HIV and AIDS
Local ambassador of HIV prevention pays it forward through peer counselling
9 November 2016 – “I learned that I was HIV positive in 2006. When I found out, I was so desperate…” Marie Goretti Mukasine is a mother of five children and a resident of Ruhuha Sector in the Southern Province.
Agnes - Champion of the PMTCT programme
10 February 2015 - On a sunny Tuesday morning, you can see a number of mothers with their children seated in the waiting area patiently expecting their turn in the Matyazo Health Center in Huye district.
Zonta supports lifesaving activities for people living with HIV in Rwanda
28 March 2012 – When Immaculée was diagnosed as HIV-positive it was hard for her to accept it at first but after receiving counselling she has slowly began to understand more about the disease and now knows how to cope and live with it.
26 October 2011 – Ange, a 15-year-old student in Rwanda, says she still feels sad when she remembers that she has HIV. But when she meets with her peer support group and other teens who share her problems, she can dream once again of becoming a minister..
Helping Rwanda’s babies have an HIV-free future
September 2011: In the small town of Nyamata, forty-five minutes south of the nation’s capital, a comprehensive programme is in place to give the babies of HIV positive parents the best start in life.
Life Skills Clubs in Rwandan school promote universal values and leadership skills
July 2011 - Twice a week, students at the Murama Child Friendly School in Rwanda’s Bugesera district, participate in Life Skills Clubs, learning and discussing topics that are difficult to broach in their homes...
A positive way to make a difference
June 2010 - In the heart of Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, there is a centre that provides holistic services to families to prevent the transmission of HIV from parents to their children.
Empowering vulnerable youth to prevent HIV
March 2010, Nkanke Parish, situated on the green, muddy and beautiful hills that surround Lake Kivu in south-west Rwanda, is working for an improved future for young Rwandans seeking to overcome poverty and AIDS.