The crucial role of education in Rwanda’s fight against COVID-19: a personal reflection of our local project manager D’artagnan Habintwali
In 2019 when the first case of COVID-19 was reported in China, in Rwanda we did not think that COVID-19 was going to be as serious as it is today. Only a few months after the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Rwanda on 14th March 2020, health institutions started to get ready, and the panic was growing big among people.
Monday 14th of June 2021, our local partners at Rinda Ubuzima and the Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) started an exciting series of eight kick-off workshop in southwestern Rwanda to initiate the second round of trainings for community health workers (CHWs) as part of the Health[e]Community Rwanda program.
The Umurinzi Ebola Vaccine Program was launched in December 2019 with the objective of educating and vaccinating community members against the deadly Ebola disease and prevent it from spreading further in Africa. What started as a holistic Ebola preparedness program expanded into a COVID-19 containment program as well.
The Rwandan government set up a multidisciplinary team to assess and strengthen preparedness and response to the COVID-19 epidemic.
We are happy to announce that Merck for Mothers has recommended a 3-year (2014-2016) grant award to HealtheFoundation to support a project in Rwanda
The Health[e]Foundation Newsletter for July 2013 is <a title="Health[e]Foundation Newsletter July 2013" href="https://www.healthefoundation.eu/newsletter.vm?id=5" target="_blank">online</a>.
<p>Another 100 doctors and nurses trained in the HIV e-learning course in Kigali, Rwanda. </p>