Feeding babies below six months seems like an easy thing because they won’t need anything else beside their mother’s milk. But when the mother is not able to breastfeed, either due to infectious illness, lack of time or simply inability to get the milk, then things start getting a bit complicated.
As death toll continues to rise along with the number of infected people in neighboring Uganda due to Ebola hemorrhagic fever, health authorities continue to urge Rwandan citizens — especially those traveling to Uganda — to be vigilant.
Rwandan health authorities are on alert after an outbreak of the deadly Ebola hemorrhagic fever was reported over the weekend in neighboring Uganda, and some measures to ensure the safety of the population as much as possible are being put in place.
From time to time, when walking around the streets of Kigali, one would notice pamphlets advertising the services of a traditional medical practitioner, sometimes claiming the most outrageous things such as a cure for HIV/AIDS.
One of the biggest challenges facing the control of non-communicable diseases in general, and cancer in particular, in Rwanda is that information about these diseases is scarce, especially in rural areas, as well as limited resources which make access to diagnosis and treatment hard.
Healthy people make a healthy nation. This was said by George Gitau, the country director of World Vision, on Friday July 20 at the official inauguration of the Nyarugunga health center located in Kicukiro district.
If it’s true that in the United States 85% of the children with cancer are cured and walk away, then it needs to be true everywhere else. This was said by the former US president Bill Clinton on Wednesday at the inauguration of the Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence, which is to serve as the first national cancer referral facility in the rural parts of the country.
The ministry of health (MoH) together with Partners In Health, the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation and the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center are today inaugurating the Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence which will serve as the first national cancer referral facility in rural Rwanda.
Notable progress has been made in Rwanda in the healthcare, which can mostly be seen by the sustained reduction in the incidence and prevalence rates of infectious diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis and HIV among others.
The importance of health as prerequisite for sustainable development was highlighted at a high-level Ministerial conference on health financing themed ‘Value for money, sustainability and accountability in the health sector’ which took place in Tunisia, from July 4 to 5.