So far all Corona virus vaccines are reliable and recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and that you should encourage all Rwandans to participate in the immunization campaign and thus combat the global corona virusDr Rosette Marie NAHIMANA EPI/WHO Rwanda.
Dr Rosette Marie NAHIMANA made the statement at the workshop organized by Rwanda Media Commission (RMC) as part of the fight against the spread of the Covid-19 through in fighting misinformation and disinformation before and after of the pandemic with using professional journalism.
Dr NAHIMANA, who gave the presentation on the last day of the workshop, focused on adverse events following immunization (AEFI). She said the effects appear due to the way the body reacts differently so that no one can be afraid of the vaccine because its effects get to the point where it ends.
This Wednesday, June 30,2021 was the end of the online workshop that brought together journalists and others from related communities.
Mr Jean Bosco RUSHINGABIGWI, the Head of Department of the Media Sector Coordination Monitoring Department at Rwanda Governance Board (RGB) was also one of the speakers on the second day of the meeting, in his remarks also he called on journalists to separate themselves from their emotions and thus make a fairly story, and reduction of unconfirmed information.
He asked about the lack of information sources for the journalists especially in health sector, Mr Bosco told the journalists that he is going to mobilize the authorities to agree to provide accurate and timely information so that they could also provide timely and reliable information.
At the end of his speech Bosco told journalists that he’s going to advocate for the private media houses and that there would be financial resources to meet them economically, by addressing the effects of corona virus.
At the end of the workshop, Mr Emanuel MUGISHA, executive secretary of RMC, thanked the participants and their opinions, telling them that it is useful and that it will be used for the development of the media in general.
The workshop, which began on Monday 28th June, 2021, ends today Wednesday on 30th June 2021.
It was attended by more than 60 people including journalists and other people from media organizations such as RJSD (Rwanda Journalists for Sustainable Development), Pax Press, ARFEM, ROJAPED, and RCRN.