Information sharing is key to successful implementation of public health programs: It is only through timely informed decisions that the health sector can guaranty efficiency and effectiveness of its interventions.
Previous evidences have shown that delays in health communications and lack of updated public health information have in many instances led to scientific baseless decisions, making it hard to address public health threats of big magnitude. Health professionals, researchers, academicians and policy makers therefore need an active information sharing platform, where timely findings are shared.
The Rwanda Public Health Bulletin is coming to serve this purpose, and I would not doubt that this platform will help support to knowledge based decision-making health sector in Rwanda.
On behalf of the Ministry of Health, I would like to commend all efforts behind this initiative and I call upon every member of the Rwanda health sector to contribute to its sustainability.
I look forward to a thriving and growing platform.
Dr. Diane GASHUMBA
Minister of Health