Dr. Fidele Rubagumya

The youth in fight against NCDs

There is a saying that “When you want it done, put it in the hands of the young ones.” The power of enthusiastic and empowered young people was reinforced in me recently at the NextGen Leaders for NCDs East Africa workshop. Organised by the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network (...

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 12:00 AM

Why Rwanda is best situated to be a referral centre for cancer patients in East Africa

While we can see reductions in the mortality of infectious diseases such as HIV, Malaria, Tuberculosis, less controllable is the prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Diseases like chronic respiratory disease, diabetes, cardiovascular (heart) disease, mental disorder and cancer are...

Friday, September 23, 2016, 12:00 AM

Leverage infrastructure for HIV/Aids prevention and care to combat cancer

On December 1, Rwanda, like the rest of the world, marked the World Aids Day and the country hosted the 2014 International HIV Research Conference in the same week. Clearly, there has been a great success in HIV/Aids prevention and reduction in mortality and morbidity rate in Rwanda. But one would...

Friday, December 12, 2014, 12:00 AM

Save a child, save the future

As cancer awareness continues to increase in Rwanda, it is time to dedicate special attention to the discipline of pediatric (childhood) cancers. While cancer knowledge in the general public is on the rise due to concerted efforts by the Ministry of Health and its partners, major gaps in how much...

Friday, August 1, 2014, 12:00 AM

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