How can I control a heavy menstrual flow?

Dear Doctor, I am 20 years old and have always had a heavy menstrual flow. I don’t normally get cramps but my flow makes me uncomfortable and I’m afraid of...

Genocide: Child born out of rape, mother recollect the painful journey to healing

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We arrived at her home located in Kimironko, a Kigali suburb, around 2pm on Wednesday, last week. Due to the delicate nature of the assignment, we were in company of...

Musanabera on her 8-year battle with fistula

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She smiles and clears her voice to talk to me. Her facial expression exudes happiness and a sense of relief. And why wouldn’t she be happy? For a year now,...

How do I deal with anaemia during pregnancy?

Dear Doctor, I am pregnant with my first child but after my first antenatal visit last week, I was told that I am anaemic. I was given medicine and also...

[VIDEO]: What we need to address the plight of midwives

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Stories about midwives usually invoke bad memories for many that have been in the labour ward. But there is also another side of midwives that we rarely get to know....

Ms Geek Africa winner on her project and future plans

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This year, Girls in ICT Rwanda in partnership with Smart Africa secretariat expanded the competition to all its member states to crown the first ever Ms. Geek Africa.

When does menstruation resume after child birth?

Dear Doctor, It’s been one year and four months since I gave birth to my first baby. However, my period has never returned. I’m still breastfeeding and my friends say...

[PHOTOS]: Mother’s Day observed with call to scale up nutrition

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Mothers have been urged to take care of their children’s nutrition as well as their own so as to make sure that children grow up in good health. The call...

[VIDEO]: Meet Dr Mukarwego, a lecturer with a vision beyond her visual impairment

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It was the first time I was meeting her. From a distance she cut a posture of an amiable personality. Within minutes of talking to her, it felt like I...

Why won’t my stitches heal?

Dear Doctor, I gave birth a little over a month ago but the stitches still hurt terribly. I was advised by the nurses to only use water when washing myself...

How to deal with sexual harassment in the workplace

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As a fresh graduate with no work experience, 26-year-old Naira Mutesi found herself between a rock and a hard place. She vividly recalls the torment she endured when she was...

ASK THE DOCTOR: Why can’t I feel my baby kick?

Dear Doctor, I’m soon ending my second trimester of pregnancy and so far everything has been going well. However, I haven’t yet felt my baby kick. I am due for...

Banking: Where are the boardroom women?

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By the end of March, all banks in Rwanda had released their financials for the year 2016. In addition to reporting their performance, the banks also disclosed the gender composition...

Emerusenge on her career as a sign language translator

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As a child, Gisele Emerusenge experienced communication challenges with her friend with hearing impairment. This motivated her to learn sign language interpretation to effectively communicate with her friend and, contribute...

What are the dangers of a C-section?

Dear Doctor, I’m 27 years old and pregnant with my first child. I’ve heard so many ‘horror’ stories about natural child birth and now I’m thinking of opting for a...

Why Umutoni and Mukahigiro quit their jobs for fashion

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Getting a job is not a walk in the park. In fact, some people graduate with top grades but take years to find employment. But this fear has not held...

Meet Buhura, the kindergarten teacher advocating for eloquence in Kinyarwanda

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Shamira Buhura is a teacher and has been the school principal at Green Hills Nursery School for seven years. The wife and mother of four is also an advocate for...

Why does my baby have difficulty breathing?

Dear Doctor, I recently gave birth to a baby girl. She will be two weeks old on Sunday. However, I’ve noticed her breathing is very heavy, mostly in her sleep....

Turn heads with a one shoulder dress

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Fashion evolves and some trends have a way of making a comeback, like the one shoulder dress, for example. Just one of the many chic trends to add to your...

How Nyamagabe women clipped the fangs of poverty out of their lives

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A trip through the misty valleys and hills of Nyamagabe district in the Southern Province brings you face to face with the realities of a day in the life of...

Meet Nyirampeta, Huye’s inspirational female taxi-moto rider

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She is clad in a blue and green service jacket with white stripes. Her eyes pry around like a hyena on the hunt for its next prey. Within a moment...

I got a miscarriage; will it affect my menstrual cycle?

Dear Doctor, I suffered a miscarriage after a misfortune at home about a month ago and I’m just trying to get back to normal physically and emotionally. The pregnancy was...

Genocide: Women survivors recollect the thorny journey to recovery

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They say time heals, but for 30-year-old Josiane Ishimwe, it is taking longer. Twenty three years later, she is yet to recover from an incident that robbed her of her...

It is still work in progress for Genocide widows – Mukabayire

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For over two years, Valerie Mukabayire has been serving as the president of AVEGA AGAHOZO (Association des Veuves du Génocide Agahozo), a non-government organisation that was established to support widows...