Photo: Midwives presented a sketch on their services with a mother during labor supported by her partners
UNFPA joined the globe to celebrate international day of the Midwife with Rwanda Association of Midwives and the Ministry of Health and Rwanda Biomedical Center. This year’s theme; ‘’Midwives - Defender of Women’s Rights” underscores the critical role midwives play in saving lives of mothers and children. Midwives are public health heroes, ensuring that women can have a healthy pregnancy, safe childbirth and essenti...
Civil Registration and Vital Statistics – collaboration towards a well- functioning system
The Civil Registration and Vital Statistics system (CRVS) has been in Rwanda for decades but with slow progress towards proper functioning. Events captured by CRVS web based system in addition to birth, include deaths, marriages, divorces and adoption. In 2015, the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) in collaboration with other stakeholders including UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund has put in...
UNFPA Representative, Mark Bryan Schreiner, lays wreath at Ntarama Genocide memorial site
Dubbed “Kwibuka”, Kinyarwanda for remembrance, Rwanda marks the 25th commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Although it has been twenty-five years since the Genocide against the Tutsi happened, the effects of this awful event still ripple through society. UNFPA joined various commemoration events with national partners, diplomatic corps and the One UN in Rwanda. The Ministry of Health staff, including...


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