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11 June 2018

‘Reaching the Last Mile’ for Rwanda's women and youth – 8th Country Programme approved

  NEW YORK, United States—UNFPA’s eighth Rwanda Country Programme 2018-2023 was approved by the Executive Board yesterday following a compelling statement outlining the Fund’s key achievements in the... Read more

25 May 2018
Youth urged to create digital solutions to help tackle HIV and AIDS

Youth urged to create digital solutions to help tackle HIV and AIDS

On the sidelines of 2018 Transform Africa Summit under the theme ‘Accelerating Africa’s Single Digital Market’, the youth forum was held under the theme, “The New Lens: Know. Treat. Suppress.”... Read more

15 March 2018
A refugee new mother receives a dignity kit after a few hours of birth from Mr. Mark Bryan Schreiner, UNFPA Rep.

Dignity, Safety and Health for all refugee Women and Girls

In humanitarian crisis, women and young girls are much vulnerable to the crisis. Whether women live or die in crisis often depends on if they get the basic sexual and reproductive health services,... Read more

20 February 2018

Rwanda’s Mobile for Reproductive Health (M4RH) for Youth

Improving young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health knowledge and services remains an important goal for Rwanda. The M4RH initiative is a smart and innovative solution designed to give... Read more

19 December 2017
Uwamwiza Victoria and her husband Iyiragiye Jeremie test for HIV/AIDS before pregnancy test with help of Midwife Nyirarukundo Jeanne

Cultural beliefs a barrier to family planning use

Uwamwiza Victoria, 33 and her husband Iyiragiye Jeremie, 33, live in Village 12, community 10 in Mahama refugee camp. The couple has six children and had visited the health center to test pregnancy... Read more

12 December 2017
Burundian refugee women in their cultural dance during the launch of family planning in mahama camp

Family planning, a tool for gender empowerment for refugees

Family planning services constitute a basic right of choice for women and signify their ability and willingness to plan their future more carefully. When a woman is able to plan her pregnancies, she... Read more

6 December 2017
 Children aged 10 – 13 in a discussion to share what they’ve learnt after SRH session with a Midwife

Refugee adolescents appreciate sex education

Despite being refugees, youth and adolescents have a right to access information and services on Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health (ASRH) to avoid early pregnancies, HIV and other Sexually... Read more

27 November 2017

It always seemed impossible for vasectomy until I did it

Sibomana Eugene at 50 and and his wife Claudine Uwamariya aged 40 decided their best family planning method to be vasectomy.  This was a couple among 16 clients who received Vasectomy in different... Read more

21 November 2017

Vasectomy, my choice our family health

Buresho Claude, 46 Veneranda Musengimana, 40, wife is a retailer of fish in Karongi market while husband is a fisherman in Lake Kivu in Western Province. The couple has five children with age space... Read more

16 November 2017

Family Planning, the beginning of a better life

Gone are the days when families preferred having many children for various reasons including having enough hands to till the land and seeing them as an asset when they grow. Mukeshimana Lucie aged 44... Read more