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Rwanda Sites

The Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) was created in January 2011 with the vision to become a center of excellence for the prosperity of the country, ensuring quality health service delivery, education and research. With the mission to promote quality affordable and sustainable health care services to the population through innovative and evidence-based interventions and practices, RBC is the first point of contact for social and behavior change activities in Rwanda.

With a vision to pursue an integrated and community-driven development process through the provision of equitable, accessible and quality health care services, the mission of the Rwanda Ministry of Health is to provide and continually improve affordable promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative health care services of the highest quality, contributing to the reduction of poverty and enhancing the general well-being of the population.

Rwanda establishes a national Health Research Agenda (NHRA) every five years to guide the conduct of research according to set priorities. It is paramount to regularly map all research as per the priorities first, to ensure monitoring the progress of the current NHRA implementation and second, to set the baseline for future NHRA. In addition to that, it is within ethical mandate to register your research for the following benefits, among others:

External Sites

The Compass is a curated collection of social and behavior change (SBC) resources. The collection offers the highest quality "how-to" tools and packages of materials from SBC projects. Each item in the Compass is vetted to ensure it was developed via a strategic process and had documented success in the field.

In 2005, USAID’s Bureau of Global Health developed the Global Health eLearning (GHeL) Center to provide its worldwide mission-based health staff with access to state of the art technical global health information. The courses and certificate programs at the Center offer self-paced Internet-based courses that:

The Hinari Programme, set up by WHO together with major publishers, enables low- and middle-income countries to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of biomedical and health literature. There are now 15,000 journals, 60,000 e-books, and 105 other information resources available to health institutions in more than 120 countries, areas and territories benefiting many thousands of health workers and researchers, and in turn, contributing to improve world health.

Knowledge for Health (K4Health) is a global USAID-funded knowledge management project. Led by Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP), K4Health seeks to improve family planning and reproductive health services in low- and middle-income countries by changing the way family planning knowledge is accessed, shared, and used. The K4Health site provides an unparalleled collection of freely accessible family planning and related health knowledge resources that can help you in your work.

Springboard is an online community of social and behavior change (SBC) professionals who are passionate about making a difference in the world. Members seek access to experts, the latest theories and tools  and the most stimulating discussions and educational opportunities, in order to advance their own knowledge and skills. Closely teamed with the Compass, it is a place for ideas and learning, suited to those working at any level of expertise and in any SBC-related field.

The mission of the Communication Initiative Network is to convene the communication and media development, social and behavioural change community for more effective local, national, and international development action. The CI Network has over 103,000 people engaged in international development. The network has shared 38,000 “items” of knowledge. These are organised by over 500 different taxonomy codes that facilitate a filtered search process.

Communication for Development (C4D) is central to everything UNICEF does. Working in partnership with national governments, civil society organizations and development agencies, UNICEF Communication for Development uses a mix of social mobilization, advocacy and behavior and social change strategies on issues ranging from polio immunization to birth registration, from Ebola response to girls' education, from exclusive breastfeeding to prevention of HIV and AIDS.

The WHO Library is the world’s leading library on public health. It provides access to knowledge from WHO as well as to other sources of scientific literature produced around the world. WHO Library resources and expertise also provide scientific evidence and knowledge to low- and middle- income countries through a set of low-cost/high-use initiatives.