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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.
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 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.
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 ...
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
Join World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim as he tests out a drone that delivers blood to 21 hospitals across rural Rwanda. Dr. Kim explains how this technology can save lives, and also create job opportunities. And for one farmer, receiving a blood transfusion from the sky seemed like a miracle.
Dr Olushayo Olu, World Health Organization Representative in Rwanda, describes the work of WHO to support the Government in providing a community-based health insurance scheme for people working in the informal sector. In 2016, 7.9 million people in Rwanda were covered by this community-based health insurance. More info about WHO's action in Rwanda: www.afro.who.int/countries/rwanda
With the goal to get the Rwandan population out of poverty, health is at the center of the matter. The Society for Family Health, SFH, has been helping Rwandans with HIV/AIDS and malaria and also awareness of the importance of hygiene and family planning. With offices around the country, the organisation has a first hand look at health issues that are a priority to Rwandans.
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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." Farmer's previous book, "Haiti After the Earthquake," describes the massive suffering and ongoing recovery effort after the devastating January 2010 earthquake that killed hu...
Azeezat Olaoluwa's report on Rwandan health sector.
The 2015 State of the World’s Children Report ranks Rwanda as the best performing coun-try in East Africa in reducing the child mortality rate. The report indicates that Rwanda has 52 deaths per 1000 births. Rwanda’s most impressive gains, however, have been in health. AIDS has been cutting life expectancies in Africa and is widespread in Rwanda. Yet life ex-pectancy at birth in Rwanda has increased from 48 to 58 — in the last 10 years. Sheila Nduhukire reports that one of Rwanda’s success stories has been the Universal Health Care for all its countrymen. For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/NTVUganda
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.
More than two billion people lack adequate access to essential medical products, often due to challenging terrain and gaps in infrastructure. Because of this, over 2.9 million children under age five die every year. And up to 150,000 pregnancy-related deaths could be avoided each year if mothers had reliable access to safe blood. Through a partnership with the Government of Rwanda, Zipline will deliver all blood products for twenty hospitals and health centers starting this summer, improving access to healthcare for millions of Rwandans. Learn more at flyzipline.com Follow us on Twitter @zipline We're hiring! flyzipline.com/jobs
New innovative interventions and evidence towards malaria elimination in Rwanda: Experience from MEPR project in Ruhuha sector in Bugesera (2011-2016) Year submission was created 2016 Abstract Summary: 200 word description of the media content. The purpose for which it was produced (research, advocacy, education) and how it will contribute to enhancing evidence and skills building in health systems research. This documentary talks about Malaria Elimination Programme in Ruhuha/Eastern Province of Rwanda. In 2011, the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research/ WOTRO Science for Global Development provided competitive research funds for four years research project titled Malaria Elimination Program for Ruhuha (MEPR). The main objective of this project was to strengthen human capacity d...
In 2007, a group of Fanshawe College staff and students travelled to Kigali, Rwanda to document the rebuilding of the health care system in the country since the 1994 genocide. Executive Producers: Joni Easveld & Greg Murphy Producer/Director/Editor: Justin Pereira Camera: Juan Botero, Justin Pereira & Christopher Trim Graphics: Viktor Poc Audio: Jillian Brady Voiceover: Beth Phillips Equipment: Panasonic HVX. Final Cut Pro. Special thanks to the Canadian International Development Agency, Fanshawe College and the multiple others involved in bringing this documentary together, including all of the amazing Rwandan people we met and worked with along the way. 2007.
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.