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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS OF 17TH RMA ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE

RWANDA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (RMA) CALL FOR ABSTRACTS 17th RMA ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE 22th to 23rd November 2013 Faculty of Medicine Auditorium, Butare, HUYE DISTRICT Rwanda Theme: “Neglected tropical diseases in Eastern Africa” Since its inception in 1997, the Rwanda Medical Association has been organizing an annual scientific conference that brings together members of the Rwanda scientific community. Following this tradition and in the (…) continue reading…

Concept paper and Presentation document- RMA regional CPD activity 14th September 2013, Rwamagana District

Theme: “GOOD MEDICAL PRACTICE” Date: Saturday 14th September, 2013. Location: RWAMAGANA: DEREVA HOTEL. Number of Participants: 50 participants (40 Medical Doctors from District Hospitals in the Eastern Province and 6 RMA board members and 4 facilitators). Introduction The Rwanda Medical Association is an accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Provider. The main target group of RMA CPD activities consists of medical doctors (…) continue reading…

2012 Annual Report

Rwanda Medical Association (RMA) Headquarter Office 1st Floor Legion Maria House (nearby by Iposita) P.0 Box 458 kigali Rwanda Phone number : +250 788381486 +250 3381(Free MTN calls) Email: info@rma.rw 2012 Annual Report 2012 Annual Report continue reading…

Rwanda: A Sweet Pill in the Health Sector
This week, a team of 22 professionals from Nigeria’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) visited Rwanda on a study tour of our numerous health schemes, both public and private. Of particular interest was how Rwanda managed to roll-out a country-wide health insurance scheme (Mutuelle de santé) not seen or tested anywhere on the continent, and yet seems to be working seamlessly. The team led by Nigeria’s former Health Minister Prof. Eyitayo (…) continue reading…
Medics welcome Govt’s approval of organ transplants

A cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame, on Wednesday approved organ transplants, a move, doctors say, has come at a right time. Organ transplantation is the moving of an organ from one body to another or from a donor site on the patient’s own body, for the purpose of replacing the recipient’s damaged or absent organ. A section of the ministerial decree determines the donation card and the will format for a person willing to (…) continue reading…

Medics vow to promote professionalism

Rwanda Medical Association (RMA) has vowed to increase capacity building to ensure that doctors provide specialized and quality services. The association`s Chairman, Dr. Stephen Rulisa, said that mechanisms being put in place will give doctors access to required information based on research to enable them deal with various cases. He made the remarks while addressing the media during the body`s annual General Assembly that took in place in (…) continue reading…

Rwandan children to benefit from new Malaria vaccine

Rwandan children will be among the first in Africa to benefit from a malaria vaccine, following a successful medical research. The vaccine has been proven to give significant protection against clinical and severe malaria while showing an acceptable safety profile. Scientists say that experiments on the vaccine so far offer decent results and renewed hope. The Director General of Malaria unit in TRAC Plus, Dr Corine Karema, said: “The (…) continue reading…

Rwanda in vasectomy drive to stem population growth

Rwanda’s government has said it wants to encourage men to have vasectomies in a bid to stem the small landlocked country’s growing population. It would be done along with its HIV-prevention campaign to encourage all men to be circumcised. Health officials would take the opportunity to talk to men about the birth-control method at the same time. A BBC reporter in Rwanda says vasectomies are uncommon in the country and the move may meet (…) continue reading…

The success story of Rwanda’s health sector

Notable among the policies and strategies are Universal Health Insurance, Performance Based Financing (PBF), decentralisation of healthcare services, Community-based healthcare provision, and investments in e-health. Infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, malaria, TB, and childhood diseases, have received priority attention. Attention to hygiene and sanitation, as well as the fight against malnutrition, has received Presidential (…) continue reading…