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1st WHO AFRICA HEALTH FORUM


The Forum will cover WHO AFRO’s vision for health and development across the continent including how to improve health security, progress towards equity and Universal Health Coverage (UHC), and the unfinished agenda of communicable diseases while exploring the new Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets.


  • Smoking kills 14,000 people every day in the world: “Tobacco – a treat to development” Every May 31, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners mark World No Tobacco Day, highlighting the risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.
  • How can we overcome Malaria threat and make a Rwanda free of Malaria ? 25 April 2017, Rwanda joined the world to commemorate World Malaria Day. It is now time to highlight the need to sustain country efforts and commitment to control and eliminate this life- threatening disease. This year the world malaria day theme is:” Closing the preventive gap for Malaria.” It is thus very imperative to reflect on the achievements made so far, the challenges encountered and the way forward to end Malaria by 2030 in African Region and Rwanda in particular…
  • Thousands of Rwandans get lifesaving health interventions through the Health week The Ministry of Health in collaboration with partners including WHO has finalized a fruitful health week with thousands turning up for different health interventions countrywide. The health week was held between 13th-18th March 2017, and it delivered an integrated package of preventive services known to be highly cost-effective for improving maternal and child health, malaria, HIV, Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and malnutrition control interventions. The health week was covered by different media countrywide, print, audio visual, online and community outreach.…
  • Rwanda employs stringent measures to significantly decline TB incidences Last Friday 24th March 2017 - Rwanda joined the World to celebrate World Tuberculosis day focusing on the young population in Kigali City. The Ministry of Health through Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) with partners support, including WHO, has employed stringent ways that have caused a significant decline in Tuberculosis incidences in Rwanda.
  • 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…

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