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Local people now have access to basic ophthalmological services at the nearest health centers

Ruhango: Vision Foundation giving optical relief to many

Tweet Residents of Ruhango district commend Vision Foundation for the sustainable access to eye care and affordable glasses for everyone living in district. “I no longer make long distance to Kabgayi in Muhanga district to seek ophthalmological services due to existence of Vision Foundation in all health centers,” says Evode Karangwa, a resident of Muhororo […]

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Rwanda to adopt Kangaroo mother care technique

Rwanda to adopt Kangaroo mother care technique

Tweet International conference on Kangaroo mother care (KMC) has kicked off in Kigali with expectations that Rwanda will learn from other countries on how to save more lives of children dying below the age of five. The three day conference is the 10th KMC event and coincides with the World Prematurity Day, marked globally on […]

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USAID rounds-up health Project activities

Tweet   The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has closed the Integrated Health System Strengthening (IHSSP) Project, which has been at the backbone of strengthening and sustaining Rwanda’s health system. While celebrating the project’s major accomplishments that it has facilitated with an end of project conference at Serena Hotel in Kigali; USAID Mission […]

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Gatsibo: Vision for a Nation helping to eliminate avoidable blindness

Tweet From craft workers to rickshaw drivers – livelihoods depend on good eyesight. Clearer vision and vital eye-care are on the way for communities in Gatsibo district. Back then, eye disease consultation and examination was expensive especially in private health facilities. This increased the roll out of eye care service. The ministry of health (MINISANTE) […]

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Hair facts pregnant women should know

Hair facts pregnant women should know

Tweet Pregnancy is quite the experience and full of surprise changes in your body from head to feet. Whether it’s your first child, your last, or one in between, you may find that your hair goes through as many changes as the rest of your body. Some changes are great, some not so great; some […]

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Kirehe in malnutrition eradication drive

Tweet In a new drive that aims at eradicating malnutrition in Rwanda, Kirehe district is training health workers to take on the campaign to improve the nutrition status of the vulnerable populations.   Diogène Dukuzeyezu, the in-charge of nutrition in Kirehe Hospital said that activities planned for the anti-malnutrition campaign including conducting a door-to-door sensitization. […]

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RDF offers free medical care in Burundi

RDF offers free medical care in Burundi

Tweet A Rwandan army medical team which is currently participating in a series of regional joint military drills in Mwaro province in Central Burundi is providing free healthcare to local residents there. A statement issued by the army in Kigali on Wednesday said that the armed forces are undertaking a multi-dimensional field training exercise codenamed […]

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Rwanda sets up strategies to avert any Ebola Outbreak

Rwanda sets up strategies to avert any Ebola Outbreak

Tweet   The Ministry of health has announced new strategies to strengthen its efforts to avert any Ebola outbreak in the country. Although no any case of Ebola reported in the country, the Ministry continued to prepare   in case of the outbreak as the disease rages on in West Africa and US and Spain. The […]

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Binagwaho calls for Media action on Ebola

Tweet The minister of health Dr. Agnes Binagwaho has called on the Rwandan local media to give prime time to the sensitization of Rwandans on the prevention of the Ebola outbreak in the country. The minister made the remarks, while addressing a press conference at the ministerial offices on October 20, 2014. Binagwaho’s calls comes […]

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Kirehe: Health workers trained on Ebola prevention

Tweet Rwanda’s Health Ministry is training medical workers, and outfitting hospitals to serve as the front line in a possible fight against the Ebola virus, Adeline Kabeja, Director of Diseases Surveillance Unit at Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) said. Though no cases of the virus have been reported in Rwanda, the ministry has started offering trainings […]

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