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  • 2016 World Diabetes Campaign in Rwanda “Eyes on Diabetes” On November 13th and 14th, the newly built Kigali Convention Center, lightened up the city in blue, the color of unity against diabetes. It has become a regular “rendez-vous” for different organizations and individuals to celebrate the World Diabetes Day in Rwanda every November, and the event has become more and more vivid with new partners joining the activities and awareness campaign each year. Together with the Ministry of Health represented by the Rwanda Biomedical Center, WHO Rwanda, the City…
  • The High Level Meeting on Tobacco Taxation Policy in the African Region kicked off in Kigali Kigali, 23rd August 2016 : The World Health Organization, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning of Rwanda, organized at Kigali, Rwanda, a two days workshop, from 23rd to 24thAugust 2016, on Tobacco Taxation  in the African Region. The participants are focal points for Tobacco Taxation and Tobacco control in the Ministries of Finance, Ministries of Health and WHO Country Offices from selected countries in the Region, including Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gambia,…
  • Rwanda commemorates the World Health Day 2016 Rwanda celebrated World Health Day on 29th May 2016 in an event organized by the Ministry of Health/Rwanda Biomedical Center and its partners, including WHO, with the theme “Scale-Up Non-Communicable Diseases Prevention, Strengthen Care, and Enhance Surveillance”. The national theme for World Health Day aligns with the global theme, “Beat Diabetes”, with a call to address the broader non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Every year, World Health Day is celebrated globally 07 April but the date coincides with the commemoration of the…
  • The African Vaccination Week integrated in the mother and child health week in Rwanda Rwanda organized its biannual Integrated Mother and Child Health Week from 26th to 29th April 2016. The Mother and Child week is organized twice a year and serves as an opportunity to scalehealth services provision, particularly to the hard-to-reach, the unreached and the most vulnerable populations. The Mother and Child Health Week was combined with the African Vaccination Week.
  • Rwanda spearheads switch from tOPV to bOPV in Africa Kigali, 18 April 2016 – On 04 April 2016, the Government of Rwanda with support from WHO and immunization partners made history as the first country in the African Region to introduce bivalent Oral Polio Vaccine (bOPV) in place of the trivalent Oral Polio Vaccine (tOPV) into the schedule of the routine immunization programme for all children under the age of one.

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