La mission Valais-Ruhengeri sur Rhône FM

Le 20 juin dernier Nicolas Defabiani a été interviewé par Nicole Michlig sur Rhône FM pour parler de la mission 2012. Pour ceux qui l’aurait loupé, c’est ici.

Et j’en profite pour vous annoncer que la mission 2013 est planifiée pour la dernière semaine de janvier et la première de février 2013, avec presque le même team, quelques nouveaux visages et toujours autant de motivation et de plaisir !

A suivre… dès septembre ça va bouger !

Valais-Ruhengeri 2013 sur Rhône FM

Le projet Valais-Ruhengeri 2013 sera présenté demain, mercredi 20 juin, par Nicolas Defabiani sur RhôneFM dans tous les journaux du matin dès 6:00 et sera l’invité du magazine de la rédaction à 8h30.

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Swiss experts carry out fistula operations in Musanze

En marge de la visite de Madame la Ministre de la santé du Rwanda, voici l’article paru sur le site du ministère rwandais de la santé

Swiss experts carry out fistula operations in Musanze

Musanze 17th Feb – A team of seven medical experts from Switzerland are carrying out fistula operations in Ruhengeri hospital for mothers affected by this medical disorder.The team that has been in the country for three weeks under the Swiss Cooperation screened close to 100 mothers of which 37 have already undergone surgical operation.

Minister of Health Dr. Agnes Binagwaho hailed the partnership and the contribution the Swiss team was making in the area of f treating Rwandan mothers on a medical issue where the country is beginning to build expertise and capacity for treatment.
"We value this exchange and partnership because it comes to add value to the many initiatives we undertake as a health sector to improve the lives of our people especially Rwandan mothers," Dr. Binagwaho said.

"As sector this kind of exchange does not only benefit us in terms of carrying out operations but also helps in transferring capacity to our own Doctors," the Minister said.

The team includes Surgeons, Anesthetists and Nurses that teat Fistula. A representative of the Swiss team Doctors said his team had gained a lot of experience from the exchange and pledged to mobilise more teams
from North America and Europe to return and carry out more operations, since the cases remains many in the country.

“This kind of operation restores dignity to the woman since fistula affects the social life of any woman,” Minister Binagwaho said. Obstetric fistula is the most devastating and serious of all childbirth injuries. It happens when delivery of a child is poorly managed and a woman with fistula cannot hold her urine, and sometimes
bowel content as well.

In Musanze, the Minister of Health alongside the Governor of the Northern Province also held a follow-up meeting with all health officials to evaluate how far the province had gone in implementing key health programs that had been agreed upon in a previous meeting held 19th October last year.

Overall, though most decisions had been implemented well, the Minister noted some gaps in areas of fighting malnutrition among under 5 children and smooth roll out of Family Planning programs.

Though on average the province registered close to 87 percent mutuelle subscription, the Minister and the Governor insisted that more effort must be put in to ensure 100 percent participation for all the five
districts of the Northern Province.

On malnutrition, the Minister said officials must step out of their offices and get close to the population to mobilize them on the need for kitchen gardens, providing milk and eggs for under five children
and ensuring hygiene in their homesteads. This, she said can be done mobilizing the youth especially during the holidays to sensitise communities.

The Minister hailed Northern Province for being the only province that brings together officials concerned with Health and Local government to draw strategies of accelerating implementation of Health programs
and plans

2 $ par année pour sa caisse maladie…

Le Rwanda, fournit une couverture sociale à un plus grand pourcentage de citoyens que certains pays parmi les plus riches du monde. Il dispose d’un système d’assurance-maladie depuis onze ans ; 92 % des habitants sont couverts et la cotisation annuelle s’élève à 2 dollars.

Un reportage de la chaîne ARTE

Rwanda : une assurance-maladie pour tous – videos.arte.tv.