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Fostering the training of professionals to treat trauma and PTSD in Rwanda: a call for structured training curriculum

Globally, the burden of Trauma and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a public health problem and it was highlighted in the recent World Mental Health survey carried-out in 24 different countries across the globe. The results indicated that 70.4% of all respondents had experienced different types of traumatic events. Man-made events that occur in many societal contexts, are a major reason for trauma.

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The creation of a cornea bank and corneal transplantation in Rwanda

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 33 million people worldwide are currently blind and 191 million live with severely impaired vision. Unfortunately, 90% of these people live in the poorest parts of the world.

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The Body Immune Response Against COVID-19 in Africa

On 31 December 2019, pneumonia of unknown cause was detected in Wuhan, China. Later it was named “Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome” [1]. On 30 January 2020, the outbreak was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern [1,2]. Later on, WHO named this pneumonia a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the virus was named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARSCOV- 2) [3].

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