Documentation

The Rwanda Public Health Bulletin is a publication of Ministry of Health in Rwanda. It was initiated to share medical research findings which would be timely and useful for health professionals, researchers, and policy makers.

The Bulletin was officially inaugurated by Honorable Minister of Health Dr Diane Gashumba at Kigali Serena Hotel in March 2019.

Issue number one was published in March 2019 and covers medical research findings on these topics:

Rwanda National Health Research Registry is an integrated database of medical research carried out in Rwanda.

The research reports that are included were analysed, presented, and approved by National Health Research Committee.

The main objective of the 2014-15 Rwanda Demographic and Health Survey (RDHS) was to obtain current information on demographic and health indicators, including family planning; maternal mortality; infant and child mortality; nutrition status of mothers and children; prenatal care, delivery, and postnatal care; childhood diseases; and pediatric immunization.

This survey was conducted in northern part of Rwanda. It was carried out as a result of the Gikuriro Progam needing statistics on which to base a WASH and nutrition project.

This report provides information on:
1. Childhood Stunting
2. Nutrition and WASH
3. Household Food Security
4. Knowledge on Infant and Young Child Feeding
5. Morbidity and Health-Services Utilization

This strategy is part of the Rwandan national initiative intending to significantly reduce malaria morbidity and mortality. The program has behavior change at its foundation, and it requires people to adopt the necessary behaviors to achieve malaria pre-elimination. In order to carry out this work, massive community mobilization is required.

Case management of malaria has undergone profound changes over the years since the introduction and widespread use of rapid diagnostic testing (RDT) and artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT). Recent years have seen the evolution of home management of malaria, community-based management of malaria and integrated community case management (iCCM) of malaria packages.