News & Analysis: Rwanda

Interview with Julie Gichuru: Building Community Resilience and Leveraging Storytelling to Tackle COVID-19

COVID-19 Africa Watch talks to Julie Gichuru about the Mastercard Foundation’s response to COVID-19 in Africa.

via COVID-19 Africa Watch

Rwanda to acquire COVID-19 vaccine early next year

“The Government of Rwanda is set to acquire the coronavirus vaccine in the first quarter of 2021, according to the Minister for Health Dr Daniel Ngamije. Ngamije also revealed that the country applied for two types of vaccines, namely; AstraZeneca and Moderna.”

via The New Times

Rwanda seeks to turn around manufacturing amid COVID-19

“Led by Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente, the government initiated a ‘manufacturing acceleration committee’ that is going around on ground to assess the sector. That result is expected to see change in policy actions that support local industries. Already, the new investment code establishes a financial scheme for SMEs.”

via The New Times

Rwanda’s COVID-19 death toll hits 50

“A 45-year-old man succumbed to COVID-19 in Kigali on December 2. This has raised the country’s death toll to 50. On the same day, 2,467 sample tests were collected country-wide and 46 people tested positive for COVID-19.”

via The New Times

Rwanda seeks $15m to acquire COVID-19 vaccine once available

“As a country, we are currently part of the Covax framework, a global initiative that aims to speedily and affordably secure doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for member countries, once the vaccine is available. We are therefore mobilizing $15 million that we’ll spend on acquiring doses of the vaccine once it is available.”

via The New Times

Kagame calls for equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccine

“President Paul Kagame has told global leaders that the world should come together in the fight to end the COVID-19 pandemic through equitable distribution of vaccines.”

via The New Times

Rwanda added to UK travel corridor list

“The UK government has added Rwanda to its travel corridor list, enabling citizens from Rwanda to travel to the UK without having to quarantine.”

via The New Times

Data for decision making in the COVID-19 crisis

“The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented global crisis. For governments to respond effectively, policymakers need quality data on the prevalence of the virus and its various social and economic impacts.”

via International Growth Centre

IDA and the Private Sector Join Forces to Fight the Pandemic in the Most Fragile Countries

“The IDA PSW is helping the private sector in IDA countries affected by COVID-19 through financing to small and medium-sized businesses, helping them keep their doors open.”

via World Bank

COVID-19: 30 more infections in Muhanga Prison (Rwanda)

“Prisons are the country’s main COVID-19 hotspot, after infections have been already reported from Nsinda, Nyarugenge and Muhanga prisons among others.”

via The New Times