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24 May

World Health Assembly elects Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as new WHO Director-General

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia was voted director general of the World Health Organization on Tuesday, the first African ever to head the agency. Dr. Tedros replaces Dr. Margaret Chan of China, who has held the post for the last ten years.

20 May

Digital healthcare solutions by girls for girls

At Youth Forum Series on the sidelines of the Transform Africa Summit 2017 in Kigali, the best four entrepreneurs who won the Innovation Accelerator (iAccelerator) award participated in the Demo Day and pitched their ideas to attract investors in their health projects.

09 May

To reduce maternal deaths, look to midwives

Midwives like Mr. Umuhoza have played a key role in reducing maternal mortality rates in Rwanda. On 5 May each year, the world celebrates the International Day of the Midwife, which recognizes the critical need for these professionals around the world.

02 May

Genocide survivors – You are our heroes

One UN Rwanda family comes together to honor fallen staff and survivors of the 1994 Genocide committed against the Tutsi. 

18 Apr

Kristin Davis Reflects on Heartfelt Meeting with Refugee Who Escaped Massacre: 'It's Imperative That We Do What We Can to Help Them'

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Kristin Davis has been working with the organization since 2014 to advocate for the plight of the world’s refugees. In this exclusive essay, the actress looks back on her emotional meeting with a refugee in Rwanda, Catherine, and how she reconnected with Catherine and her child after they were relocated to the U.S.

11 Apr

Feeding The Future: How WFP is Improving Nutrition Amongst Refugees in Rwanda

WFP recognises that in order to achieve Zero Hunger we must make nutrition a priority - starting with the first 1,000 days of a child’s life. To prevent stunting and to promote healthy development we must ensure children and nursing mothers eat a balanced diet with the nutrients required to help children grow to their full potential.

10 Mar

Inauguration of Women’s Opportunity Centre for Refugees on occasion of International Women’s Day

“Because of their gender, refugee women are often victims of violence and discrimination. This new facility constructed by UNHCR contribute to refugees supporting each other to resolve their problems, strengthen their resilience and become self-reliant, as well as preventing SGBV in households.”

08 Mar

UN Secretary-General's message on International Women’s Day 2017

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' message on International Women’s Day 2017. 

07 Mar

MIDIMAR, MIGEPROF, UNHCR, and UN Women launch Report on Comprehensive Interagency Assessment on Gender in Refugee Camps in Rwanda

During the Gender Assessment in refugee camps, the topics covered ranged from camp management and environment to child protection and sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), education, health, cash assistance, food, self-reliance, shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Click through and read on to find out more. 

Meet your UN

Working for the UN gives me great satisfaction because I’ve always been incredibly passionate about human rights, and the UN provides me with a great platform to follow this passion.

Chris Mburu
Senior Human Rights Advisor / OHCHR

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