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Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda Dedicated 15 Years After Genocide to Provide Healing Community to African Orphans

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Shares Lessons Learned Serving Orphans from the Holocaust in Israel NEW YORK, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- " I feel like it's a miracle to come to the Village to live, because I was in a bad life. I don't have parents. I don't have a famil...

IntraHealth's Family Planning Work in Rwanda Contributes to Near Three-Fold Increase in Contraceptive Use in Only Three Years

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Preliminary data from a new national survey show a dramatic rise in use of modern contraception among married women in Rwanda, Africa's most densely populated country, from 10% in 2005 to 27% in 2008. The data are included in a new report...

Canadian Company Receives Final Tender Approval From Rwanda For Vital AIDS Drug

TORONTO, May 7 /PRNewswire/ - Apotex Inc., Canada's largest generic pharmaceutical company has successfully bid and been awarded a tender from the Rwandan Government for the life saving triple combination AIDS drug "Apo Triavir". Apotex is the first company to provide this medicine to Africa u...

USAID Participates in White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Conferences in Rwanda and Zambia

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) highlights the success of the President's Malaria Initiative and of the Agency's community partnerships in Africa as part of two White House conferences in Rwanda and Zambia this week. Ad...

Covance and Care Partner on Rwanda Early Childhood Development Initiative

PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Covance Inc. (NYSE: CVD), a global drug development services company, and CARE, a leading humanitarian organization, announced today that they are partnering to support the Covance-CARE Early Childhood Development (ECD) Initiative for Orphans a...

Disinfecting Water Saves Lives in Rwanda

WASHINGTON, April 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to announce the relaunch of Sur'Eau, a safe-water solution that reduces the risk of diarrhea. Sur'Eau is a water purification solution that prevents waterborne diseases. Th...

USAID Implements Behavior Change and Social Marketing Program in Rwanda

WASHINGTON, Feb. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American people, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and a consortium of four partners, will assist in building the capacity of Rwandan institutions to implement HIV/AIDS prevention, malaria and child surviva...

Schools and Bars closed in Rwanda due to Cholera outbreak

Schools, bars and markets have been ordered to close in Rwanda following the spread of cholera. The Minister of Health has ordered the closure to prevent any further spread of cholera which has killed more than 18 people and more than hundred infected in Masaka sector,// which has reported the high...

Leading health organizations launch new accreditation process for laboratories across Africa

... KIGALI, rwanda (July 27, 2009) Government health officials from 13 African countries today launched the first-ever push for accreditation of the continent's medical...

Rwanda Genocide 100-Day Commemoration Culminates With Kigali Festival With Andrew Palau

... Rwanda, July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifteen years after the 1994 genocide that killed an estimated 1 million people in 100 days, the people of rwanda continue the hard work of healing and restoration, laying the groundwork for a strong future. Through Kigali Festival with Andrew Palau on July 17-18,...
Rwanda in Biological News

UC Davis launches 'One Health' care for wild mountain gorillas and human neighbors

...the gorillas. The gorillas have an economic impact on the governments of rwanda and Uganda and the communities that surround the parks in which the gorilla...n in the wild, living in the Virunga Mountains where the borders of Uganda, rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo intersect. Because of the popularity o...

Going bananas for sustainable research -- scientists create fuel from African crop waste

...nana skins and leaves are mashed to a pulp in a hand-operated domestic meat mincer. This pulp is mixed with sawdust to create a mouldable material in rwanda it would be mixed with sun dried banana stems, ensuring the whole plant is used. Then, the pulp mix is compressed into briquette shapes and baked i...

Professor to measure environmental impact of war

...struction plans and threats to fauna. The DRC has experienced many conflicts over who controls the mining exploration, while the wars in Sudan and rwanda have also had an impact on the country. The fighting in the great lake region, which hosts 60 percent of the continent's biodiversity, threatens the l...

Biodiversity maps developed by UCSD scientists will help guide conservation measures in East Africa

...ling, a postdoctoral fellow, have mapped the ranges of 2,700 species of birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles across all of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, rwanda and Burundi. For each species, they have plotted an 'ecological envelope.' "Within those boundaries, we are likely to encounter those species," Je...

Book's plea: Save the bonobos

...n essential mineral for cell phones, Play Stations and computer chips, is highly prized. The habitat of the bonobo is ground zero for conflict between rwanda and Uganda-backed rebels and the government of the DRC to control the Coltan market. Thus, bonobos face long odds for survival. Goodenough is par...

Rwanda conservation effort to link isolated chimps to distant forest

...iled at the Clinton Global Initiative last fall by rwanda President H.E. Paul Kagame and Ted Townsend, found... secure population in the Nyungwe National Park in rwanda and the Kibira National Park in Rwanda, with a com...n in late 2007, hosted by representatives from the rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) and...

Rwanda's Gishwati Forest selected as site for historic conservation project

... Gishwati Forest Reserve is the future site of the rwanda National Conservation Park, setting into motion on...t was unveiled at the Clinton Global Initiative by rwanda President H.E. Paul Kagame and Ted Townsend, found...ion this month, hosted by representatives from the rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) and...

Computer scientists join in search for ivory-billed woodpecker

...ge, they've installed one of their robots in the Richardson Bay Audubon Sanctuary in California. Song and Goldberg have considered sites in Alaska and rwanda to observe polar bears and gorillas, respectively. "Our goal is to use the emerging capabilities of computers and networks to better understand ...
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