Opinion piece by the One UN Rwanda Resident Coordinator Lamin Manneh on the occasion to mark World Envorminment Day 2017, held under the theme “Connecting People to Nature”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Wednesday March 8th, 2017 Rwanda joined the global community in the celebration of the International Women’s Day (IWD). This year’s celebration of IWD in the country was done at Shyira Sector in Nyabihu District. It was graced by the personal presence of H.E.
“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.”