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Photo essay: The First 1,000 Days of Life
December 2017 - The 1,000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s second birthday offer a unique window of opportunity to build healthier and more prosperous futures.

IMINSI IGIHUMBI - The First 1,000 Days for good nutrition
8 October 2017 - The first 1,000 days of a child's life - from pregnancy to their second birthday - is a critical window of opportunity when nutrition has a long-term impact on health and development.

“Breastfeeding helps all children to thrive and develop to their full potential.” - Itetero children’s radio programme; 5th episode on exclusive breastfeeding
27 July 2016 - Denise Nyirabizimana is the mother of three children. Today she came to Gikomero ECD & Family Centre to have an interview with Christine Uwizeye, a radio producer from Rwanda Broadcasting Agency, for the radio’s children’s programme.

“I feel happy when children grow healthy with a balanced diet”
January 2016 - “I am a mother of five children. I am proud to help mothers and children in my village. I feel happy when children grow healthy with a balanced diet.

Scaling up Home fortification in Rwanda
March 2015 - The Ministry of Health and UNICEF Rwanda have partnered to bring micronutrient powder (Ongera Intungamubiri) to all children aged 6-23 months in Rwanda.

Innovative ways to combat Malnutrition continues in Rwanda
12 December 2013 - Valentine, 26 and mother of 3-year-old girl Clemence, smiles at her rabbits. “Last September I received a pair of rabbits. I feel stronger feeding them and watching them grow.”

A healthy future for Rwanda’s babies
June 2011: In the busy lake-side town of Gisenyi, a therapeutic nutrition rehabilitation unit is helping to give babies a healthy start in life, thanks to support from UNICEF.

A feeding pot enriched with vitamins
June 2010 - Nyamata, Rwanda: Twice a year, in this dusty plain in eastern Rwanda, the Ministry of Health with support from UNICEF organises a Mother and Child Health Week to provide key life saving interventions like immunisations and vitamin A.



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