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Rwanda is challenged by HIV/AIDS and reproductive health problems. Here 7% of people are contaminated and the annual birth rate is estimated at 40.2 births per 1,000 inhabitants. This is complicated by the following situations:
The governmental health sensitization systems are not reaching the grass root level and this makes many people rely on false health beliefs and information
Stigmatization which leads to many health issues being taboo, not easy to talk in public, and lack of will to go for voluntary HIV testing and counseling. This has a big impact in HIV transmission.
Cultural beliefs: many children is God’s blessing and a honor and this leads to a high reproductive rate
The project plans to address the health problems in rural areas targeting people from the reproductive age, including HIV/AIDS teachings, sensitization for voluntary HIV testing and counseling, reproductive health and family planning education by outreaching down to the grassroots level
2.Goal of the project
Sustainable development with healthy people
Increase HIV/AIDS awareness in Rwandans by reaching the grassroot level and using a confidential way of giving information to special personnal questions
Increase the number of people attending the voluntary testing and counseling program
Increase reproductive health knowledge in young people
Increase family planning knowledge and the number of people using modern family planning methods
Out reaching sessions down to the grassroots level where there is a big need of knowledge
Teaching methods based on interaction and role playing where everybody is free to talk and the issue of taboo becomes history
use of a hotline channel to give confidential information about personnal questions ang gain people's feedback
Use volunteers who are committed and passionate people which makes the work easy