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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.

  • 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…
  • Rwanda commemorates World TB Day Monday 24th March 2014 was world TB Day. World TB Day was designed to commemorate the discovery of the TB causing bacteria, tuberculosis bacillus by Dr. Robert Koch in 1882. Currently, TB is still endemic in many nations around the world and affects 9 million people each year, and kills 1.3 million annually. In Rwanda, 6000 cases of TB were notified in 2013, 2000 of which were in Kigali and 60% smear positive. As such, TB is still a huge…
  • Rwanda continues to prioritise maternal and child health : MCH week launch event On Tuesday 11th March 2014, Maternal and Child Health Week Rwanda was launched in Gisagara district. Rwanda is a high performing country on track to reach MDG 4 and 5. This progress made can be attributed to a combination of strategies employed to strengthen the Rwandan health system and make quality of services accessible to a wide population. However, as in most sub-Saharan African countries, Rwanda still bears a heavy burden on high maternal mortality (476/100000 live births), neonatal mortality…


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