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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

  • The use of data “dashboards” at health care facilities has led to notable 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.
  • More than 258,000 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.

Current programs


  • Maternal and Child Survival Program

    The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Global Health’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) focuses on 25 high-priority countries with the ultimate goal of preventing child and maternal deaths. MCSP is introducing and supporting high-impact, sustainable reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) interventions in partnership with ministries of health and other partners. In addition to contributing to high-level technical and policy dialogue at the global level, MCSP provides tailored technical assistance to help countries meet specific priorities and contextual needs of local, sustainable RMNCH programs. For information on what MCSP is doing in this country, visit here: http://www.mcsprogram.org/where-we-work/rwanda/.

  • 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.

  • Early Infant Male Circumcision Project

    Under this project, funded by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Jhpiego is working to ensure that eight district hospitals in Rwanda have the capacity to provide early infant male circumcision (EIMC) services and that providers are competent in the provision of safe, high-quality and sustainable EIMC services. This project builds on Jhpiego’s previous work with UNICEF in Rwanda by: developing a pool of EIMC trainers; ensuring health care providers have the required competency to provide safe EIMC services; and ensuring that EIMC sites are equipped with devices and essential commodities to implement EIMC services.

Current programs

Maternal and Child Survival Program

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Global Health’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) focuses on 25 high-priority countries with the ultimate goal of preventing child and maternal deaths. MCSP is introducing and supporting high-impact, sustainable reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) interventions in partnership with ministries of health and other partners. In addition to contributing to high-level technical and policy dialogue at the global level, MCSP provides tailored technical assistance to help countries meet specific priorities and contextual needs of local, sustainable RMNCH programs. For information on what MCSP is doing in this country, visit here: http://www.mcsprogram.org/where-we-work/rwanda/.

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.

Early Infant Male Circumcision Project

Under this project, funded by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Jhpiego is working to ensure that eight district hospitals in Rwanda have the capacity to provide early infant male circumcision (EIMC) services and that providers are competent in the provision of safe, high-quality and sustainable EIMC services. This project builds on Jhpiego’s previous work with UNICEF in Rwanda by: developing a pool of EIMC trainers; ensuring health care providers have the required competency to provide safe EIMC services; and ensuring that EIMC sites are equipped with devices and essential commodities to implement EIMC services.

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