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  • Rwanda | WHO, UNHCR and Ministry of Health conduct joint field visit to Mahama Refugee camp to assess the on-going typhoid fever control measures. 11 January 2016 - Massive influx of Burundians into south western Rwanda started around March 31st 2015 as a result of the on-going political crisis in that country. These refugees are accommodated in Mahama Camp in Kirehe District of Rwanda.
  • WHO supports deworming campaign against soil-transmitted helminthiasis in Rwanda Kigali, 20 October 2015 - The WHO Country Office in Rwanda, through its continuous support to the Ministry of Health, has donated 6 355 000 albendazole tablets to support the upcoming deworming campaign against soil transmitted helminthiasis. The countrywide campaign will take place in local communities and schools at the end October 2015, and will be integrated in the regular Mother and Child Health Week which is organised twice a year.Soil-transmitted helminth is one of the most common infections worldwide,…
  • Rwanda | Improving the use of malaria data for decision making Analysis of health data from countries in Africa reflects differences in country specific interpretation of indicators, resulting in difficulties in comparison of data and measuring regional progress. At a national level, countries have highlighted the need for improved data on malaria interventions and related trends to inform their actions.To address this, the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Rwanda is organizing a five day capacity building workshop on surveillance, monitoring and evaluation for nine…
  • Rwanda Paediatric Association committed to boost vaccination According to different surveys conducted in Rwanda, the rate of Fully Immunized Children (FIC) has reached and maintained to more than 90% for several years. Due to high routine immunization coverage and periodic supplementary immunization activities (SIAs), the country is on track to meet global target of Vaccine preventable diseases control, elimination and eradication. In fact, the last case of wild polio virus was reported in 1993, neonatal tetanus has been eliminated in 2004 and Rwanda is in process to…
  • Deworming campaign improves child health, school attendance in Rwanda Christophe Harerimana, a school teacher for more than 20 years in Rwanda, became worried in recent years. Many of his students were coming to class ill and were having trouble concentrating.

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