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  • 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.
  • Burundi Refugee Children vaccinated against Measles and polio From 23rd to 24th May, the Government of Rwanda, Ministry of Disasters Management and Refugees and Ministry of Health, UN Agencies in Rwanda, namely UNHCR, UNICEF, WHO and other Partners have organized an integrated immunization campaign for children under 15 years in the Burundi Refugees Camp of Mahama, District Kirehe, Eastern Province.
  • Rwanda commemorates Integrated Mother and Child Health Week From 30 March to 3 April 2015, Rwanda organized its annual Integrated Mother and Child Health (MCH) Week. The MCH Week takes place twice a year and serves as an opportunity to catch up with health service provisions to particularly vulnerable, hard to reach communities and children that are eligible for vaccination but have not yet received it.
  • World TB Day 2015: No one in Rwanda should be left behind in fight against TB On 24 March, WHO Rwanda organized World Tuberculosis Day under the theme “Early detection and diagnosis for correct care of tuberculosis for all”. On this day, many activities were conducted at the central level and each district for the success of World TB day through advocacy, communication and social mobilization activities.
  • Rwanda hosts high level meeting on tobacco taxation in the African Region Kigali, 2 March 2015 -- The World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning of Rwanda have organized a two day workshop from 2 to 3 March 2015 to help governments improve health and increase revenues by identifying “best practices” for tobacco taxation. Governments have the potential to use tobacco taxes to manage consumption, raise revenue and promote public health. Evidence shows that a well-administered tobacco tax leads to reduced…