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With its new oxygen plant, Ruhengeri Hospital is saving more than just money
2 November 2016 – Nestled at the foggy, evergreen base of the Virunga Mountains, the north-western city of Musanze is bustling with tour operators, hotel owners, cross-country buses, and market vendors.

“Itetero helps disseminate important messages on health through radio to reach communities in Rwanda”
30 August 2016 - Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA) production team for the Itetero children’s radio programme is visiting Huye District. Itetero means “children’s nurturing space” in Kinyarwanda, Rwanda’s local language.

Rwanda is first sub-Saharan African country to roll out measles and rubella vaccination
March 2013 - After working in the small field near her home in the early morning, 37 year old Giovance Kyomugisha bathes and dresses three of her youngest children Ukwishaka (8), Hope (6) and Gift (1) for the important day ahead.

Rwanda marks another step in pioneering Child Survival
May 6 2012 - On Saturday evening, at the tarmac of Kigali International Airport, a special cargo plane landed and ushered in a new chapter in child survival in Rwanda.

Keeping Malaria at bay in Rwanda
16 October 2011 – Across Rwanda, mothers and children are benefiting from faster malaria diagnosis, the widespread distribution of nets, and the diligence of hospital and health centre staff determined to keep malaria in check.

New hope in combating number one killer of children
February 2011 - It’s just a little over a year since Rwanda introduced a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine known as PCV-7, which protects children against one of the most severe causes of pneumonia, and surprisingly the results seem positive.

How an sms can save a life
July 2010 - A small chip inserted inside an ordinary mobile phone is helping mothers, families, health workers, district officials and Ministry of Health staff ensure that pregnant mothers receive the best health care.

Mosquito nets to keep malaria at bay
June 2010 - Seraphine Kabasinga, mother of four, has always been scared of malaria. And since she lives in an endemic-zone, just an hour east of Rwanda’s capital, she knows that malaria can kill.

 

 
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