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Editorial


We are proud and honored to launch the inaugural issue of the Rwanda Public Health Bulletin (RPHB), available in printed and online formats. – Today marks the release of RPHB Vol.1, no.1.

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Editorial


This current issue came when the world and Africa, in particular, are dealing with the Ebola outbreak in the central African region mostly in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) near its border with Rwanda. The Ebola outbreak was announced by the WHO and later on confirmed by the DRC authorities followed by different reports of outbreak casualties. Rwanda has been until now spared by the disease. The Rwandan health authorities acted rapidly to prevent the outbreak from entering Rwanda through multiple preventive and preparedness strategies. Multilateral meetings and policies were prepared, simulation exercises were organized, and open communications to the general public were carried out for implementing all necessary measures in the prevention of Ebola in Rwanda.

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