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The Rwanda National Ebola Preparedness Exercise and Response Strategies


Since 2018 to date, regional and global health communities are being challenged by the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). After almost a year, since the current EVD outbreak started, there is no sign that can predict when this outbreak will be controlled. On 19 July 2019, WHO declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) with risk for regional spread including Rwanda

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COVID-19 preparedness activities in Rwanda


WHO declared the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) as a public health event of international concern (PHEIC) on 30 January 2020

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COVID-19 Rwanda response updates March 14 – April 25, 2020


As of March 2020, WHO declared the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) as a global pandemic, and on March 14 2020

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COVID-19 through the lens of the media


COVID-19 has spread internationally, disrupting lives, communities, and economies worldwide. The rate and severity of the growing pandemic has become

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Knowledge, attitudes and preventive practices towards COVID-19 among frontline healthcare workers in Rwanda


The aim of the study was to assess knowledge, attitudes and preventive practices towards COVID-19 among frontline healthcare workers in

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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) - A global health emergency


The 2019 novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is a new strain of virus emerged in Wuhan Hubei, China in December 2019. The coronavirus disease

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Use of Technologies in COVID-19 Containment in Rwanda


The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) emerged from Wuhan, China at the end of December 2019 and was thought to be an unknown pneumonia that was causing acute severe respiratory distress and respiratory failure in some patients as well as other complications. Later on, the disease showed high virulence and rapid transmission from person to person. WHO declared the disease as pandemic when the spread was affecting most countries. Different modes of technologies combined with prevention strategies were conceived to minimize the rate of transmission in Rwanda.

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COVID-19 Rwanda response updates


Rwanda’s response activities continue to be led through a multi sectoral, multi-partners approach: The Prime Minister and the National Epidemic Preparedness & Response Coordination Committee (NEPRCC) continue to lead response activities via the COVID-19 Joint Task Force Committee (JTFC). Since March 2020, the JFTC works with expert advisory teams from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, the Ministry of Internal Security and the Ministry of Local Government as well health focused international organizations, for the management of COVID-19.

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Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health in Rwanda


SUMMARY Around the globe, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern [1] in late 2019 and early 2020. Different health prevention measures were then put in place to contain the spread of the virus. In the absence of vaccines, some of these measures included social distancing, country-level lockdowns, and wearing masks among others [2].

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The Current Global Trend of COVID-19 Pandemic


INTRODUCTION Since it was reported in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has spread worldwide, presenting one of the most serious global health pandemics [1]. Worldwide, over 32 million COVID-19 cases have been reported with over 300,000 new cases in 24 hours, and over 980,000 deaths [2,3].

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