Abdoul Salam Nizeyimana, a 27-year-old Rwandan, survived the slaughter of his entire Tutsi family at the hands of Hutu fighters. 2 decades-plus since the genocide, Rwanda’s economy has grown 7-fold, and the country is alive with youthful ambition.

Are you a physician in Ghana, Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, Zambia or Malawi? From your computer or tablet, you can complete the first Medical Certification for Cause of Death (MCCOD) course designed specifically for the African region.

Rift Valley fever’s simmering attack on East Africa may be getting worse as Uganda’s health ministry has reported cases in 2 districts.   Rwanda has reported cases in animals and suspected human cases as well, according to a WHO report released yesterday. These follow a…

More research is needed in low-resource countries with soaring road traffic injuries and deaths. Catherine Staton, of Duke University, and colleagues found one promising strategy for research. They surveyed motorcycle taxi drivers in Rwanda, Sri Lanka and…

GENEVA – Rwandan Sen. Richard Sezibera spelled out the challenge this way: Ebola in 2014. Zika in 2016. Plague in 2017. Ebola again in 2018. “Microbes have always been on the warpath, and they are reminding us they remain on the warpath,” Sen. Sezibera said at a World…

GENEVA – In today’s opening of the 71st World Health Assembly, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made the case for WHO’s relevance and argued forcefully for his strategic vision for the organization’s future. Tedros also pulled out all the stops, including a…

Pollution is the deadliest environmental health hazard on the planet, yet South Africa remains the only sub-Saharan African country with an air-quality monitoring program. Researchers with the Eastern African GEOHealth hub are starting to fill that data gap. The…

In low- and middle-income countries with similar socioeconomic characteristics, the toll of burns varies—but they all share a shortage of treatment options.

There are ways to put waste to work. That’s essentially the premise of sanitation engineer Ashley Muspratt’s sanitation and renewable-fuel company, Pivot, which repurposes human waste in Rwanda. And she’s not alone in her thinking. More and more entrepreneurs are attempting…

Noncommunicable diseases cause about 2 out of 3 deaths globally, and are estimated to become the most common cause of death in Africa by 2030. Rwanda aims to change that with an ambitious goal of reducing by 80% premature deaths caused by NCDs or injuries in people under 40…