Solomon Asaba

editorial@newtimes.co.rw

HIV vaccine could be ready before end of year

A new vaccine for HIV is set to be tested in South Africa this year. The development was revealed during the ongoing 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, following results from immunology studies. Interim immunology studies for the HVTN 100 conducted by US-based HIV Vaccine...

Thursday, July 21, 2016, 12:00 AM

New journalism curriculum to improve competency of practitioners - Njuguna

The University of Rwanda is working on a policy to reduce the duration of courses in certain schools. Among these is the School of Journalism and Communication, where officials want to shorten the four-year bachelors degree programme to three years. The Education Times’ Solomon Asaba caught up...

Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 12:00 AM

HIV vaccine to be ready before the end of the year

A new vaccine to treat HIV is set to be tested in South Africa this year. The development was revealed during the ongoing 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS2016) in Durban South Africa following results from immunology studies. Interim immunology studies for the HVTN 100 conducted...

Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 12:00 AM

Call for robust approach on HIV as key AIDS conference opens

Activists are concerned that lack of appropriate practices is stifling the overall global progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS.  They are worried that, more than half of those living with HIV/AIDS do not have access to treatment, lack access to new prevention tools, while rights of some...

Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 12:00 AM

Why acid reflux could spell more trouble

During digestion, food is broken down into small particles and mixed with saliva in the mouth before proceeding to the esophagus (food pipe). This process of chewing lubricates the food before it is further mixed with various enzymes and hydrochloric acid within the stomach. From here it proceeds...

Monday, July 18, 2016, 12:00 AM

Experts deliberate on ways to ensure aflatoxin-free food

As part of efforts to reduce food poisoning from molds, scientists from at least 13 African nations deliberated on ways of controlling aflatoxins within foods such as maize and groundnuts. The discussions were held during a four day Aflatoxin Biocontrol Workers’ Network Workshop that ended...

Saturday, July 16, 2016, 12:00 AM

Holiday coaching: When is it necessary?

In a few days to come, students will break off for the second term holiday. The intention is to relax from routine schoolwork. Unfortunately, as many plan to spend time with their families, others await special lessons from tutors until the next school term opens. Despite strong warnings from...

Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 12:00 AM

Hernia: Why you should not ignore that swelling

When people experience abdominal discomfort of all sorts they tend to immediately relate it to common food poisoning, stomach upsets or simple distension. However, this may not always be the case. If the pain involves weakness, pressure or a feeling of heaviness in the abdomen, a burning, gurgling...

Monday, July 11, 2016, 12:00 AM

Engage children in sports for better discipline

While sometimes talent is wasted because children are not given ample time to exercise their passion, 42 year old Aloys Manzi believes it should change for people to support children who exhibit varied interest in sports. Through the Aloys Manzi soccer academy, children collected from all...

Sunday, July 3, 2016, 12:00 AM

Agricultural transformation will lift communities out of poverty – global expert

The recently concluded Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa, FARA and the agricultural science week that took place in Kigali attracted many people from different countries around the world. Most of them were from agricultural and development organisations. Organised under the theme ,‘Apply...

Saturday, July 2, 2016, 12:00 AM

Obesity: Why is it on an upward trend?

In the olden days, obesity was common among old people. As they complained about the pain and complications caused by this lifestyle condition, young one’s looked on with an assumption that danger was miles away. This is not the case anymore; the trend has changed and latest Rwanda Demographic and...

Monday, June 27, 2016, 12:00 AM

How a clothing company is promoting 'Made in Rwanda'

The sound of sewing machines echoes from a distance as you approach one of the busiest factories in Rwanda’s economic zone. Everyone seems busy, concentrating on finishing the work at hand. In this enclosed building, an order has already been placed and the team must work towards beating the...

Sunday, June 26, 2016, 12:00 AM

Education ministry speaks out on school bus safety

In the wake of recent accidents that involved students in Kigali, the Ministry of Education has called for concerted efforts between parents, school leaders and city authorities to improve the safety of pupils who use school buses. The development comes after it emerged that buses that transport...

Friday, June 24, 2016, 12:00 AM

Having more women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics vital for national development agenda - Dr Tschol

In a development that first emerged when President Paul Kagame first met with Neil Turok, the founder of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI), the government of Rwanda through the Ministry of Education signed a partnership agreement with the latter...

Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 12:00 AM

Experts call for innovation in treatment of ENT diseases

Ear, nose and throat (ent) specialists are calling for innovations and integration of available evidence based practices on the continent to improve treatment of diseases in the head and neck region. The experts, from 22 countries, were yesterday speaking during the opening session of a three-day...

Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 12:00 AM

Telemedicine: The future of healthcare

In an enclosed room at Rwanda Military Hospital in Kanombe, students listen attentively to instructions from a video interaction. This is part of their medical training, a session that allows them to interface with senior health professionals from top countries around the world. However, this...

Monday, June 20, 2016, 12:00 AM

Want better grades? Improve your hygiene

Students, teachers and parents have different perceptions when it comes to neatness. Much as some students are seen on a daily basis putting on ironed uniforms with their shirts tacked in and shoes buckled, others have the liberty to move around with their tops freely hanging and unbothered about...

Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 12:00 AM

Why some economies are going negative on interest

When banks lend people money, the borrowers usually pay back the principle plus interest. While that has been the trend for centuries, some of the world’s greatest economies are turning this traditional practice on its head and instead rewarding borrowers, but then charging depositors who...

Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 12:00 AM

How fasting can improve your health

Since the ancient days, believers have considered fasting part of their spiritual life. Christians fast during lent while Judaism observe some fasting at a certain point in the year. Similarly, the holy month of Ramadhan has just begun for Muslims around the world. While the common impression is...

Monday, June 13, 2016, 12:00 AM

Rwanda, South Korea in new agreement to promote e-Health

The Ministry of Health has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Republic of South Korea as part of efforts to improve technology within the health sector. The collaboration is expected to improve cooperation between Rwanda and Korea in the field of telemedicine, hospital information...

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 12:00 AM

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