Rwanda: Is Parenting On Its Deathbed?
"I have to go to work but please clean your room and also help with the dishes," a parent tells her teenage daughter who is on school holiday. But the response is astonishing. Read more »
Rwanda: Song Sums Up Complexity of Saving an Unborn Life
One will occasionally hear the catchy, if emotive Kiswahili tune, Nerea, being played by many, if not all, of the Kigali FM stations. Read more »
Africa: Debate - Should International Adoption Be Banned?
Yes. It's impossible to control Read more »
Africa: Experts Urge Protection of Children in Armed Conflicts Through Laws
There is need for African countries to domesticate international legal instruments which are in place to protect children, particularly during armed conflicts. Read more »
Rwanda: Mothers and Children Born of Rape - the Agonizing Struggle for Acceptance
21st century wars or new wars as they have come to be known are characterised by widespread rape of women and girls. Pre-meditated rape is used as a weapon of war to subjugate and… Read more »
Rwanda: Pregnancy - How to Sail Through the Delicate Nine Months
Annet Nsekanabo is pregnant with her first child. But while the 28-year-old was ready for the pregnancy, she is reluctant to give up on certain lifestyles which could cause harm to… Read more »
Rwanda: Dutch Minister, UNFPA Chief Inspect Family Planning Progress
The Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development, Lilianne Ploumen, and the executive director of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr Babatunde Osotimehin, on Tuesday,… Read more »
Rwanda: Murekezi On Why Midwives Should Be Celebrated
Josephine Murekezi is the President of the Rwanda Association of Midwives and has been in the midwifery field for 31 years. For the last ten years, she has been training young… Read more »
Rwanda: Strengthen Initiatives to Train More Midwives
As Rwanda marked the International Day of the Midwife, on Thursday, shortage of midwives was cited as a stumbling block in provision of child and maternal health care. Read more »
Rwanda: Fertility Rates Decline Among Rwandan Women - Survey
There has been an overall improvement in Rwanda's health indicators, according to the 5th Demographic and health survey released by the National Institute of Statistics Rwanda… Read more »
Rwanda: Decline in Fertility Rate Will Improve Quality of Population
The 5th demographic and health survey, released by the National Institute of Statistics Rwanda yesterday, shows an improvement in the country's health indicators. Read more »
Rwanda: Shortage of Midwives, a Bottle Neck in Health Care Provision
Shortage of midwives is still a challenge as Rwanda seeks to achieve goal 3 of the Sustainable Development Goals - Maternal and Child Health. Read more »
Rwanda: The Five Proven Strategies to Boost Immunisation Coverage
Vaccines are recognised among "best buys" in the global health field. They provide the best return on investment in terms of saved lives and improved health outcomes. Read more »
Rwanda: Children to Be Dewormed During 'Maternal and Child Health Week'
Thin Ministry of Health, in partnership with the Office of the First Lady, through Imbuto Foundation, yesterday launched what they called 'Maternal and Child Health Week', with a… Read more »
Rwanda: Health Ministry to Bolster Malaria Interventions During 'Mother and Child Health Week'
Following the resurgence of malaria cases in the country, the Ministry of Health is seeking to reinforce interventions at the community level. Read more »
Rwanda: Early Childhood Development and Family Project Recognises Caregivers
Imbuto Foundation, in partnership with the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion and Unicef Rwanda, is recognising the great contribution of individuals who care for children… Read more »
Rwanda: Imbuto in Anti-Teenage Pregnancy, HIV Campaign At Bugarura Island
At least 30 out of 2,059 residents of Bugarura Island on Lake Kivu in Rutsiro District are HIV-positive and are under antiretroviral therapy (ART), meaning that more than 1 per… Read more »
Rwanda: Mother of Conjoined Baby Appeals for Help
The mother who gave birth to a baby boy with two heads at Kirehe Hospital is appealing for help. Read more »
Africa: Rwanda's Immunisation Coverage At 99 Percent - Report
Rwanda's immunisation coverage stands at 99 per cent, according to a new report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Office for Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean Region. Read more »
Rwanda: What the New Maternity Law Means for a Working Mother
For years, working mothers have struggled with the pain of leaving their newborn babies at home with housemaids, because they couldn't afford to forego a salary for two months… Read more »
Rwanda: Zika Is a Big Threat to Pregnant Travellers, Says RBC Official
Zika virus is an emerging mosquito-borne virus that was first identified in 1947 in the neighbouring Uganda. Following a recent outbreak in America, experts are concerned that the… Read more »
Rwanda: Too Posh to Breastfeed - Do You Know the Consequences?
Why would someone give birth, and walk out of the hospital to stock formula milk for a baby that is just weeks old? What happened to exclusive breastfeeding for the first six… Read more »
Rwanda: Relief for Working Mothers As MPs Enact Maternity Fund Law
Parliament has approved a draft law that sets up a fund to enable employed women get their full monthly salary while on maternity leave. Read more »
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