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The first World Health Organisation Africa Forum has officially kicked off in Kigali, Rwanda. It's taking place under the theme "Putting People First: The Road to Universal Health Coverage in Africa". The two-day forum aims to promote and reinforce countries' healthcare governance. Delegates will also explore ways for partners to contribute to redirecting the work of the W.H.O. in Africa. Participants include ministers of health and finance from various African countries, as well as UN and intergovernmental agencies, academics and civil society organisations. The regional director for the W.H.O. has stressed the need for different sectors to work together to provide accessible, affordable healthcare for all on the continent. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us ...
Ben Franklin famously said, at the end of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, that "if we don't hang together, we shall surely hang separately." That lesson of "we're all in it together" wasn't lost on Rwanda. Rwanda - a small nation in central Africa - is one of the poorest and most underdeveloped nations in the world. Nearly 60 percent of Rwandans live below the national poverty line - and in Rwanda, with an average income of just $560 per year per family - less than $2 a day - being in poverty meant bringing home and living on as little as ten cents a day. From 1990 to 1994 - the nation had a civil war - and in April of 1994 - the Rwandan Genocide began - lasting for 3 months - and taking the lives of nearly 1 million Rwandans. And yet - despite going through a civil war and a genoc...
Rwanda's healthcare system is one of the most advanced in Africa. Almost everyone in the small African state has access to medical care thanks to a network of almost 50 district hospitals and some 200 health centers. And a general health insurance scheme means that most people can afford it, too. But some of the care provided is only possible together with international partners. More from this edition of Tomorrow Today: http://www.dw.com/en/tomorrow-today-the-science-magazine-2016-06-12/e-19272061-9798
The public health transformation in Rwanda is striking for those with memories of the massacre of nearly one million people 20 years ago. International aid groups were initially wary about getting involved, but Rwanda took ownership of its own development and built a new health care system. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro explores how they've worked to overcome a shortage of doctors.
Rwanda has made drastic improvements in health care thanks to new hospitals and a grassroots approach. But even the best facilities have limitations. Ed Robbins, a freelance videojournalist for TIME and IRP, reported from Rwanda on an IRP Gatekeeper Editors trip.
http://www.democracynow.org - Dr. Paul Farmer, an infectious diseases expert and a medical anthropologist, is known worldwide for helping to bring quality healthcare to some of the most impoverished areas of the globe. More than 25 years ago, Farmer helped found the charity Partners in Health to provide free medical care in central Haiti. Today, Partners in Health teams up with local groups to treat people with HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other conditions in Haiti and countries around the world. The South African Nobel Peace Laureate, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, calls him: "One of the great advocates for the poorest and sickest of our planet." Watch Part 1 of this interview: http://youtu.be/gcTtKvKC-5E Farmer's previous book, "Haiti After the Earthquake," describes the massive suff...
Medtronic Philanthropy supports Partners in Health as they work with the Rwandan Ministry of Health to create a model for NCD management, helping train nurses and community healthcare workers on prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. It is an approach that is flexible and cost effective, and can be replicable in other developing countries.
Our latest health center construction site is at Rugerero, located in the Northern Province of Rwanda. This Health Center will provide access to quality health care for over 42,000 people and is already having a positive impact on the local community.
Over 90% of Rwanda's population have health insurance coverage. As the state is unable to bear the costs alone, the health care system is funded jointly by a range of international partners. Read more: http://www.dw.de/program/global-3000/s-11487-9798
Azeezat Olaoluwa's report on Rwandan health sector.
Several influential health care leaders took part in a public dialogue, entitled “Health for All: Public Health and Health Care in Rwanda,” on January 31, 2016 at Wellesley’s Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs. Featured speakers included: -Ophelia Dahl ’94, Co-founder and Chair of the Board, Partners In Health -Charlene Galarneau, Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Wellesley College -Vanessa Kerry, Physician and Co-Founder and CEO of Seed Global Health -Neo Tapela ’02, Associate Physician, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Post-genocide Rwanda is pioneering health approaches and becoming a "regional hub for excellence in medical care". The Rwandan government is working hand in hand with community health workers, partners like Management Sciences for Health (MSH), and people at all levels of the health system to improve the health of women and girls. Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/DQze/