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Government to boost health Sector finances

Tweet Rwanda is among few countries that have implemented the Abuja 2001 declaration that called on African governments to increase public expenditures to health sector by 15 percent, experts have revealed. According to the budget framework paper 2014/2015-2016/2017, the country allocated country allocated over Rwf140 billion to the health sector, a move that   puts Rwanda […]

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Nyamasheke: Community health workers authorised to use misoprostol

Tweet Mukandoli is nervous about having her first child. The 21-year-old woman from rural Nyamasheke district, knew that women in her community often died from complications of labor and delivery. Thanks to community health workers since they have been authorised to provide misoprostol to expecting mothers to put their mind at ease. Local Community health […]

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Bugesera: Residents embrace family planning

Tweet Gone are the days when men thought they had no role to play when it came to things like family planning. The time when every negative out come in the family was accorded to women. Men in Bugesera are up their feet to see to it that they do whatever it takes to get […]

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Kamonyi: Rukambura cell gets a health center

Tweet  Residents of Rukambura cell, Musambira sector of Kamonyi district will no longer face shortage of medical facilities following the establishment of a health post in the area. Celine Mukansanga, a resident of Nkomane village in Rukambura cell said the establishment of the new health post is a positive development. Emmanuel Kayiranga, executive secretary of […]

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Nyaruguru: Parents in malnutrition fight

Nyaruguru: Parents in malnutrition fight

Tweet Malnutrition in children under five years is an issue that needs urgent attention by parents in their respective households to ensure that they raise healthy families. The vice mayor for social affairs in Nyaruguru, Angelique Nireberaho, while launching the national 1,000-day campaign against malnutrition in Gakenke District, said the overriding aim it to improve […]

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Malnutrition campaign to rural areas

Tweet In a bid to harness the success of the 1000 days campaign, an initiative aimed at fighting malnutrition in the country, Ministry of Health has opted to transverse through the districts. According to ministry officials, the move which also  involves Media practitioners  will help strengthen the efforts to  yield more results   during the campaign  […]

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Karongi: reproductive health education intensified in schools

Tweet Karongi district has launched a programme to promote adolescent sexual reproductive health education in schools. Addressing the media after at the launch of the training of 35 girls’ peer group leaders from different schools,   Assoumpta Mukakarangwa, the coordinator of Karongi Youth Center, said girls need accurate and comprehensive education about sexuality, to practice healthy […]

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Gatsibo: Village campaign reduces malnutrition

Tweet Naganze Aimée, health activist in Nyabisindu, Kiramuruzi sector of Gatsibo district has testified that Igikoni cy’umudugudu (village kitchen) helped to reduce malnutrition. Village kitchen is the programme where parents are taught to prepare nutritious meals reduced malnutrition in children. “This was achieved by sensitizing residents on making uturima tw’igikoni (kitchen gardens) and embracing igikoni […]

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Rwanda steps up Ebola vigilance on DRC border

Tweet Authorities in Rusizi district, which borders Rwanda and RD Congo in the west, have stepped up efforts to prevent Ebola penetration with tight screening of border movement especially on Congolese nationals enter into Rwanda. The development comes after Ebola was confirmed in Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday. Dr Raphael Uzabakiliho, the area in-charge […]

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Community health workers making a difference

Tweet Not long ago, Therese Niyonsaba, 54, witnessed expectant mothers giving birth at home or by the roadside while thousands in her village failed to report to health centres or hospitals for treatment on time. And, this, from time to time, she took the lives of some of her friends and neighbours. This harsh reality […]

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