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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...
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
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.
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
On 6/26/10 Pastor Patrick with Africa Harvest Mission and Calvary Temple churches delivered 300 Health Insurance Cards to needy individuals in the Remera District of Kigali, Rwanda along with two U.S. office representatives.
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
With one of the most devastating crimes against humanity taking place in Rwanda just 20 years ago, it’s no surprise that there are still many people suffering with psychological illnesses such as post traumatic stress disorder. But that is not the beginning and the end of mental health issues in Rwanda, and one institution believes that more attention must be paid to mental health illnesses.
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...
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 ...
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.
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/
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
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...
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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