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FLY THE DREAM OF AFRICA

Exclusive Interview

Dr. Alphonse Karagirwa Pathologist

When it comes to health matters, the use of ‘top-priority’ to precede any mention of this vital sector seems befitting. Throughout the world, countries with a high-performing health system have been known to quickly gain a reputation so good that even the most virulent critics are unable to tarnish it; only when such acclaims are evidence-based. by Arnauld Nkusi

Q&A " In the land of the thousand hills, a widescale vaccination campaign to prevent liver disease (hepatitis) was carried out during the summer attracting long queues of citizens eager to be served. " Dr. Alphonse in office.

HEALTH

BIOMEDICAL CENTER: PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE When it comes to health matters, the use of ‘top-priority’ to precede any mention of this vital sector seems befitting. Throughout the world, countries with a high-performing health system have been known to quickly gain a reputation so good that even the most virulent critics are unable to tarnish it; only when such acclaims are evidencebased. Very few countries can boast of having built a genuine monitoring policy backed by effective implementation plans that have real impact on the lives of a population. Nowadays, the health

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sector features among the top priorities in many countries’ agenda, especially where it concerns matters of national and international security.

Santé

In the land of the thousand hills, a wide-scale vaccination campaign to prevent liver disease (hepatitis) was carried out during the summer attracting long queues of citizens eager to be served. Tasked by the Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC), the Biomedical Center (BMC) was at the helm of this important campaign aimed at raising awareness, performing screening and providing immunization against hepatitis B.

Mieux vaut prévenir que guérir

BMC founded by Dr Alphonse Karagirwa, has already built a national reputation for itself, as the first laboratory of its kind in Rwanda. DrKaragirwa credits this to the successive and permanent investments in cutting-edge equipment that

BIO MEDICAL CENTER : Prioritaire ! C’est le qualificatif qui sied le mieux à ce domaine vital qu’est la santé. Aux quatre coins du monde, les pays qui ont un système de santé performant se font très vite une renommée que les plus virulents critiques ont du mal à entacher, lorsque les preuves en la matière sont faites. Très peu de pays certes, peuvent se targuer d’avoir bâti une véritable politique suivi d’applications qui ont un impact réel sur la vie des populations. L’été vient de passer, la rentrée est de mise un peu partout dans le monde. Les Etats ont un calendrier et des cahiers de charge dont ceux relatifs à la

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