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2009-10-13 10:40:00

Press release from PLoS Medicine Given sufficient training and support, nurses can safely and effectively prescribe antiretroviral therapy (ART) to patients with HIV, according to a Rwandan study published in this week's PLoS Medicine. As in many other African countries, Rwanda has a shortage of doctors, which implies that many patients with HIV aren't receiving the treatment they need. To tackle this crisis, the World Health Organization recommends "task shifting""”whereby the task of...

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2009-10-05 09:40:32

For most American women, their "time of the month" is seen as a hindrance to daily life. In impoverished and developing countries, however, monthly periods are a major cause for concern among women. The lack of affordable, quality sanitary pads results in females missing up to 50 days of school annually "“ thereby compromising their educational and professional potential. Researchers at North Carolina State University are helping to combat the problem by designing affordable pads made...

2009-09-22 20:59:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- TransFair USA, the only third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, in partnership with the Cordes Foundation and Green Mountain Coffee today announced a Commitment to Action at the 2009 meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) to fight poverty among small farmers in Rwanda by enabling them to sell more Fair Trade Certified coffee. Commitment partners will work to develop consumer mobilization strategies to increase demand...

2009-09-22 19:40:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Freeplay Foundation announced today that it has been chosen as a featured organization at this week's meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative. The Foundation has pledged its intent to integrate the award-winning Freeplay Lifeline radio and new clean energy Lifelight into a program benefiting 20,000 extremely poor women and girls across Rwanda. Rural women and girls will gain reliable, on-demand access to radio and Internet information and renewable...

2009-09-21 23:01:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Management Sciences for Health (MSH) today reported that the first year of its four-year $12.5 million CGI Commitment to Action to introduce and expand Performance-Based Financing (PBF) has resulted in dramatically improved quality and delivery of health services for millions of people in Rwanda and Haiti. PBF empowers health managers to allocate resources in a way that rewards meeting health goals. By improving financial management capacity...

2009-09-15 07:51:46

Northern Rwandan inhabitants infected with more than two species of parasitic worm are more likely to be underweight than those with just one or with no infection, according to new research published September 15 in the open-access journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. The researchers, from the Rwanda Access Project, Imperial College London, and Columbia University, say this highlights the value of regular deworming for children. Parasitic worm infections "“ often with more than two...

2009-08-02 12:54:13

Investments in Africa are drying up because global economic woes have hit the continent hard, economists say. In one example, plans announced last year by Dubai World to invest $230 million in Rwandan tourism have been scaled back to include only two of eight proposed projects, with a luxury hotel in Kigali hotel and an ecolodge in Akagera among the portions being dropped, The New York Times reported Sunday. The scaling back of foreign investments like Dubai World certainly impacts the things...

2009-07-24 13:45:00

Thousands respond to the world evangelist's proclamation of the Good News after a far-reaching Season of Service blesses entire city KIGALI, Rwanda, July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifteen years after the 1994 genocide that killed an estimated 1 million people in 100 days, the people of Rwanda continue the hard work of healing and restoration, laying the groundwork for a strong future. Through Kigali Festival with Andrew Palau on July 17-18, and the festival's preceding Season of...

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2009-06-22 05:20:00

Eighteen baby mountain gorillas have been "baptized" at an annual event in Rwanda to signify the seriousness of the endangerment of the species.  However, the baby gorillas were not physically at the event, which was held at a national park where the primates live. There were 18 masked people that represented the gorillas at the event, which included songs and dances and was attended by senior government officials like Prime Minister Bernard Makuza. Monique Nsanzabaganwa, a Tourism...

2009-06-08 11:51:00

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Shares Lessons Learned Serving Orphans from the Holocaust in Israel NEW YORK, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "I feel like it's a miracle to come to the Village to live, because I was in a bad life. I don't have parents. I don't have a family. I was a street child living on the streets. Now I have hope for my life," said Marcel, whose mother, father, brothers and sister were all killed. Marcel is one of the 1.2 million children orphaned by...


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2008-10-18 12:24:29

The Gray-backed Fiscal (Lanius excubitoroides) is a species of bird found in Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are dry savanna and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.

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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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