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The mission of the WHO Rwanda Country Office is to promote the attainment of the highest sustainable level of health by all people living in Rwanda through collaboration with the government and other partners in health development and the provision of technical and logistic support to country programmes.

  • Launching of hygiene national campaign and global hand washing day in Rwanda 2014 On 16th January 2014, Rwanda officially launched a six-month national campaign to improve personal, domestic and public places hygiene. The ceremony took place at a Primary School in Nkombo Island, in Rusizi District, in Western Province. The technical and financial part for the launching has been supported by WHO and UNICEF among others. The Guest of Honour of this ceremony was Dr Jean de Dieu NGIRABEGA, Deputy Director General in charge HIV/AIDS and Disease Prevention and Control at the Rwanda…
  • The World No Tobacco Day 2013 in Rwanda « Second hand smoke kills » Rwanda has celebrated the World No Tobacco Day on 14 June 2013. The theme worldwide was "Ban to Tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship". In Rwanda, the theme has been adapted to the current priority in fighting against tobacco, which is "Second Hand Smoke Kills". Activities along the previous week to the celebration day were oriented to sensitization activities reminding communities to not smoke in public places and closed areas. The messages were conveyed to…
  • Rwanda first sub-Saharan African country to introduce measles-rubella vaccine nationwide with GAVI support As part of its ongoing efforts to prevent measles and rubella, Rwandan health workers will vaccinate nearly five million children between the ages of 9 months and 14 years during the four-day measles-rubella vaccination campaign, which begins today in a village outside Kigali. In addition, girls attending school in Primary 6 and Secondary 3 grades will also receive their first doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to protect them against the leading cause of cervical cancer.
  • HPV Vaccine in Mother and Child Week in Rwanda The second Mother and Child Health Week 2012 edition has been organized from 16 to 18 October 2012. The official ceremony at national level took place in Karongi District, Western Province. The Guest of honor of this ceremony was the Minister of Health. The United Nations Agencies and other Health Partners have been actively involved in all activities relating to organization and celebration of the Week. The theme of the Week was: “Handwashing with soap is more than just a…
  • Conference on Social Health Protection in the East African Community Ministers of Health from the East African Community Countries (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda) and delegates gathered from 11 to 13 September, 2012, at the Serena Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda, for the Regional Conference on Social Health Protection in the East African Community (EAC) . The conference focused on the sharing of best practices, from countries within the EAC and others, as well as discussion of a framework for harmonization of Social Health Protection across the partner states. The Conference…