Tag: covid-19

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Fighting lies about vaccines and the harm they cause: Experts’ take

Fighting lies about vaccines and the harm they cause: Experts’ take

So far, the true extent of effects spread of vaccine lies have had has not been documented. But it’s a question that preoccupies scientists in parts of the world, and more so in light of ongoing vaccine research and development efforts to tackle a number of diseases of concern.

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Rwanda moves to tame inflation, ups budget  by $98.2 million

Rwanda moves to tame inflation, ups budget by $98.2 million

According to the treasury, impact of inflation on food prices will require mitigating policies to reduce the impact on affected households especially the poor, while the general increase in prices is also exerting pressure on budget expenditures.

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Made in Africa: States work to harmonise standards, rules of origin requirements

Made in Africa: States work to harmonise standards, rules of origin requirements

AfCFTA rules of origin, just like standards requirements, single out goods produced within the free trade area that meet set conditions to be allowed to move freely and enjoy preferential tariff treatment.

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Strides and hurdles in Rwanda's quest for Malaria, NTDs-free status

Strides and hurdles in Rwanda's quest for Malaria, NTDs-free status

World Health Organisation (WHO) on April 26 declared Rwanda trypanosomiasis-free, effectively becoming the second country on the continent to eliminate the fatal disease commonly known as sleeping sickness.

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Zero deaths, admissions. Is Covid-19 fading in Rwanda?

Zero deaths, admissions. Is Covid-19 fading in Rwanda?

Rwanda health ministry Covid-19 data show the last patient was admitted on April 2. There were five patients in total. Four of them were subsequently discharged after recovery.