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Ways to prevent stinky shoes and smelly feet

Tweet Having smelly feet is embarrassing especially in a situation where you are required to remove your shoes. Though one does not invite this condition there are ways to keep your shoes odor-free. The foot and shoe odor comes from bacteria and fungi that grow happily where it is warm and damp. Wendy Bumgardner, a […]

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SFH taking positive steps in health drive

SFH taking positive steps in health drive

Tweet  An affiliate of Population Services International (PSI), the Society for Family Health (SFH) Rwanda, continues to impact millions of Rwandan lives through a number of ways in line with the country’s Vision 2020, EDPRS II, and RSSP III programs. The organization’s major interventions are centred on promotion of behaviour change practices through improved communication […]

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RMH takes circumcision drive to Iwawa

RMH takes circumcision drive to Iwawa

Tweet  The Commandant of Rwanda Military Hospital (RMH), Col Dr Ben Karenzi urged the youth at Iwawa rehabilitation centre to embrace circumcision for the protection of their life and avoid drugs that might lead them to catch HIV/Aids from unprotected sex. Colonel Dr Ben Karenzi said this on July 20 during the launch of Army Medical outreach […]

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Medical circumcision drive nets 300,000 in two years

Medical circumcision drive nets 300,000 in two years

Tweet  Though male circumcision is a new health practice in Rwanda, at least 300,000 Rwandan men have undergone medical circumcision in the past two years and the numbers are set to double by 2018. At least 330,000 males circumcised between 2010 and June 2014, ever since the circumcision drive was launched in Rwanda by the […]

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Gicumbi: Straw sharing is not culture but dirt

Gicumbi: Straw sharing is not culture but dirt

Tweet As part of its efforts to prevent contagious diseases that mostly attack people through drinks sharing, Emmanuel Kayumba, the in-charge of health in Gicumbi district has called on residents to stop sharing a drink “beer” with one straw. “The majority of rural people still see no problem in sharing a straw. They think it […]

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Kintobo sector to get health center

Kintobo sector to get health center

TweetFamilies in Kintobo sector in Nyabihu district and surrounding communities will soon have a new facility that will offer a variety of health-care services in one convenient location “This new clinic will have an increased number of health services available to families giving them greater access to primary care and a team of health-care providers […]

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Nyabihu: Residents get water filters

Nyabihu: Residents get water filters

Tweet Over 10, 000 households in in Nyabihu district were given water filters (life straw) by Nyabihu district in partnership with the ministry of health. Beneficiaries said water filters will prevent them from dirty water related diseases. Delagua Company officials says that the technology disinfects water making it safe for human consumption. Staha Mukabagorora, an […]

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Gisagara: Mamba sector expects 100% participation in Mutuelle de santé

TweetWith the great maize crop produce harvested by residents and the inauguration of Muyaga health post in Mamba sector in Gisagara district, the sectors’ leaders are convinced residents will pay for Mutuelle de santé medical insurance for financial year 2015/2016 to fully 100 percent. Residents of Mamba sector have generally understood the purpose and the […]

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New technology to boost blood transfusion

New technology to boost blood transfusion

Tweet As Rwanda intensifies efforts to increase blood needed in the hospitals, a new technology is seen to   boost blood donation. The technology that makes  the country  the fifth  in the  Sub-Saharan Africa, will  see  donors  donating the   particular  blood  constituents than  taking out the whole  blood. The Apheresis Technology Dr  Swaibu Gatare; the acting […]

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Meet untold heroes, Medical practitioners in Rwanda’s Liberation Struggle

TweetAt 1:00PM, on a bright sunny Thursday; October 4, 1990, a 27 years old Agnes Uwayezu, working as a theater nurse at Uganda’s Nsambya Hospital in Kampala; was unexpectedly summoned to a secret meeting in the boardroom. She had no idea something pragmatic was about to unfold. Indeed, a liberation struggle was in the offing. […]

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