Posted on 10 July 2012
To maintain hygiene and eat balanced foods, a program to promote health sector was established and measures to prevent malnutrition and poor hygiene related diseases were taken.
Residents have been sensitized to have kitchen gardens and health officials were trained to better protect the lives of residents.
Agakono k’umudugudu program promotes healthy eating in families
A school “agakono k’umudugudu” throughout 473 sectors of Nyabihu was set up where parents learn how to prepare balanced diet, explains Pierre Dusenge in charge of health in Nyabihu district.
Dusenge reveals that 316 kitchen gardens were made to help parents get fresh vegetables rich in vitamins to prepare balanced foods and fight malnutrition.
On children development program, children in 12 sectors of the district are weighed to record the weight and their physical growth is monitored by 1792 community health workers, Dusenge denotes
Pierre Dusenge adds that Directors of health centre and Nyabihu district administration signed performance contracts to care about the health of the residents and to do their work efficiently.
Posted on 09 June 2012
People who attend Cyizi market in Maraba sector in Huye district are unhappy because this market doesn’t have a public toilet and most of them say that it is much of a problem for them as they use toilets of neighbouring houses
A resident who requested for anonymity said that he is careful not to eat anything before going to the market so as not to need the use of toilet because he knows he can’t find them anywhere near.
And most of them showed concern for the little hygiene in the market without public toilets though the administration of Maraba sector say they plan to build public toilets and they will be through in the five months period.
Innocent Mutangana the executive secretary of Maraba sector said, “We are going to build toilets in the market so we are going to solve the problem of poor hygiene due to lack of toilets and we are sure they will be up and used by the end of five months.”
Cyizi market is near the road and it is attended by residents from different sectors in Huye and Nyamagabe districts.
Posted on 29 January 2012
Lack of hygiene among children is a problem that needs special attention in Ngoma district, according to officials there. Addressing a meeting with local residents, the mayor of the district Niyotwagira Francois has urged parents to mind the cleanliness of their children. “It’s a pity to see children in torn colorless and dirty torn dresses, “the Mayor noted.
He said that taking care of children’s hygiene is every parent’s responsibility; therefore, authorities in charge can’t just let it go on.
“You should take care of your children’s cleanliness. Because if you don’t, ypou’re not playing your role as apparent and you’re jeopardizing the future of Rwanda. Everyone should be involved in children’s educating” the mayor stressed.
Some parents pretend that they look dirty because they are farmers but this has nothing to do with farming according to the governor of the eastern province Uwamariya Odette, while she was recently visiting a local cooperative of pineapple growers in Mugesera.