Kigali: National AIDS Control Commission, 2010. 46 p.
Rwanda. National AIDS Control Commission
Success stories presented in this report should help the Government, stakeholders and service providers to be more efficient in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The present document describes five best practices selected among the 30 interventions. The first case presented in this document is the intervention implemented in Nyamagabe District. This focuses on sensitization of PAGOR project beneficiaries on HIV/AIDS. This intervention enabled beneficiaries to go for HIV test and led to the adoption of responsible behavior vis-à-vis HIV/ AIDS. The second experience highlighted in this document is Behavioral Change Communication targeting small homogeneous groups in the District of Nyaruguru. The intervention has already reached couples, people living with HIV/AIDS and the youth group. This program initiated by ADEPR under the support of CHAMP aimed at finding a solution to the problem of inadequate knowledge on HIV and the small portion of people knowing their HIV status. In addition, this report describes an intervention of which the target group is a vulnerable group of women with low income earners and sex workers. This program is implemented by ASOFERWA in collaboration with FHI/ROAD in the District of Kicukiro. This IEC intervention by peer education enabled former sex workers to give up their acts that put them at the risk of HIV infection and practice noble and decent work. As prevention remains one of major challenges for stakeholders involved in the fight against HIV, the fourth intervention depicted concerns sensitization of the youth in schools through creation and strengthening of anti-AIDS clubs in the district of Nyagatare. After three years of work, the tangible impact of the intervention can be seen in reduction of unwanted pregnancies among young girls from secondary schools. This intervention has been implemented by VSO. The last intervention presented here concerns Prevention of Mother to Child HIV Transmission among HIV positive women by health centers under the support of ICAP in the District of Karongi. As a result, not only was there a significant increase in the number of women attending PMTCT services but also infant mortality was reduced almost to zero.
Record created by: