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|The First Lady of Rwanda, Madame Jeanette Kagame, at the launch of UNITE FOR CHILDREN UNITE AGAINST AIDS in Kigali.|
By Cyriaque Ngoboka
KIGALI, Rwanda, 5 December 2005 - The First Family of Rwanda – His Excellency the President Paul Kagame and the First Lady Madame Jeannette Kagame – is also considered the first family in the fight against HIV/AIDS. That’s why the President and the First Lady jointly launched the UNITE FOR CHILDREN UNITE AGAINST AIDS campaign in Rwanda.
At the launch event, His Excellency spoke about the means the community could use to fight HIV/AIDS. He quoted a traditional Rwandan song ‘Impinja Ntizigapfe’ to emphasize that children should not die as a result of AIDS, and added that certain strengths inherent in Rwandan culture can help in the fight.
Prior to the launch in Rwanda, Madame Kagame participated in the global launch of UNITE FOR CHILDREN UNITE AGAINST AIDS in New York.
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