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6th International African Palliative Care Conference
Hosted by African Palliative Care Association and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Rwanda   17-20 September, 2019     Kigali Convention Centre | Rwanda Thank you for participating in the International African Palliative Care Conference

Rwanda Ebola preparedness  

World Health Organization praises Rwanda’s Ebola Preparedness efforts- www.moh.rw.gov- published 25 July 2019 ) World Health Organization has praised Rwanda’s efforts to prevent Ebola from spreading to the country. In a news release dated July 24 2019,WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus commended Rwanda on its ongoing Ebola preparedness efforts and confirmed that no cases of Ebola have been reported from the country to date.Read more

 

WHO applauds Rwanda’s Ebola preparedness effortsreliefweb.int- published 24July 2019 )   WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus today commended Rwanda on its ongoing Ebola preparedness efforts and confirmed that no cases of Ebola have been reported from the country to date.“Rwanda has been proactive and engaged in Ebola preparedness at all levels since the outbreak was declared almost one year ago in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo. We commend the actions taken so far and confirm that there have been no cases of Ebola in Rwanda to date, despite high levels of traffic and movement of people between the two countries,” said Dr. Tedros.Read more

WHO applauds Rwanda’s Ebola preparedness effort -(www.who.int-Published 24 July 2019) WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus today commended Rwanda on its ongoing Ebola preparedness efforts and confirmed that no cases of Ebola have been reported from the country to date.“Rwanda has been proactive and engaged in Ebola preparedness at all levels since the outbreak was declared almost one year ago in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo. We commend the actions taken so far and confirm that there have been no cases of Ebola in Rwanda to date, despite high levels of traffic and movement of people between the two countries,” said Dr. Tedros.Read more

Ebola alert: Rwanda reassures public, urges vigilance after first Goma case. – (The New Times published on 16 July 2019)-- The Ministry of Health has moved to reassure the general public there is no case of Ebola outbreak in Rwanda, but urged vigilance to help prevent the virus from spreading to the country. Read More

On Alert: Rwanda Readies For Possible Ebola Outbreak. – (KT Press published on 15 July 2019)-- Rwanda is on the alert to avert any possible exposure to the Ebola virus following the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) confirming the first case in the eastern town of Goma, bordering Rwanda. Read More

Rwanda issues travel alert for DR Congo over Ebola case – (RFI-Published 17 July 2019) --Rwanda's health ministry on Monday urged citizens to avoid unnecessary travel to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo after a case of Ebola was discovered in a city straddling its border.The case was detected in Goma, a city of around one million that is separated by a border crossing from the town of Gisenyi, in western Rwanda. Read more

WHO says investigators conclude Ebola victim did not enter Rwanda –(The NewTimes –Published 20 July 2019) --- GENEVA – A Congolese woman who may have spread the deadly Ebola virus in Uganda did not go to Rwanda or the Congolese city of Goma while contagious, the World Health Organization said on Friday.On Thursday, a report written by Uganda’s Health Ministry and published by the WHO’s Africa office had said the woman, a fishmonger, was suspected of going to Goma and Rwanda as well as Uganda before she died. Read more

Health minister refutes claims Congolese Ebola victim passed through Rwanda – (The  NewTimes - Published 19 July 2019) --- The Minister for Health, Dr Diane Gashumba, has refuted claims that a Congolese fishmonger who died of Ebola a few days ago might have entered Rwanda infected with the virus. According to the World Health Organisation, the victim is said to have travelled across the border to Uganda on July 11 to sell fish at Mpondwe market from where she had four vomiting incidents before returning to Congo and died shortly after. Read more

 

Eight Rwandan hospitals to undertake clinical drills on Ebola preparedness – (The NewTimes-Published 30 July 2019) --- The Ministry of Health is undertaking clinical drills to assess the preparedness of medics at different public hospitals in high risk areas as far as Ebola response is concerned. A statement from the Rwanda Biomedical Centre said that the drills started Monday and will run through August 9 at eight district hospitals, engaging medics who form “the rapid response team.” Read more

 

Rwanda scales up Ebola prevention measures – ( CNBC – Published 31 July 2019) --- The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has hit the one year mark and has seen a rise in cases. Despite this neighbouring Rwanda has been hailed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for its preparedness, the country has taken a number of measures in an effort to prevent the epidemic from entering its territory. Malik Kayumba, Spokesperson for Ministry of Health Rwanda joins CNBC Africa for more. Read more

Rwanda installs thermal cameras at entry points for Ebola surveillance – (Xinhua – Published 31 July 2019) ---  KIGALI, July 30 (Xinhua) -- Rwanda has installed thermal cameras at some entry points at risk zones to reinforce Ebola surveillance, a health official said on Tuesday. About 12 cameras have so far been installed at selected entry points including some border posts with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Kigali International Airport, and more are to be installed, Malick Kayumba, Head of Rwanda Health Communication Center at Rwanda Biomedical Center, told Xinhua in a phone interview. Read more

EBOLA, Cascade training in IPC, Case Management, Hand Hygiene, Chlorine Preparation and Mental Health conducted in Rwanda – (Relief Web – Published 31 July 2019) --- Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are from their common border standpoint only 930 km apart. When a first Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak was declared on 1st August 2018 in the North Kivu Province of DRC, the Rwanda Ministry of Health, health partners and WHO engaged into systematic preparedness, response and training activities. They proved to be successful, as the highly contagious disease never crossed the Rwandan border. On 11th June 2019, the Uganda Ministry of Health declared an EVD outbreak in the Kasese District, in western part of the country. The recent outbreak in Uganda comes in the wake of a deadly outbreak in DRC's provinces of North Kivu and Ituri, which has persisted for 10 months. Soma

 

Reminder to straighten measures to prevent the spread of Ebola Virus to Rwanda-www.moh.rw.gov- published 19 July 2019 ) The Ministry of Health would like to remind everyone to contribute in straightening measures to prevent the spread of Ebola Virus to Rwanda.Read more

 

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