Rwandan Media

Butaro Cancer Centre opens new wing

Published on August 21, 2013 in The New Times

“The Minister for Health, Dr Agnes Binagwaho, said Rwanda has a plan of having a medical campus at Butaro. ‘We avail services to our people and that’s what we are supposed to do but the people also have a task: to use the services given to them; for cancer screening, it’s free of charge,’ Dr Binagwaho said.”

Rwanda: Govt to Pay Health Insurance for the Vulnerable This Month

Published in The New Times on November 12, 2012

By Jean d’Amour Mbonyinshuti

Dr. Binagwaho to Rescue Mothers Held at Muhima Hospital

Published by Igihe on November 8, 2012

By Abdou Nyampeta

Hospitals Accused of Abusing Health Scheme

Published in The New Times on October 28, 2012

By James Karuhanga

“Dr. Binagwaho told lawmakers that it was important for any patient who experiences such situations to come out and report the matter.”

Dr. Agnes Binagwaho Visits Kibuye Hospital

Published on October 25, 2012

Depression, A Social Crisis – Dr. Agnes Binagwaho

Published by the Southern Province Press Release on October 19, 2012

Ministry Marks Global Handwashing Day as Maternal and Child Health Week Closes

Published by the Rwanda Biomedical Center on October 18, 2012

Rwanda: 600 Varsity Students Circumcised in HIV Campaign

Published in The New Times on October 16, 2012

By Jean Pierre Bucyensenge

Binagwaho Addresses UN on Sharing Responsibility

Published in Hope Magazine on September 27, 2012

By Daniel Sabiiti

Doctors Deployed to Rural Hospitals

Published in The New Times on September 20, 2012

The Minister of Health, Dr Agnes Binagwaho, noted that the annual programme started three years ago.

The Minister of Health, Dr Agnes Binagwaho, noted that the annual programme started three years ago.

“These doctors that we have deployed are academically competent although they’ll be working under supervision for one year. After one year of practicing, they’ll be awarded with diplomas and approved by the medical council,” she said.

Rwanda: District Hospitals to Be Accredited

Published in The New Times on September 19, 2012

By Maria Kaitesi

“According to Health minister, Dr Agnes Binagwaho, accreditation is a quality assurance process under which services and operations of hospitals are evaluated thereby filling in the missing aspects to ultimately improve health quality and service delivery.”

East Africa: EAC Health Ministers Committed to Universal Health Coverage

Published by Rwanda Focus on September 15, 2012

By Eric Didier Karinganire

“Rwanda’s Health Minister, Agnes Binagwaho, said that the declaration will help them to learn from each other by identifying strengths and weaknesses in order to develop a strategy to build technical expertise for health financing policy.”

Rwanda: Minisante Contributes Over Frw 1.2 Billion to Agaciro Fund

Published by Rwanda Focus in September 11, 2012

By Eric Didier Karinganire

Rwanda Praised Over Use of Global Fund

Published in The New Times on October 20, 2011

EDPRS: Walking the Talk: The health sector grows over time and space

Published in The New Times on July 24, 2012

“’Positive changes have been realised in the health sector with 97% of Rwandans having financial and geographical access to health services. This has been made possible through the strengthening of the working mechanics of Mutuelle de Sante and ensuring an eloquent geographical dispersal of health infrastructure, as well as creating demand for the health services through sensitization of the masses,’ says the Minister of Health, Dr Agnes Binagwaho.”

Imbuto Foundation: 10 Years of Changing Lives

Published by The New Times on August 11, 2012

District Advisory Committee Confirms Kinazi Hospital Workers

Published on August 5, 2012

Rwanda, US to Conduct Collaborative Studies on Non-Communicable Diseases

Published on July 29, 2012

Rwanda: Binagwaho. U.S. Health Secretary Discuss Reforms

Published in The New Times on July 27, 2012

By Maria Kaitesi

Binagwaho Visit on Radio Flash FM

Published on July 27, 2012

US Signs an Agreement to Improve in Health Sector

Published on July 26, 2012

Rwanda: Butaro Cancer Center a Milestone for Local Treatment

Published by Rwanda Focus on July 23, 2012

By Marie-Brigitte Kabalira

Rwanda, US to partner in Human Resources for Health Programs

Published in Hope Magazine on July 23, 2012

By Daniel Sabiiti

” In the words of Honorable Minister Binagwaho, ‘This partnership is poised to transform the global solidarity for the development of the health sector and the way that medical education partnerships are implemented around the world.’”

Government, US institutions sign deal to build health capacity

Published in The New Times on July 23, 2012

By James Karuhanga

“Dr. Binagwaho is quoted saying: ‘This partnership is poised to transform the global solidarity for the development of the health sector and the way that medical education partnerships are implemented around the world.’”

Cancer Centre, a major milestone for Rwanda’s health sector

Published in The New Times on August 4, 2012

“The Minister of Health, Agnes Binagwaho, said that the Cancer Centre of Excellence has come at a time when it’s most needed.


‘The Cancer center feeds well into this vision and adds value to the interventions government has designed in combating Non-Communicable Diseases. A lot of effort is being put into the diagnosis and treatment of non-communicable diseases besides the significant stride in combating major infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria,’ she said.”

EAC citizens ask to join national health insurance scheme

Published in The New Times on July 27, 2012

By Edwin Musoni

Bill Clinton announces new medical assistance to Rwanda

Published in The New Times on July 20, 2012

By Edwin Musoni

“Health minister Dr Agnes Binagwaho said the health of the Rwandan people is critical for the nation’s development and that the country will do anything to help improve healthcare access.”

Clinton hails resilience of cancer patients

Published in The New Times on July 19, 2012

“The Minister of Health, Dr Agnes Binagwaho, announced plans to set up two more cancer centres in Kigali.

‘The new cancer centre will also serve as an educational pivot for medical practitioners. Rwanda is proud to start this journey but we celebrate this because of the primary achievements in the medical sector,’ said Binagwaho.”

Letters: First rural cancer centre opens next week

Published in The New Times on July 15, 2012

By Philippa Kibugu-Decuir

“Congratulations to Dr. Agnes Binagwaho on her increasing attention to NCDs especially cancer .As a breast cancer survivor and an advocate this is encouraging news. The fact that this first centre is in the rural area translates into providing access to where it is most needed—among the poor with limited means of transportation to and from screening and treatment.”

Meeting the Family Planning needs

Published in The New Times on July 13, 2012

By Quartz

“In a recent Interview with Rwanda’s Health Minister, Agnes Binagwaho, she said that once Family planning needs are met, it will make it easier to meet the Millennium Development goals of MDG 4 and 5.”

First Rural Cancer Centre Opens Next week

Published in The New Times on July 12, 2012

“The Centre, which is housed within the premises of Butaro Hospital in northern rural Rwanda, is part of the country’s five-year national plan to introduce cancer prevention, screening and treatment. It will serve as the first national cancer referral facility in rural Rwanda and East Africa.

The Minister of Health, Agnes Binagwaho, noted that a lot of effort is being put into the diagnosis and treatment of non-communicable diseases besides the significant strides in combating major infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria.”

London summit to focus on investing in Family Planning

Published in The New Times on July 10, 2012

“According to Binagwaho, this conference will create momentum concerning Family Planning issues and highlight the need to invest in Family planning in order to reduce maternal deaths.”

Rwanda: France, Rwanda Sign Medical Pact

Published in The New Times on July 10, 2012

By Maria Kaitesi

Rwanda: Rulindo District to get New Hospital

Published by Rwanda Focus on July 9, 2012

Rwanda spends more on health in east africa

Published in The New Times on July 8, 2012

By Ivan R. Mugisha

Rwanda: King Faisal Hospital Staff Told to Re-Apply for Jobs

Published in The New Times on July 5, 2012

By Maria Kaitesi

Rwanda: Health Sector on Course of Achieving Key Goals

Published by Rwanda Express on June 28, 2012

Rwanda: Parents Must Commit to Fight Drug Abuse – Binagwaho

Published in The New Times on June 27, 2012

By Maria Kaitesi

“The Minister of Health Dr Agnes Binagwaho, says the role of parents and local leaders is necessary in the fight against drug abuse among the youth.”

Rwanda: Minisante to Further Improve Access to Healthcare

Published by Rwanda Focus on June 25, 2012

By Marie-Brigitte Kabalira

Rwanda: Health Centres to Increase

Published in The New Times on June 24, 2012

By Maria Kaitesi

Rwanda: New Programme to Address Shortage of Health Personnel

Published in The New Times on June 23, 2012

By Maria Kaitesi

Rwanda: WHO Director Meets President Kagame

Published by Rwanda Express on June 17, 2012

Rwanda: Who Chief for Africa Commends Rwanda’s Health Programme Progress

Published by Rwanda Express on June 14, 2012

Rwanda: Senior WHO Official Calls On Kagame

Published in The New Times on June 14, 2012

By Frank Kanyesigye

Rwanda: New Circumcision Device Needs Support – WHO

Published in The New Times on June 13, 2012

By Frank Kanyesigye

Rwanda: Ruhango to Benefit From New Hospital

Published in The New Times on May 31, 2012

By Maria Kaitesi

Minister Binagwaho commends women for health promotion

Published on May 29, 2012

Time to Take Hygiene Issues Seriously

Published by The New Times on May 20, 2012

By Dr Agnes Binagwaho

Egyptian Medics Likely to Open Hospital in Kigali

Published in The New Times on May 19, 2012

By Maria Kaitesi

Rwanda: Egyptian Doctors Conclude Working Visit

Published by Rwanda Focus on May 18, 2012

By Marie-Brigitte Kabalira

Rwanda: Binagwaho on Team to Pick New Global Fund Chief

Published in The New Times on May 16, 2012

By Maria Kaitesi

Rwanda: Smartphones to the Rescue in Disaster Management

Published by Rwanda Focus on May 14, 2012

By Kenneth Agutamba

Rwanda: Red Cross Calls for More Funding

Published by The New Times on May 10, 2012

Rwanda: District Pharmacies Get Drug Delivery Trucks

Published by The New Times on May 10, 2012

By Maria Kaitesi

Rwanda: Social Marketing NGO Launched

Published in The New Times on April 29, 2012

By Maria Kaitesi

Rwanda: Reflecting On Nation’s Phenomenal Health Progress

Published in The New Times on April 29, 2012

By Irene V. Nambi

Rwanda: Binagwaho Calls for Better Hygiene in Kicukiro

Published in The New Times on April 27, 2012

By Maria Kaitesi

Rwanda: Health Ministry Signs Deal With Cardiologists

Published in The New Times on April 25, 2012

By Maria Kaitesi

Rwanda: Flood Death Toll Rises

Published in The New Times on April 16, 2012

By Bonny Mukombozi

Rwanda: Ministry of Health Honours Genocide Victims

Published by News of Rwanda on April 15, 2012

Rwanda: Health Sector Honours Genocide Victims

Published in The New Times on April 15, 2012

By Maria Kaitesi

Rwanda: MoH Cracks Down on Forgery

Published in The New Times on April 15, 2012

By Fred Ndoli

Rwanda: Gov’t to Roll Out Regional Health Project

Published in The New Times on April 10, 2012

By Eric Kabeera

Rwanda: Malaria Vaccine ‘Shows Promise’

Published in The New Times on April 5, 2012

By Maria Kaitesi

Rwanda: Grand Plan for 500 Health Units in Seven Years

Published in The New Times on April 5, 2012

By Maria Kaitesi

Rwanda: Binagwaho Berates Health Workers Over Poor Service Delivery

Published in The New Times on April 3, 2012

By Eric Kabeera

Rwanda: Nurse Suspended Over Neglect

Published in The New Times on March 31, 2012

By Maria Kaitesi

Annual International Child Health Conference opens in Kigali

Published on March 27, 2012

Rwanda: Health Workers’ Incentives Under Revision

Published by Rwanda Focus on March 26, 2012

By Eric Didier Karinganire

Rwanda: It’s Time to Deliver for Girls, Women

Published in The New Times on March 24, 2012

By Jotham Musinguzi

Rwanda: Medics Top-Up Incentives Under Review

Published in The New Times on March 23, 2012

By Maria Kaitesi

Rwanda: Health Centre Commissioned

Published in The New Times on March 23, 2012

Rwanda: Public Urged to Join Fight Against Cancer

Published in The New Times on March 23, 2012

By Jean Pierre Bucyensenge

Rwanda: Eight Killed in Bus Accident

Published in The New Times on March 17, 2012

By Fred Ndoli

Rwanda: Child Mortality Rates On the Decline

Published in The New Times on March 14, 2012

By Maria Kaitesi

Wife battering still a challenge in Gicumbi

Published in The New Times in March 10, 2012

“The Minister of Health, Agnes Binagwaho urged the women to take part in the activities that will empower them to lead healthy lives.”

Rwanda: Education and Disease Prevention

Published in The New Times on March 3, 2012

By Nathan Mugume

“‘It is not about food aid. We do not need food in Rwanda. We need education.’ Dr. Agnes Binagwaho was recently quoted, as saying, by Jay Rayner of the Guardian newspaper.”

Rwanda: Alert On As Cholera Hits DRC

Published in The New Times on February 29, 2012

By Ivan R. Mugisha

Rwanda: Remains of 25,000 Genocide Victims Given Decent Burial

Published in The New Times on February 28, 2012

By Jean Pierre Bucyensenge

Rwanda: 2,000 Screened for Cervical Cancer

Published in The New Times on February 25, 2012

By Maria Kaitesi

Rwanda: Drive to Promote Balanced Diet Gathering Pace

Published by Rwanda Focus on February 20, 2012

By Rodrigue Rwirahira

“For instance, on a visit to Gicumbi district in the Northern Province recently, Health Minister Agnes Binagwaho emphasized to officials the need to focus on behavior change to promote balanced diets in addition to anti-poverty interventions like the one-cow-per-family program, kitchen gardens, milk for students at school, one egg per child, and others.”

Rwanda: Anti-Malnutrition Drive Launched in Gicumbi

Published in The New Times on February 17, 2012

By Maria Kaitesi

“During the event, the Minister of Health, Agnes Binagwaho, underscored that Rwanda was endowed with plenty of food, stressing that there was no rationale of having cases of malnutrition.”

Rwanda: Swiss Medics Wind Up Fistula Operations in Ruhengeri

Published in The New Times on February 17, 2012

By Bonny Mukombozi

Rwanda: Health Sector On Track – DHS Report

Published in The New Times on February 15, 2012

By Maria Kaitesi

Rwanda: COuntry Tops EA in Anti-Malaria Drive

Published in The New Times on February 14, 2012

By Maria Kaitesi

Rwanda: Let Us Remain Vigilant in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Published in The New Times on February 13, 2012

By Philippa Kibugu-Decuir

Rwanda: Epilepsy Tops Cases of Mental Illnesses in the Country

Published in The New Times on February 9, 2012

By Edwin Musoni

Ministiri Dr Binagwaho yashubize ibibazo kuri Twitter, SMS na Website

Published by Umuseke on February 7, 2012

Rwanda: Nyagatare Grapples With Malaria

Published in The New Times on January 30, 2012

By Dan Ngabonziza

Rwanda: Binagwaho Intensifies Clean Up Campaign

Published by Rwanda Focus on January 30, 2012

Rwanda: New Law to Regulate Pharmacies, Drugs and Therapeutic Food

Published by Rwanda Focus on January 30, 2012

By Rodrique Rwirahira

“‘But the new bill also deals with therapeutic food, herbal medicines, and other chemical products which can harm people’s health,’ explained Health Minister Agnes Binagwaho. ‘It also clearly defines the profession of pharmacist with the aim of professionalizing the sector.'”

Rwanda: Pharmacies to Be Spread Out

Published in The New Times on January 28, 2012

By James Karuhanga

Rwanda: Mutuelle Subscribers Contest Discrimination

Published in The New Times on January 28, 2012

By Emma Munyaneza

Rwanda: Poor Sanitation in Hospitals Irks Minister Binagwaho

Published in The New Times on January 27, 2012

By Edwin Musoni

Kigali’s Health Insurance Scheme Shows Promise

Published by East African Business Week on January 21, 2012

Rwanda: Why Locals Love Twitter, Facebook

Published in The New Times on January 21, 2012

By Edmund Kagire and Maria Kaitesi

Rwanda: Hospital Director Sacked Over Poor Hygiene

Published in The New Times on January 13, 2012

By Stephen Rwembeho

Rwanda: Healthcare Providers Sensitised On Endemic Diseases

Published by The New Times on January 10, 2012

By Maria Kaitesi

Rwanda: MDG’s Progress – Focus On the Health Sector

Published in The New Times on January 10, 2012

By Edmund Kagire

Rwanda: Law On Organ Donation Might Remove Taboo and Save Lives

Published by Rwanda Focus on January 9, 2012

By Rodrique Rwirahira

Rwanda: Health Sector Risks Becoming Victim of Its Own Success

Published by Rwanda Focus on January 2, 2012

By Marie-Brigitte Kabalira

“The sector that has registered the biggest change in 2011 is the mutuelle de santé program, where people now pay their contributions according to their level of income and the revenues of the families. ‘This will actually bring equity,’ the Minister commented. ‘It is not right that if I am poor I pay the same amount as a wealthier person.'”

Outdated Evidence at the WHO: Case of Rwanda

Published in The New Times on December 13, 2011

By Dr Agnes Binagwaho

Survey on non-communicable diseases due

Published in The New Times on November 30, 2011

Community Health Workers making a difference

Published in The New Times on November 28, 2011

“Binagwaho explained that the government works as one at national and local level with a unique objective of offering a better life for Rwandans, based on a healthy educated and economically empowered population.”

Monitoring of malaria drugs’ effectiveness to increase

Published in The New Times on November 26, 2011

Binagwaho sets up special health twitter session

Published in The New Times on November 19, 2011

“Going by a hash tag, #RwandaMinisterMondays, Dr Binagwaho intends to use the platform to exchange ideas on a wide-range of issues regarding advancing healthcare, not only for Rwanda, but across the world. 
‘Twitter is a unique and interactive communication tool that can be instrumental in sharing experiences and best practices and advance different health concerns,’ said Binagwaho.”

Ensuring Family Planning Access, African Leaders Should Do More

Published in The New Times on November 18, 2011

Medics acquire skills on grant application

Published in The New Times on November 11, 2011

Gov’t against condoms in schools

Published in The New Times on November 10, 2011

“In a communiqué published yesterday, the Minister of Health, Dr Agnes Binagwaho, stated that the government was in favour of sexual reproductive health education and not condoms in schools.”

Medics vow to promote professionalism

Published in The New Times on November 4, 2011

Korea donates mobile clinic vehicles to military hospital

Published in The New Times on October 28, 2011

WHO warns about neglected diseases

Published in The New Times on October 26, 2011

Ministry of health doing impressive job

Published in The New Times on October 24, 2011

We can build a better Africa – Binagwaho

Published in The New Times on October 23, 2011

By Edwin Musoni

‘Rwanda has no cancer specialists’

Published in The New Times on October 22, 2011

Mps urge caution over narcotics Bill

Published in The New Times on October 22, 2011

By James Karuhanga

Rwanda praised over use of Global Fund

Published in The New Times on October 20, 2011

Binagwaho on working visit to the Northern Province

Published in The New Times on October 19, 2011

“The meeting will discuss health challenges, especially health insurance, family planning, malnutrition, and design ways of improving service delivery.

‘What we have discovered is that we need proper planning. This forum brings us together to share experiences, especially the best practices, and where we should improve. The role of local leaders is crucial, especially in sensitisation [campaigns],’ Binagwaho said.”

Rwanda, the Entrepreneurial Nation

Published in The New Times on October 18, 2011

Health workers receive vehicles

Published on September 29, 2011

Binagwaho urges Gicumbi residents to be innovative

Published in The New Times on September 9, 2011

Mental Health conference opens in Kigali

Published in The New Times in September 7, 2011

MoH promises new hospital for Gicumbi residents

Published in The New Times on August 29, 2011

Response to the New York Times

Published in The New Times on August 27, 2011

Community Health Workers: Advancing health progress at grass root level

Published in The New Times on August 25, 2011

Men urged to support PMTCT services

Published in The New Times on August 25, 2011

Clerics join battle against infectious diseases

Published in The New Times on August 16, 2011

By Edwin Musoni

Govt to establish referral hospitals in all provinces

Published in The New Times on August 11, 2011