Dr. Joseph Kamugisha

health@newtimes.co.rw

Why customer care promotion in hospital set-ups is vital

Promotion of customer care service in the hospital is vital to service delivery and has a positive impact on loyalty that can be perceived on the number of people re-visiting the hospital for health care services. It is worth to mention that high service quality correlates with high customer...

Saturday, July 23, 2011, 12:00 AM

Youth dev’t taking centre stage in Mexico

Two weeks ago, the cream of the world`s young football talent assembled in Mexico as the Under 17 World Cup was kicked off. Mexico entered the tournament as favorites because of their home advantage. After progressing to the knockout phase, the hosts are by no doubt one of the favorites to win the...

Saturday, July 2, 2011, 12:00 AM

Junior wasp’s future looks bright

Though the junior wasps have not qualified for next round like many other African representatives at the under-17 youth world cup in Mexico, there display against Uruguay was very promising and encouraging. Uruguay is one of the favourites at this year’s under-17 world cup but the junior wasps took...

Sunday, June 26, 2011, 12:00 AM

With Young in, United will be unstoppable

This week Manchester United announced the signing of versatile attacking midfielder Ashley Young from Aston Villa in an estimated 17 million pounds deal. With the addition of Young to the last season’s winning squad, rival Premier League clubs will find it even harder to stop United’s attacking...

Saturday, June 25, 2011, 12:00 AM

Why you may have recurrent chest infection

Moses Kayiru is a 31-year old resident of Rwamagana and has had problems with his upper respiratory airways for over 5 years. He says that he has suffered a major chest infection at least every couple months so much so that he is likely to lose his job. “I constantly have to take time off work, it’...

Saturday, June 18, 2011, 12:00 AM

Urinary incontinence is a common problem

Urinary incontinence is the accidental leakage of urine. At different ages, males and females have different risks for developing this problem. In childhood, girls usually develop bladder control at an earlier age than boys, and bedwetting or nocturnal enuresis is less common in girls than in boys...

Saturday, June 11, 2011, 12:00 AM

PSL offers good option for our players

Though South Africa is not the best football nation in Africa, it offers the most attractive football league, the Premier Soccer League [PSL]. Many African talents, who have not got chance to go for professional football in Europe, try their lucky in PSL. Many youngsters from Zambia, Benin,...

Sunday, June 5, 2011, 12:00 AM

Know the long term problems linked with hypertension

High blood pressure is associated with several potentially dangerous complications. From kidney damage to heart attack, avoiding the long term side effects of hypertension means working to control the blood pressure regularly should be the best solution. High blood pressure has been conclusively...

Saturday, June 4, 2011, 12:00 AM

Measles still a major threat

Measles is an illness resulting from infection with the measles virus. Once among the most common childhood diseases worldwide, measles also called rubella now primarily exists in developing nations, where it remains a leading cause of childhood blindness and death. Routine measles immunization,...

Sunday, May 29, 2011, 12:00 AM

Barca artistry sinks Real Madrid

REIGNING Spanish champions Barcelona proved they are the best team in the world after eliminating Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid in the semi-final of the Uefa Champions League. Many soccer pundits had second thoughts about the Catalan club following their Kings Cup defeat just over two weeks ago....

Saturday, May 7, 2011, 12:00 AM

Tardy is the right man for the job

When Rwanda takes to the pitch in Mexico at the FIFA U-17 World Cup later this year, they will be one of the great unknowns at the event. The Junior Wasps will undoubtedly be hoping for big things, and their coach Richard Tardy knows that managing expectations will be vital to their cause. Earlier...

Saturday, April 16, 2011, 12:00 AM

Gender violence affected women’s health during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi

During the 100 days of genocide against the Tutsi that ravaged Rwanda from April until July 1994, many women and girls were raped and experienced many other forms of sexual violence. During this period, rape was systematic and was used as a weapon by the perpetrators of the massacres. It is no...

Monday, April 11, 2011, 12:00 AM

Genocide posed challenges to Rwanda’s health sector

Based on various reports, the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi resulted in a number of women contracting the deadly HIV/AIDS infection, which subsequently had serious implications on human health and the Rwandese population in general. HIV/AIDS has been one of major health challenges not only in...

Sunday, April 10, 2011, 12:00 AM

Why Amavubi has limited success in AFCON qualifiers

Ever since Amavubi stars made history by qualifying for African Cup of Nations in 2004, the national team has failed to qualify again for Africa’s most lucrative soccer event. Though the government has been investing heavily in national team programs such as preparations, air tickets and others to...

Sunday, March 27, 2011, 12:00 AM

Can Tetteh guide Rwanda to CAN 2012?

Though Sellas Tetteh showed potential by guiding Ghana’s under-20 national team to the world championship crown, the Ghanaian is yet to replicate the same form during his tenure as Amavubi stars head coach. Ever since he landed the Amavubi stars job, the soft spoken tactician is yet to show he’s a...

Sunday, March 20, 2011, 12:00 AM

Germany Football Federation inspiring Rwandan football

The Germany Football Federation [DFB] in conjunction with the Rheinland Pfalz has inspired Rwandan football standards in the past years through provision of technical support. This has been channeled through the long standing cooperation exisisting between Rheinland Pfalz province and the Rwandan...

Sunday, March 13, 2011, 12:00 AM

HIV/AIDS patients need caution on certain toxic substances

People who have been exposed to the Human Immune Virus (HIV) and those who have suffered the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) should avoid toxic substances as much as possible. AIDS weakens the immune system or defense mechanism by making the health of the patient weaker. Smoking is one...

Sunday, March 13, 2011, 12:00 AM

Foods that improve immunity

Body immunity helps to overcome illness and infection. The stronger the immunity of an individual, the stronger their resistance to some infections. There are a number of vitamins, minerals, plant components and herbs that boost the immune system. Knowing the specific foods that boost the immune...

Thursday, November 18, 2010, 12:00 AM

The cause of increased resistance to anti-malaria drugs

The failure of treatment to exert its expected effect on a malaria infection may be reported from a health center, hospital or clinic suspected following an abnormal increase in cases during subjunctive treatment. Resistance to anti malarial drugs has previously proved to be a challenging problem...

Thursday, September 23, 2010, 12:00 AM

Need for HIV prevention amongst women still high

During the past decades women have been at a higher risk of HIV infection than men. In the past, women never wore condoms during sexual intercourse. Today, high-level sensitization from health experts, government and private health institutions has increased awareness on the use of female condoms....

Saturday, September 18, 2010, 12:00 AM