2016 has seen enormous developments in the health sector. Various initiatives and campaigns have been held in the fight against numerous infectious and non-communicable diseases in the country. However, much remains to be done in order for Rwanda to have healthier citizens. Healthy Times’ Donah Mbabazi spoke to various stakeholders in the health sector on […]
This month, Rwanda joined the rest of the world to celebrate the World Breastfeeding Week (WBW). Premised on the argument that breast milk is an ideal and balanced food for babies, the WBW campaign seeks to increase public awareness on the importance of appropriate feeding practices. Society for Family Health (SFH), a Non-Governmental Organisation concerned […]
Society for Family Health (SFH) Rwanda, an affiliate of Population Services International (PSI) global network, is committed to improving nutrition in the country and contributing towards national development, Manasseh Wandera, SFH executive director, has said. Wandera said SFH is working closely with the Ministry of Health to help the country realize its development agenda in […]
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund has over the years provided the support to Government of Rwanda in promoting sexual and reproductive health interventions aiming at improving the quality of life of the Rwandan people. Read the full article on the SFH Rwanda website.
With the world’s eyes already turning toward Nigeria and Boko Hiram’s kidnapping of almost 300 girls, the World Economic Forum on Africa opened today in the capital, Abuja. With young and rapidly growing populations, many countries in Africa face important challenges and opportunities in the years ahead. World population exceeded 7 billion in 2011, is […]
Nigeria has been listed as one of the several countries that benefited from Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) 7 billion litres of clean drinking water delivered through the company’s global non-profit Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) programme. According a statement signed and released by Lisa Popyk of P&G Global Sustainability Communications from the global headquarters of […]
Fast Company Names PSI Board Member Rebecca Van Dyck among 100 Most Creative People in Business 2012May 21, 2012
Rebecca Van Dyck, PSI Board Member and head of consumer marketing at Facebook, was named among the top 100 Most Creative People in Business 2012 by Fast Company. In an interview with Fast Company’s David Lidsky, Van Dyck offers some lessons on how to thrive anywhere in the world. Read the interview here.
The Social Marketing Plus for Diarrheal Disease Control: Point-of-Use Water Disinfection and Zinc Treatment (POUZN) Project, a $12 million project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) since 2005 closed this November. The goal of the POUZN program was to expand the use of point-of-use (POU) water disinfection and zinc products for […]
Anyone who’s ever felt disheartened about the fight against malaria — the fact that a child dies in Africa every 45 seconds from the disease, to take just one statistic — would do well to turn their sights towards Rwanda. As recently as five years ago, malaria was the country’s top killer. But in just […]
The world has poured billions of dollars into Africa in recent decades trying to address poverty, disease and malnutrition. We know that progress has been too slow, and too uneven. Last week, many eyes were turned toward Tanzania, where some of the world’s brightest minds gathered at the World Economic Forum on Africa. African leaders, […]