Aims and Scope

The Rwanda Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences is a biannual (twice a year), peer reviewed journal which resulted from merger of the Rwanda Journal of Health Sciences and the Rwanda Journal Series F: Health Sciences. It publishes topics of special interest and those that have relevance in various health related fields including but not limited to medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, nursing, public health, nutrition, health management and policy, and other health sciences. The Journal accepts quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods studies, each evaluated for their scientific rigor and validity. The following types of manuscripts will be considered for publication in the journal: original research, review articles, short communications, letters to the editor, personal views, lessons from the field, editorials, and case reports. Each of these is further elaborated below. The journal may publish supplements of conference proceedings or special editions.

Current Issue

2019

Vol.2, No. 1

Table of Contents

Articles

Editorial: Patient education for the management of disease

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Jean Bosco Gahutu

6

 

The Role of the Sports Policy in Promoting Sport for Health in Rwanda

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Lela Mukaruzima, Jose M. Frantz

7-15

 

Body mass index and Ovarian response in an In-Vitro Fertilization Cycle

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Rufus Obose, James Osaikhuwuomwan, Michael Aziken

16-20

 

The impact of educational camp on glycemic control of Rwandan type 1 diabetes youth

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Claudine B. Kabeza, Thirumagal Kanagasabai, Brenda A. Kateera, Crispin Gishoma, Arsene Hobabagabo, Ziad El-Khatib

21-24

 

Medical Students’ Perceptions on Skills Laboratory Training for Clerkship preparedness at the University of Rwanda: A Pilot Study

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Florence Mukakabano Gasatura

25-29

 

Using WhatsApp Discussion Groups in Learning at Higher Education Institutions: The Experience with Level 1 University of Rwanda Medical Students in Anatomy

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Julien Gashegu, Fabrice Ishimwe Mfashingabo, Alain Munezero Shingiro, Desire Mugisha, Nelson Nyauma Mokaya, Ahmed Kiswezi

30-33

 

Indwelling urinary catheter use and associated outcomes among adult patients undergoing surgery

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Joselyne Mukantwari, Lilian Omondi, Innocent Ndateba, Donatilla Mukamana

34-42

 

Hearing Lossin resource-limited settings: The Silent Overlooked Epidemic In Sub-Saharan African Children

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Kaitesi Batamuliza Mukara, Patrick Kyamanywa

43-47

 

Models and theories of care applicable to predicting and improving adherence behaviours among Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients

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Geldine Chironda, Busisiwe Bhengu, Ancia Manwere

48-58

 

Considering Healthcare Insurance to Uninsured Individuals in Rwanda

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Sandra Marie Grace Musabwasoni, Abe Oudshoorn

59-61

 

Climate Change and Mental Health: New Model of Managing Mental Health Illness Resulting From Climate Change Events. Rwanda Perspective

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Noel Korukire, Laura Bozzi, Gilbert Banamwana, Liliane Birasa, Marie Claire Ineza, Liberatha Rumagihwa, Emelyne Umutoni Cishahayo, Isabelle Kayitesi, Memunat Oyiza Akanbi

62-65

 

Improving Communication and Organization through Shift Leader Handover Report

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Jessica Tsuchiya, Kanyamanza Nsengiyumva, Rehema Mumporeze

66-69

 

Oral Malignant melanoma in an HIV patient

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Chrispinus Mumena

70-72

 

Lupus Vulgaris of the External Nose in a Paediatric Patient: A Case Report from Muhimbili National Hospital, Tanzania

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Abraham Zephania Saitabau, Moshi Ndeserua, Richard Enica, Daudi Ntunaguzi

73-74