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4 December 2019

Transforming the HIV landscape for young people and those left furthest behind

KIGALI, Rwanda, International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA)—Ending AIDS and achieving universal sexual and reproductive health and rights requires moving... Read more

3 December 2019

Stigma and silence are the real killers in HIV and sexually transmitted infections – Rwandan President

KIGALI, Rwanda, ICASA— Stigma and silence are the real killers when it comes to sexually transmitted infections, said Rwandan President Paul Kagame at the opening of the 20th International Conference... Read more

27 November 2019
Rwanda delegation to Nairobi Summit

Nairobi Summit ICPD 25: Rwanda commits to support universal access to sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health.

Being a signatory of the 1994 Cairo International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), Rwanda had committed to address issues of sexual and reproductive health and rights. Since then,... Read more

8 November 2019

Business Case for Family Planning in Rwanda

The Rwanda Demographic Dividend (DD) profile for Rwanda recommended the combined (social and economic emphasis investment) scenario to be applied in order to reap the DD and highlighted family... Read more

22 October 2019

Youth health and well-being at the centre of the Youth Connekt Africa Summit 2019

Rwanda President H.E. Paul Kagame was the guest of honour in the Opening Ceremony of the 2019 Youth Connekt Africa Summit, hosted by Rwanda’s Ministry of Youth, the United Nations Development... Read more

17 October 2019

UNFPA supports innovation in midwifery through digital technology and stronger policy strategies

By Mathias Gakwerere, UNFPA Rwanda Maternal Health & Midwifery Program Officer Years of work in maternal health culminated in a week full of key highlights in midwifery. To start with, the... Read more

26 September 2019

Rwanda launches iAccelerator Phase 2: calling all youth innovations to prevent teenage pregnancy!

Phase 2 of the Innovation Accelerator (iAccelerator) was launched in Kigali, Rwanda, on 20 September at Westerwelle Startup Haus. The iAccelerator is a mentorship driven acceleration programme... Read more

11 September 2019

Celebrating ICPD25 in Rwanda: a story of change through Inanga.

Watch, listen and feel this all too common story of Maria and Suzanne, told through traditional Rwandan Inanga (an oval-shaped harp, one of the oldest and most revered traditional music instruments... Read more

2 September 2019

Rwanda’s homegrown solution: building a road from Kigali to Nairobi through Umuganda

UNFPA Rwanda’s Road to Nairobi continues as staff, government officials and partners assisted the local community in building an actual road as part of Rwanda’s Umuganda - a Rwanda homegrown solution... Read more

30 August 2019

Integration of HIV/AIDS and adolescent sexual reproductive health services in Mahama Camp

Mahama Refugee Camp, one of Rwanda’s six refugee camps, hosts over 60,000 Burundian refugees. Nearly 25% of the total refugee population are adolescents and youth between the ages of 10 and 24 (UNHCR... Read more