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Rwanda

Since 1989, we have worked in these technical areas:

Family Planning and Reproductive Health

HIV/AIDS and Infectious Diseases

Malaria Prevention and Treatment

Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Gender

Digital Health

Our impact

  • More than 305,000 men and boys have received voluntary medical male circumcision services, thereby benefiting from this procedure’s protective effect against HIV infection.
  • The Government of Rwanda formally adopted a Jhpiego-developed quality assurance tool designed to improve the quality of care provided by health care workers to victims of gender-based violence.
  • Introduction of postpartum family planning (PPFP) services in 10 districts led to the Rwandan Ministry of Health adopting and prioritizing PPFP in all districts.
  • The use of data “dashboards” at health care facilities has led to improvements in quality of care and increased access to services. At one Jhpiego-supported facility in Nyaruguru District, for example, this innovation led to a 50% increase in the number of pregnant women attending all four recommended antenatal care visits.

Current programs


  • Strengthening the Rwandan Defense Forces to Provide Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Services

    With funding from the U.S. Department of Defense, Jhpiego is supporting the Rwandan Defense Forces (RDF) to scale up voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services. This project aims to: 1) increase circumcision coverage among military personnel by strengthening VMMC services within RDF’s health services; and 2) reduce the number of new HIV infections and other sexually transmitted infections among military members, their families and the surrounding civilian communities.

Current programs

Strengthening the Rwandan Defense Forces to Provide Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Services

With funding from the U.S. Department of Defense, Jhpiego is supporting the Rwandan Defense Forces (RDF) to scale up voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services. This project aims to: 1) increase circumcision coverage among military personnel by strengthening VMMC services within RDF’s health services; and 2) reduce the number of new HIV infections and other sexually transmitted infections among military members, their families and the surrounding civilian communities.

Current and recent donors


UNICEF
U.S. Department of Defense
USAID

Rwanda-related technical and programmatic resources

Our resources

Country contact

Stephen Mutwiwa, Country Director
Tel. 250 252 570 063
KN 8 Avenue, Kacyiru
Rwanda National Police Road
Kigali, Rwanda