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WHO biennial report: Rwanda Country Office 2012 - 2013
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  • 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…
  • World AIDS Day Celebration in Rwanda This year the World Aids Day was launched on December 1, 2014 at Lemigo Hotel, Kigali, with the theme entitled: “The Role of Media in Early Treatment to Reduce HIV related Morbidity and Mortality”. The function gathered representatives of media community, newspapers, radio, television, and social media.
  • World Mental Health Day in Rwanda 2014 Rwanda has celebrated the World Health Day on 10th October 2014. The theme of this year was « Living a healthy life with Schizophrenia ». The theme has been adapted at country level and put into national context. Also sensitization activities on mental health have been conducted country wide during the entire month of October by the national Mental Health Programme, Rwanda Biomedical Center, Ministry of Health with support of its various NGOs partners. The ceremony of World Mental Day…
  • Integrated Mother and Child Health week and 12+ Program launching in Rwanda Rwanda has organized from 07th to 09th October the Integrated Mother and Child Health Week for the second time this year. The first week was organized in March 2014. The launching ceremony took place in Musanze District, Northern Province on 07th October. The launching of the Week coincided with the launching of the 12+ Program targeting young girls between 10 and 12 years. The Guest of Honour of this ceremony was the Minister of State in charge of Public Health…
  • ‘Equality for women, progress for all’ – WHO Rwanda supports International Women’s Day On Saturday 8th March, the world marked International Women’s Day and celebrated the progress made by women globally, whilst illuminating the progress that still has to be made to guarantee equity for women. This year, the global theme for international Women’s day was: ‘equality for women, is progress for all’. In line with this theme, from the 10th – 21st March, the United Nations held the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58) at the UN…