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Rwandan Nurses to Give ART to Expedite Delivery

Rwanda's Ministry of Health will soon give nurses the authority to give antiretroviral therapy (ART) to HIV-positive patients, IRIN reports. Aimable Mbituyumuremyi, of the Centre for Treatment and Research on AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis and Other Epi...

Rwanda: Efforts to Contain HIV/AIDS Among Teens Slacken

Rwandan health officials recently launched a nationwide HIV campaign aimed at curbing risky sexual behavior among teens. HIV prevalence is 1 percent among people ages 15-24, said Dr. Anitha Asimwe, executive secretary of the National AIDS Control Com...

Rwandan Religious Groups Call for More Funding to Combat HIV, TB, Malaria

Religious groups that work to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Rwanda have called on the government and donors to give them more funding for their efforts to fight these diseases, the New Times/allAfrica.com reports. "Faith based organiza...

Rwanda Launches Campaign to Address Cross-Generational Sex

The Rwanda Ministry of Youth recently launched a six-month campaign aimed at reducing the trend of cross-generational sex, which some health officials say is contributing to the spread of HIV among young people in the country, the New Times/AllAfrica...

Children Often Neglected in HIV/AIDS Testing, Treatment, Rwandan Official Says

Children should be placed at the center of HIV/AIDS prevention efforts, Agnes Binagwaho, executive secretary of Rwanda's National AIDS Control Commission, said recently, the New Times/AllAfrica.com reports. According to the Times/AllAfrica.com, negle...

Handicap International Launches Program in Rwanda to Address HIV/AIDS Among Blind People

Efforts to address HIV/AIDS in Rwanda have not included blind people, Jacques Sindayigaya, Handicap International's coordinator of a new program to address the virus in the population, said Monday during a workshop in Rwanda's capital of Kigali, the ...

World Bank Approves $10 Million Grant to Rwanda for HIV/AIDS Efforts

The World Bank recently approved a $10 million grant for Rwanda to help the country's HIV/AIDS efforts, the New Times/AllAfrica.com reports. According to a World Bank release, the funding is in addition to an initial grant of $30.5 million, which was...

Rwandan Religious Leaders Receive HIV Tests to Help Fight Stigma Associated With Virus

Fifty religious leaders from across Rwanda gathered last weekend in the city of Nyandungu to publicly receive HIV tests in an effort to fight the stigma associated with the virus, Rwanda's New Times reports. According to the Times, the one-day event ...

Rwanda Launches Male Circumcision Campaign to Help Reduce Spread of HIV

Rwanda recently launched a male circumcision program in an effort to help reduce the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, BBC News reports. Innocent Nyaruhirira, Rwanda's HIV/AIDS minister, said the program initially will target i...

Technology Gives Rwanda an Edge in Treating HIV/AIDS

Doctors in Rwanda say the Tracnet electronic reporting system has dramatically improved their ability to treat HIV/AIDS patients across the nation. Using computer and mobile phone technology, the system lets doctors file patient histories and request...