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

Contents

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Rwanda Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences Vol. 2 No.3, September 2019

 

 

Editorial                                                                           

Medical waste management 

Jean Bosco Gahutu

Original research articles

M-health Tools Utilization of Tele-home Healthcare Services for Diabetes Management among Youth in Kigali City.      

Jean de Dieu Uwimana, Jacqueline Nyirandegeya, Emile Nisingizwe

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Community Health Workers’ Attitude Towards People with Mental Illness: Potential Challenge of Maternal Mental health services in a selected Health Centre in Ruhengeri Hospital in Rwanda 

Vedaste Baziga, Augustin Gasovya, Fauste Uwingabire

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Factors Associated with Childhood Diarrhea in Rwanda: A secondary data analysis of the Rwanda Demographic  and Health Survey 2014-2015

Malachie Tuyizere, Theogene Nyandwi, Amos Habimana, Cyprien Munyanshongore

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Local Authorities’ Attitude towards People with Mental Illness in Musanze District, Rwanda.                       

Vedaste Baziga, Augustin Gasovya, Fauste Uwingabire

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Kangaroo Mother Care in the Community: Practices in Southern Rwanda                                                  

Leonard Ntwari Nyagasare, Louise Cauwelier, Assumpta Kayinamura Mwali,Luk Cannoodt

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Occupational Health Risks Associated with Medical Waste Management Practices Among Health Professionals Working in Three District Hospitals in Rwanda

Jotham Karenzi, Noel Korukire, David Basheija, Innocent Hakizimana, Marie Claire Ineza, Mecthilde Mukangendo, Isabelle Kayitesi, Emelyne Umutoni Cishahayo, Liliane Birasa, Charite Niyitegeka, Abela Anne M’Lurhe

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Profile of Injuries Among Sitting Volleyball Players With Disabilities in Rwanda                              

Assuman Nuhu, Ben Honoré Nishimwe, Jean Bosco Nteziryayo, Aimée Flora Nyirahabimana, Jackline Starehe, Anne Kumurenzi, Jean Baptiste Sagahutu

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Indwelling Urinary Catheter Placement and Removal Practices among Surgical Patients at Kigali University Teaching Hospital

Joselyne Mukantwari, Lilian Omondi, Donatilla Mukamana, Oluyinka Adejumo

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Hospital Acquired Infections in Pediatrics Unit at Butare University Teaching Hospital (CHUB)                   

Claude Bayingana, Augustin Sendegeya, Felix Habarugira, Caritas Mukumpunga, Francois Lyumugabe, Jules Ndoli

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Microbiological Quality of Lactuca sativa (Lettuce) Salad Vegetables Sold in Restaurants in Kigali, Rwanda          

Claudine Umuhire

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Synchronization of Patient Data among Health Facilities Through Electronic Medical Records System: A case study  of Kabgayi District Hospital.

Charité Niyitegeka, Jean Paul Niyoyita, Thaoussi Uwera, Sani Nasiru, Noel Korukire, Innocent Hakizimana, Pierre Claver Kayumba, Sunday François Xavier

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Improving Starting Time in Operating Rooms of a Tertiary Hospital in Rwanda: A Quality Improvement Project.      

Assumpta Yamuragiye, Faustin Ntirenganya, David Tumusiime, Mecthilde Mukangendo, Dawit T Bisrat, Wong Rex

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Review articles

Factors Contributing to Medication Administration Errors and Barriers to Self-Reporting among Nurses: Review of Literature

 

Aimable Nkurunziza, Geldine Chironda, Madeleine Mukeshimana, Marie Claire Uwamahoro, Marie Louise Umwangange, Flavien Ngendahayo

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Impact of Remittances on Healthcare Utilisation and Expenditure in Developing Countries: A Systematic Review     

Awojobi Oladayo Nathaniel