africa Reproductive Health Network (EARHN) started on Monday with the theme “Repositioning family planning and reproductive health in Eastern Africa.”
“Africans have the solutions for Africa.” This was emphasized by the Health Minister Dr. Agnes Binagwaho and a team of doctors from Egypt who have been in Rwanda since last Sunday, in a press conference which took place on Thursday.
While the battle against HIV/AIDS attracts more donor funding globally than all other diseases combined, it has not diverted attention from fighting unrelated afflictions – such as malaria, measles and malnutrition – and may be improving health services overall in targeted countries, according to a study on Rwanda published in the May 2012 edition of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Diarrhea is one of the leading causes of child mortality in Rwanda, along with malaria and pneumonia. According to a research done by the Kigali University teaching hospital CHUK, 30% of all cases of acute diarrhea leading to the death of many children are caused by a virus known as rotavirus.