Post-natal depression in dads linked to depression in their teenage daughters

Fathers as well as mothers can experience post-natal depression -- and it is linked to emotional problems for their teenage daughters, new research has found. Almost one in 20 new fathers suffered depression in the weeks after their child was born, according to a study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry and co-authored by...

Northern Province: Teens welcome the draft law on contraception for adolescents

Teenagers in the Northern Province of Rwanda have welcomed the draft law concerning easy access to contraceptives for adolescents with mixed feelings, TOPAFRICANEWS has established. The Government of Rwanda wants to review the existing reproductive health law in order to allow more teenagers to have access to family planning methods. Article 7 of that law stipulates...

Rwanda: Married couples prefer Injectable contraceptives more than other FP methods

Rwandan married couples living in rural areas have shown that they prefer to use injectable contraceptives than other contraceptive methods. There are several popular methods for family planning which include use of implants, pills, use of condoms, vasectomy and self-control. Despite women’s preference being Injectable contraceptives, for youth the most preferred methods are use of...

Rwanda: Low Knowledge hinders Family Planning Headway

Kigali,17th December 2018: The Rwanda Bio-Medical Centre (RBC) says that Low knowledge on Family Planning among population is among the key challenges that are hindering the progressive use of family Planning methods available in almost health centers in Rwanda. This was revealed on Monday 17th December 2018 during Media training...

Hospital Managers want LDP+ scaled up in all Health Facilities in Rwanda

Hospital Managers from Kibagabaga and Masaka District Hospitals have requested the Rwandan Ministry of Health and its partners to roll out at other facilities the program called LDP+ (Leadership Development Program Plus) in order to improve health service delivery, TOPAFRICANEWS reports. The request was made on Friday 23rd November 2018 at the LDP+ workshop convened to celebrate the results of...

Conference on Family Planning to discuss women’s role in Creating Positive Change

KIGALI- From Monday, Rwanda hosts the International Conference on Family Planning. This global gathering which runs from 12th November to 15 November 2018 will take place at the Kigali Convention Centre (KCC) On 13th November there will be The Women of Impact: Global Leaders Creating Positive Change panel discussion which will focus on women in leadership roles around the world. The Discussion...

Sex addiction may affect 10 percent of men, survey finds

Is sex addiction real? Researchers say it may be, or at least something close to it, and might be more common than anyone thought. Ten percent of men and 7 percent of women say they have significant levels of stress and dysfunction because of their sexual thoughts or behaviors, the researchers reported Friday. A national survey of more than 2,000 adults...

EAC Partner States move to mitigate HIV/AIDS threats to the Armed Forces

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 15th October, 2018: The Chiefs/Directors of Health Services of the EAC Partner States’ Armed Forces have converged at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania, to discuss and share information among Partner States’ Armed Forces on health matters and to review the status of implementation of previous decisions on the same matter by the Sectoral...

Self Help on How to Eliminate Stress And Anxiety From Your Life

It seems like you hear it all the time from nearly every one you know – “I’m SO stressed out!” Pressures abound in this world today. Those pressures cause stress and anxiety, and often we are ill-equipped to deal with those stressors that trigger anxiety and other feelings that can make us sick. Literally, sick. The statistics are staggering. One...

Ebola death toll in the Democratic Republic of Congo jumps to 41

Forty-one people are now feared to have died from Ebola in a fresh outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Official figures show the death toll has jumped by a fifth in the space of a week as aid workers work round-the-clock to control the situation. Virologists have already warned the situation is ‘hard to control’ because the cases are in...

33 reported dead in Congo Ebola outbreak

The Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 33 people, the World Health Organization said Sunday. An additional 43 suspected cases of Ebola were reported, including 13 confirmed by lab testing, according to WHO. The outbreak is spreading through five health zones in North Kivu province and one health zone in Ituri province, which poses geographic and...

Rwanda starts Ebola screening for all arrivals

KIGALI, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- Rwanda has started Ebola screening of travellers entering the country, an official said on Saturday, following a fresh outbreak of the deadly virus disease in its neighbor the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The purpose of the screening is to ensure that any Ebola cases can be detected and isolated, said Malick Kayumba, the head...

The truth about the tobacco industry in Africa

The World Health Organisation (WHO) reveals that smoking is on the rise in Africa, especially among the youth. Currently, about 1.1 billion people around the world smoke. However, it is expected that by 2025, should tobacco control regulations and smoking prevalence remain relatively the same, there will be at least 1.64 billion smokers worldwide and the accompanying health costs...

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MININFRA Calls for Community Ownership of Water and Sanitation Infrastructures

Rwanda’s Ministry of Infrastructure has called for infrastructures ownership among citizens as they are the ones who benefit from them at the...