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Regional Ebola Preparedness Overview of Needs and Requirements June to December 2019

World Health Organization WHO, (2019)

This document presents a consolidated summary of urgent activities required to advance preparedness, as elaborated in each country's national plan, with a particular focus on Priority 1 countries. It presents the estimated requirements, needs, and gaps for each of the Priority 1 countries and a summary for Priority 2 countries, as aligned for the period of July to December 2019.

WHO Rwanda Biennial Report 2016-2017

World Health Organization WHO, Regional Office for Africa, (2018)

The major issue was a lack of flexibility and unpredictable funding for activities. The Office continued to work closely with partners, especially UN Agencies and concluded jointly the UNDAP 2018-2023. The work was accomplished by a dedicated staff. They improved health of communities with effectiveness and commitment.

Rwanda: National Integrated Child Rights Policy

Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion, Government of Rwanda, (2011)

It is the policy of the GoR to ensure that children’s rights are met through the provision of basic needs and services for all children in the country, and protect them from abuse and exploitation. Children are defined as persons below the age of 18 years and the ICRP covers children from the time before their birth until they complete the age of 18 years. The Integrated Child Rights Policy of Rwanda is based on seven key themes: Identity and Nationality; Family and Alternative Care; Survival, Health and Standards of Living; Education; Protection; Justice; and Child Participation.


Ministry of Education, Rwanda, (2011)

The Early Childhood Development Policy and its Strategic Plan seek to provide a framework to ensure such a holistic and integrated approach to the development of young children. International research has demonstrated the high economic returns on ECD investment and its positive impact on health and education outcomes as well as the overall economic development of a nation. The implementation of the ECD Policy will thus provide Rwanda with the basis for achieving the objectives and goals of the EDPRS and Vision 2020.

Rwanda: National Policy for Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children

Ministry of Local Government, Information and Social Affairs (Rwanda), (2003)

The following document outlines the principles, objectives and strategies of a national policy for the protection of orphans and other vulnerable children in Rwanda. The propositions constitute a first step towards a comprehensive framework, which will assist the Government and its partners to plan, implement and monitor projects and programmes in favour of orphans and other vulnerable children.

Rwanda Fourth Health Sector Strategic Plan (July 2018-June 2024)

Ministry of Health, Rwanda, (2018)

Rwanda’s fourth health sector strategic plan (HSSP4) is meant to provide the health sector with a Strategic Plan that will highlight its commitments and priorities for the coming 6 years. It will be fully integrated in the overall economic development plan of the Government. HSSP4 will fulfill the country’s commitment expressed in the national constitution, National Strategy for Transformation (NST) and the aspirations of the Health Sector Policy 2015. The strategies herein adhere to the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) principles towards realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). HSSP4 therefore lays a foundation for Vision 2050 (“The Rwanda We Want”), which will transform Rwanda into a high-income country by 2050. HSSP4 anticipates the epidemiological transition of the country, the increase in population and life expectancy and the expected increase of the health needs of the elderly, notably in Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs). HSSP4 also anticipates a decrease in external financial inflows, hence it is imperative to build secure / resilient health systems.


Government of Rwanda, (2017)

Document on the commitment of the Government of Rwanda at the Family Planning Summit in London, UK on July 11, 2017.

Rwanda: National Policy of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Ministry of Health, Rwanda, (2017)

This policy document is to guide the Traditional, Complimentary and Alternative Medicine practices in Rwanda. The various elements examined under the policy include, legislation and regulatory control, registration, manufacture, procurement and supply management, rational use, quality assurance, co-ordination, monitoring and evaluation of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine practices.

Rwanda: The National Health Research Agenda 2014-2018

Ministry of Health, Rwanda, (2014)

This report outlines the Ministry of Health’s National Health Research Agenda in which it identifies research priorities in health. It will be implemented in the same time frame as the Health Sector Strategic Plain 2012-2018. The Ministry of Health being the implementing agency of this document, is calling upon all partners, relevant ministries, higher learning institutions, students, development partners, etc to embrace this research agenda and ensure that researches conducted in Rwanda address priority areas identifies.

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