Could childhood TB be higher than estimated?

A new study quantifying the global burden of Tuberculosis (TB) among children suggests there are tens of millions of children with undiagnosed TB. Researchers at the University of Sheffield, Imperial College London, and TB Alliance found evidence that there is a large gap between the number of...

Thursday, July 31, 2014, 12:00 AM

Experts urge early Hepatitis screening

Concerted efforts are needed to curb the prevalence of Hepatitis B and C, experts have said.  They were speaking during an event to mark the World Hepatitis Day in Kigali on Monday. The day was characterised by a march from Kimihurura to Remera, aimed at raising awareness about the disease...

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 12:00 AM

Dakar Education resolutions: How is Rwanda fairing?

The six education goals set out at a global education forum in Dakar, Senegal, in April 2000, are within reach in Rwanda, education officials say. The global forum held under the theme “Education For All” (EFA), set out six goals aimed at addressing the learning needs of all children,...

Monday, July 28, 2014, 12:00 AM

Could childhood TB be higher than estimated?

A new study quantifying the global burden of Tuberculosis (TB) among children suggests there are tens of millions of children with undiagnosed TB. Researchers at the University of Sheffield, Imperial College London, and TB Alliance found evidence that there is a large gap between the number of...

Monday, July 28, 2014, 12:00 AM

Dakar education resolutions: How is Rwanda fairing?

The six education goals set out at a global education forum in Dakar, Senegal, in April 2000, are within reach in Rwanda, education officials say. The global forum held under the theme “Education For All” (EFA), set out six goals aimed at addressing the learning needs of all children,...

Monday, July 28, 2014, 12:00 AM

Habumuremyi hands over to new Prime Minister

Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi yesterday assumed office, pledging to take on his new role with dedication. “I would like to thank the President for entrusting me with this important position. It gives me yet another opportunity to serve my country with commitment and diligence,” he...

Friday, July 25, 2014, 12:00 AM

40 teachers for English language training in US

At least 40 primary and secondary school teachers have left the country for the United States for a one-month training in the English language. The teachers, who departed in two batches on Thursday and Friday, are part of a programme jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Education and the...

Friday, July 25, 2014, 12:00 AM

Another fire out break in Kigali city

Business almost came to a standstill  yesterday in Gikondo industrial park when fire broke out destroying property. “The fire started at about 1:30pm on a premise of one Anatoli Nsengimana, a business man  destroying a couple of fuel drums, before our  fire fighting trucks...

Sunday, July 20, 2014, 12:00 AM

Minecofin donates Rwf5m to Kamonyi Genocide survivors

Genocide survivors in Gacurabwenge sector, Kamonyi District on Friday received a Rwf5million grant from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (Minecofin). The beneficiaries, under their 49-member Imararungu Co-operative, will use the money to rebuild their lives, according to officials....

Saturday, July 19, 2014, 12:00 AM

New electronic system to ease management of teachers data

Management of information related to primary and secondary school teachers will no longer be a challenge following the launch of an electronic system. The online based programme, that took about four years to develop, will handle information related to appointment, licensing, evaluation, grading,...

Friday, July 18, 2014, 12:00 AM

Crime down by 5%

The level of crime in the country has continued to decrease, indicating a 5.6 percent reduction between January and June this year, the Minister of Internal Security, Sheikh Musa Fazil Harelimana, said yesterday. The minister was speaking at a press conference held at the Rwanda National Police...

Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 12:00 AM

Push for uniform social health protection system

Regional healthcare players have called for harmonisation of the various national health insurance systems as part of the East African Community integration agenda. This was during a consultative meeting held in Kigali on Monday. “The move would enable people get health care in any of the...

Monday, July 7, 2014, 12:00 AM

Rehabilitated drug addict tells his story

When Daniel Sibomana, then 14, lost his father and sibling during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, he turned to drugs for solace. “Doing drugs like cannabis and Kanyanga (banned illicit brew) gave me better feelings about life,” he said. Despite all the drug abuse, Sibomana...

Sunday, July 6, 2014, 12:00 AM

Eight patients undergo free cardiac care

At least eight patients received free open heart surgery care last week, courtesy of an 18-member team of visiting surgeons. The exercise was carried out at King Faisal Hospital Rwanda by specialists under the banner, Physicans Across Continents, a nonprofit organisation based in Saudi Arabia....

Monday, June 30, 2014, 12:00 AM

Youth pay tribute to Rwanda Patriotic Army

About 3,000 youth converged at IPRC Kigali grounds, in Kicukiro yesterday to honour the Rwanda Patriotic Army (RPA), that launched Rwanda’s liberation struggle on October 1, 1990 and went on to stop the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The event was part of activities organised to mark the...

Monday, June 30, 2014, 12:00 AM

Rura recognises best public transport companies

The Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (Rura) on Wednesday awarded best performing public transport companies. In Kigali, City Centre Transport Co-operative (CCTC) topped with about 84.3 per cent, followed by Remera Transport co-operative with 81.3 per cent. In upcountry routes, Omega Car...

Friday, June 27, 2014, 12:00 AM

Stay away from drugs and alcohol, youth told

Youth have been urged to stay away from abusing drugs in order to live meaningful lives. This statement was made on Thursday during activities to mark the International Day against drug abuse in Rubavu District, Western Province. “Drug abuse is not only bad for your health, but has...

Friday, June 27, 2014, 12:00 AM

Gicumbi Hospital in drive to fight TB

In a bid to curb high Tuberculosis (TB) cases in the district, Gicumbi Hospital, Northern Province has started a counter drive. This was revealed last week during a countrywide tour of hospitals by officials from the Ministry of Health. Donatha Uwanyirigira, a laboratory manager with the hospital...

Monday, June 23, 2014, 12:00 AM

500 to receive free healthcare

About 500 patients are to benefit from free healthcare this week courtesy of a visiting team of four Indian specialists. The service is expected to be offered at Hopital La Croix Du Sud, also known as Kwa Nyirinkwaya, Kigali, from Thursday to Saturday. “We shall handle cancer-related cases,...

Monday, June 23, 2014, 12:00 AM

Kibogora Hospital in drive to wipe out respiratory diseases

Nyamasheke is not your average district when it comes to weather. The Western Province district is one of the coldest in the country, with the chilly weather making the residents prone to respiratory diseases. Jean Claude Manirafasha, a data analyst with Kibogora Hospital in the district, said...

Monday, June 23, 2014, 12:00 AM

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