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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
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...
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.
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
A California startup called Zipline International has announced a partnership with the government of Rwanda to use its fixed-wing cargo drones to deliver medical supplies to remote health clinics in the East African nation. (April 4) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Get updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games an...
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.
From 1990-1994, Rwanda's Civil War, and then brutal Genocide, left a path of destruction that claimed more than one million lives. Many physicians and health care personnel were among those who perished, and Rwanda was left with only 100 physicians to serve the entire country in 1995. In this video, Jean-Luc Nkurikiyimfura, MD, explains how the groundbreaking Human Resources for Health (HRH) program and the partnership with the Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine has helped improve the quality of education for Rwandan physicians, and will help greatly increase the number of doctors and nurses in Rwanda. Nkurikiyimfura is head of the HIV Clinic at the Kigali University Teaching Hospital, and credits the seven-year HRH program and the Clinton Health Access Initiative for providing the to...
"The ambitious goal of the Rwandan Human Resources for Health program is to build a medical education and health system in Rwanda that will be one of the best in the world," says Lisa Adams, MD, associate dean for global health at Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine. "The scope and potential is unprecedented. This is also a natural fit for our commitment to global health education and impact at Dartmouth and the work of our Center for Health Equity at the medical school." In this video, Adams, who was the first U.S. physician in Rwanda working as part of the HRH program, speaks about the change already happening in Rwanda.....change that excites Jean-Luc Nkurikiyimfura, MD, head of the HIV Clinic at the Kigali University in Rwanda. "At the end of this HRH program, we expect to have more...
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/
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.
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
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.
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...
SHE learned that 18% of girls and women in Rwanda miss school and work simply because they can't afford menstrual pads. SHE is solving this problem with local production of its go! pads in Ngoma. Discover how a 5-cent menstrual pad is doing big things. http://www.sheinnovates.com Videographer: Brad Argo Editor: Karen Heredia
This video recaps the March-April 2016 Maternal and Child Health Week in Rwanda, an event hosted by the Ministry of Health, Government of Rwanda in collaboration with USAID's Maternal and Child Survival Program. Learn more about the week at: http://www.rbc.gov.rw/spip.php?article1013
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
Azeezat Olaoluwa's report on Rwandan health sector.
DelAgua Health will distribute point of use water treatment and high efficiency cookstoves to approximately 3 million residents covering all 30 districts of Rwanda, targeting Ubudehe (village) categories 1 and 2, the government recognized poorest 30% of the country. www.delaguahealth.com www.delagua.org www.facebook.com/del_agua www.twitter.com/del_agua