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Community participation in the fight to end HIV/AIDS in Africa

Community engagement is imperative for linking those who are in need of receiving HIV prevention methods as well as treatment services. Adolescent girls and young women, for example, remain one of the most vulnerable groups. Not only do they bear a higher rate of HIV infections, but they also bear a disproportionate global disease burden, and often face intersecting health, social, cultural, and economic challenges.

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Investing in innovative technology to foster HIV voluntary testing

It takes innovation to continue making advances in the fight against HIV/AIDS, as well as other epidemics. New innovations have made HIV testing, treatment, and care more accessible and achievable. In Rwanda, advancements in HIV include point of care testing, particularly for early infant diagnosis; pre-exposure prophylaxis; and treat all HIV positive regardless of CD4 count.

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Visionary leadership for the achievement of the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets

Visionary leadership has proved to be effective in ensuring health for all and nurturing the HIV/ AIDS response in line with achieving the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets aimed at testing, treating, and ensuring viral load suppression among people living with HIV (PLHIV) on the continent and globally.

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Epidemic curve from outbreak of COVID-19 in Rwanda

Data on all confirmed cases reported in Rwanda between March 14 and April 22, 2020 were ex-tracted from electronic medical records system.

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Global Trend of COVID-19 Treatment

Currently, there is no effective treatment for COVID-19 but studies are being conducted to develop a cure and vaccines [6]. Drugs approved or licensed for other indications have been used for treatment of the infected cases [7].

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Easing Lockdown Restrictions during COVID-19 Outbreak in Rwanda

The Rwandan government continues to strengthen capacity for enabling mass-testing, contact tracing, and public health education [4]. Rwanda’s ability to control the spread of COVID-19 continues to impress especially with clinical outcomes surpassing those in other countries affected by COVID19 worldwide.

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Improving Post-Delivery Complications and Quality of Birth Practice in District Hospitals in Rwanda

INTRODUCTION Reducing maternal mortality is a major focus worldwide. It was estimated that about 830 maternal deaths occurred every day around the globe in 2015, roughly 303 000 per year; 95% of the deaths have occurred in lowincome countries and over 60% in Sub Saharan Africa [1].

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