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services to families affected by and infected with HIV

Objective


Family Package offers comprehensive HIV/AIDS services to families affected by and infected with HIV. The project aims to build on benefits of prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS (PMTCT) by extending prevention, treatment and care to HIV+ pregnant women, discordant couples and their children. 

 

Background and description

Launched in 2001 by First Lady Jeannette Kagame, the project was a response to the severe HIV/AIDS epidemic affecting Rwandan women, most of whom had intentionally been infected through mass rapes, during the Genocide against the Tutsi, in 1994.

Services include: family planning and Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT), nutritional balance, psychosocial support, male partner involvement, adolescent sexual reproductive health (ASRH) awareness and economic empowerment of beneficiaries through income-generating activities. Peer educators who play an essential role in this project, carry out home visits and sensitize beneficiaries on proper care and treatment of HIV/AIDS. 

 

Project start

  • 2001 – under PACFA (Protection and Care of Families Against HIV/AIDS), which became Imbuto Foundation in 2007. 

Partners

  • One UN Rwanda – UNFPA, UNICEF, UNAIDS, UN Women
  • Organization of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS – PMTCT/EMTCT activities
  • Overall funding June 2005 – June 2014: around 1.7 M dollars

 

Outcomes – since beginning of the project

  • Around 10,000 beneficiaries reached
  • 540 peer educators trained and operational (20 per site) 
  • 27 associations/cooperatives created by beneficiaries 
  • 2,000,000 RWF funding provided to each cooperative or association for IGAs

 

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