U.S. Announces US$1 Million in New COVID-19 Aid to Rwanda

April 5, 2020 The U.S. Embassy in Kigali is pleased to announce an additional US$1 million in assistance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, almost one billion Rwandan francs on top of the U.S. government’s existing support to Rwanda. U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda Peter Vrooman and USAID Rwanda Mission Director Leslie Marbury highlight the strong …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (April 5, 2020) Location:  Kigali, Rwanda Event:   Ethiopian Airlines Flight — Friday, April 10 at 15:50 Ethiopian Airlines has announced a flight departing on Friday, April 10 at 15:50 from Kigali to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Bole International Airport/ADD) with a connection to Washington, D.C. (Dulles International Airport/IAD).  From Dulles International Airport, additional connections to other …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Updated April 5, 2020 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (April 5, 2020) Location:  Kigali, Rwanda Event:   Ethiopian Airlines Flight — Friday, April 10 at 15:50 Ethiopian Airlines has announced a flight departing on Friday, April 10 at 15:50 from Kigali to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Bole International Airport/ADD) with a connection to Washington, D.C. (Dulles International Airport/IAD).  From Dulles …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (April 4, 2020) Location:  Rwanda Event:  89 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Rwanda On April 3, the Rwandan Ministry of Health confirmed 84 cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda. The Embassy continues to communicate with the airlines and expects to announce an additional flight departing from Rwanda soon.  If you wish to return to …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (April 3, 2020) Location:  Rwanda Event:  84 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Rwanda On April 2, the Rwandan Ministry of Health confirmed 84 cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda. The Embassy expects to announce an additional flight departing from Rwanda soon.  If you wish to return to the United States or think you may want …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (April 2, 2020) Location:  Rwanda Event:  82 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Rwanda On April 1, the Rwandan Ministry of Health confirmed 82 cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda. On April 1, the government of Rwanda announced an extension of existing measures designed to slow the spread of COVID-19 until 23:59 on Sunday, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (April 1, 2020) Location:  Rwanda Event:  75 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Rwanda On March 31, the Rwandan Ministry of Health confirmed 75 cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda. The Embassy continues to be in contact with commercial airlines and expects to announce an additional flight departing from Rwanda this week.  If you wish …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (March 31, 2020) Location:  Rwanda Event: Reminder – Email Embassy for Travel Information Alerts  The Embassy is continuing to discuss an additional flight with commercial airlines. To assist in these discussions, we need to know how many Americans want to return to the United States as soon as possible and where in …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (March 30, 2020) Location:  Rwanda Event:  70 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Rwanda On March 29, the Rwandan Ministry of Health confirmed 70 cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda. On March 21, the government of Rwanda implemented measures for an initial period of two weeks to limit the spread of COVID-19. Non-essential movements …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (March 29, 2020) Location:  Rwanda Event:  60 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Rwanda On March 28, the Rwandan Ministry of Health confirmed 60 cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda. On March 21, the government of Rwanda implemented measures for an initial period of two weeks to limit the spread of COVID-19. Non-essential movements …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (March 28, 2020) Location:  Rwanda Event:  54 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Rwanda On March 27, the Rwandan Ministry of Health confirmed 54 cases of COVID-19 in Rwanda. On March 21, the government of Rwanda implemented measures for an initial period of two weeks to limit the spread of COVID-19. …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (March 18, 2020) Location:  Kigali, Rwanda Event:  The Rwandan Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country. On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of U.S. personnel and family members who have been medically determined to be at higher risk of a poor outcome …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda (March 14, 2020) Location:  Rwanda Event:  On March 14, the Rwandan Ministry of Health announced one confirmed case of COVID-19 in Kigali. The City of Kigali has suspended all non-essential public gatherings, to include concerts and sporting events, and the Ministry of Health has urged all residents throughout the …

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Secretary of Health and Human Services Visits Rwanda

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) Secretary Alex M. Azar II visited Rwanda September 14-15, 2019, as part of a regional visit. HHS released the following press releases about his visit to the region: Secretary Azar to Lead U.S. Delegation to Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Uganda Regarding Ebola Outbreak https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2019/09/09/secretary-azar-to-lead-u-s-delegation-to-democratic-republic-of-the-congo-rwanda-and-uganda-regarding-ebola-outbreak.html Secretary …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kigali

Location:  Rwanda Event:  On August 1, 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo reported an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in North Kivu province. Since then, more than 1,900 confirmed and probable cases have been reported in multiple health zones of Congo’s North Kivu and Ituri provinces. The CDC has …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali

Location:  Rwanda Event:  On August 1, 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of Congo reported an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in North Kivu Province. Since then, a significant number of both confirmed and probable cases have been reported in multiple health zones of Congo’s North Kivu and Ituri provinces. The CDC …

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PEPFAR Rwanda 15th Anniversary videos

In 2019, we celebrate the 15th anniversary in Rwanda of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, known as PEPFAR. The generosity of the American people and our collective public health engagement has saved more than 16 million lives worldwide and brought us closer than ever to controlling the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The U.S. Embassy …

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Ambassador Vrooman Launches USAID “Ingobyi” Activity Supporting Maternal and Child Health

I am delighted to be here today to celebrate the incredible accomplishments of the USAID -funded Maternal and Child Survival Program, and the launch of our new Ingobyi activity. We’ve already heard from both of these important projects about their achievements and goals toward making sure that babies and mothers across Rwanda are treated with the …

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U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda visited a U.S. Government-funded Project to combat Malnutrition

U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda Erica J. Barks-Ruggles visited Ruvugizo Village in Kinazi sector in Huye on December 5 to promote U.S. government-funded activities to combat malnutrition.  During her visit, the Ambassador observed Growth Monitoring Promotion activities conducted at the village level along with Positive Deviance Hearth activities, which focus on identifying good behaviors practiced by …

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World AIDS Day: Increasing Impact through Transparency, Accountability and Partnerships

Op-Ed By Erica Barks-Ruggles, U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda. In celebration of World AIDS Day, I can say with confidence and pride that by working together we have the ability to control the HIV epidemic in Rwanda by 2020. This last mile, however, is going to take even greater leadership, unwavering commitment, and our collective focus …

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Opening Remarks for Ambassador Barks-Ruggles; World AIDS Day Journalist Briefing

Mwaramutse.  Good morning.  I’d like to start by thanking all of you for joining us here today as we gear up to recognize World AIDS Day on December 1st.  I am always happy to talk about the great partnership the U.S. Embassy has with Rwanda to end the HIV epidemic; particularly our work with the …

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World Malaria Day Op-Ed: Ending Malaria is a Sound Investment

              Today is World Malaria Day, a time to celebrate all of the progress we’ve made in fighting this deadly disease, and an opportunity to recommit ourselves to eliminating it once and for all. Since 2000, the global fight against malaria has taken a truly historic turn. The World …

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Rwanda’s National Center for Blood Transfusion Attains International Standards 

On February 10th, 2017 at a ceremony co-officiated by U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda, Erica Barks-Ruggles; Hon. Minister for Health, Dr. Diane Gashumba; and Africa Society of Blood Transfusion (AfSBT) President of the Board of Governors, Dr. Gabriel Muyinda; Rwanda’s National Center for Blood Transfusion (NCBT) has awarded the highest – Level 3 – international standards …

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Handover ceremony of the AMEP Medical Modeling and Simulation Project

Ambassador Barks-Ruggles, Erica’ speech on the Handover ceremony of the Africa Military Education Program (AMEP) Medical Modeling and Simulation Project. Tuesday, February 7th, 2016 Rwanda Military Hospital, Kanombe ———————————————- Good morning!  All protocols observed.  Thank you for making this Medical Modeling and Simulation (MMS) center a huge success.  This project represents our strong partnership in supporting peacekeeping.  …

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On World AIDS Day:  Leadership, Commitment, Impact

Today, December 1, in celebration of World AIDS Day, I can say with confidence and pride that by working together we have the ability to end AIDS in Rwanda.  This last mile, however, is going to take even greater leadership, unwavering commitment, and our collective focus to ensure every dollar invested in the fight against …

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Impact Story: PEPFAR PMTCT Case Study

Jacqueline is an HIV-positive Rwandan woman who is married with three children – all HIV free. However, this is not Jacqueline’s first family.  When she was still in secondary school, she married and gave birth to two children.  After a few years, both children died, followed by their father.  Jacqueline was devastated to have lost her …

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Yellow Fever Vaccination Required for Entry into Rwanda

The U.S. Embassy in Kigali wishes to remind travelers to Rwanda that proof of yellow fever vaccination is required for entry. Due to a recent yellow fever outbreak in Angola, Rwandan immigration officials now require un-vaccinated air travelers  over the age of one year to obtain a vaccine upon entry at the airport (cost $40 …

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