Medicine

Chinese First Lady donates Covid-19 medical equipment to Rwanda

Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) has received 120,000 body temperature testers and 18,000 surgical face masks from the First Lady of China, Peng Liyuan, to the First Lady of Rwanda, Jeannette Kagame. The consignment was received on Tuesday, July 7, by Dr. Sabin Nsanzimana, Director General of RBC...

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 2:00pm

Rwanda suspends Kenyan-made paracetamol over quality issues

The Rwanda Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has suspended a Kenyan-made Paracetamol drug over quality issues and ordered actors in the pharmaceutical sector to recall stock as more investigations are being undertaken. The paracetamol drug goes by the brand “Totomol 120mg/5ml” and it is...

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 6:23pm

Could traditional medicine become a viable industry?

Traditional healers in Rwanda could soon benefit from government support with the aim to help them set up small model processing plants for herbal medicine as part of the industrial development and lucrative businesses that offer jobs in the next five years, officials say. According to George...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 1:09am

Origins of ordinary things: Stethoscope

By Elizabeth Buhungiro When you go to a hospital and you see someone wearing a white lab coat and a metallic device hanging around his/her neck, you know without anyone telling you that that person is a doctor. The metallic device is called a stethoscope. According to the American Diagnostic...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:04pm

Child born with rare heart condition gets free operation at Oshen King Faisal

About three weeks ago, medics at the University Teaching Hospital of Kigali (CHUK) helped a woman deliver through C-section to a child with a rare disorder. The newborn, a female, had its whole heart out, resting on the chest. When the doctors broke the sad news to the mother, she was not so...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 11:51pm

Africa needs to make more medicine, health ministers

African countries import more than 97 percent of medicine, and the way to resolve this is to develop local manufacturing capacity, African health officials have said. The high-level delegates from African nations are attending a six-day conference in Beijing themed “Access to Medicine and...

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 11:56pm

What medicine should I avoid during pregnancy?

Dear Doctor, I am two months pregnant with my first baby. I have not had any complications, and it seems to be going smoothly. I would like to know, however, about taking medications during pregnancy. For example, I’m used to taking painkillers when I have a headache, is that still safe?...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 11:20pm

An unusual medical training tool got its start as a childish prank

Allen Wittman and Andrew Masters are two grown men who make a living selling bathroom humor. In 2005, the two former engineers founded Liquid Ass, LLC, in North Carolina. At the time, their entire business was based on selling a spray that comes in a three-ounce plastic bottle bearing the company...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 9:21am

Kayonza teen builds a business from herbal plants

Emmanuella Yvonne Iradukunda, 19, saw opportunity in the flower and jumped on it. The flower, known as Hibiscus is popular in Rwanda for its beauty when planted in gardens or used as decorations in homes But for Iradukunda, it has a lot more use. It first restored her mother’s health and...

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 12:57pm

How do I treat diaper rash?

Dear Doctor, All the diapers I use for my new-born seem to give her a rash. I’ve used almost every brand worth trying but they all leave her with a rash. Is there something I can use to help? Lynette ----- Dear Lynette, Diaper rash is a common troublesome problem in babies. It occurs...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 7:15pm

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