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Community Health Workers as the Backbone of Primary Healthcare Delivery: Rwanda’s Approach

Health care should be equitable. This means it must be accessible to anyone, regardless of social class, or place of residence. For a pregnant woman dwelling either in the hills of Rwanda, or in the deserts of Niger Republic, comprehensive antenatal care and support is very important. The work of providing critical care to women […]

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Thought Leadership Series

An evening with Agnes Binagwaho – Minister of Health of Rwanda

A few days ago, we attended the Annual Lecture organised by THE LANCET. The Editor is still the ever pleasant Richard Horton, who we met when we attended the lecture for the first time. At that time, The Lancet had invited Professor Adenike Grange to speak at the lecture series early in her short stint […]

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Thought Leadership Series

Millions of girls in developing countries to be protected against cervical cancer, but …

…countries will need to develop the infrastructure to deliver the HPV vaccine to those that need it! This is precisely where we struggle the most in our Nigeria. Most people working in the public health community were excited at the recent announcement by GAVI that it had negotiated a new price of $4 for the […]