29 Feb 2016

USAID-Rwanda Social Marketing Program (RSMP) supports Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in implementing health activities across sectors in Rwanda. Donathile KANZIGA is a 56-year-old mother of four children living in the Southern Province of Rwanda. She is the President of a Community Based Organization (CBO) of people living with HIV called ABAHUJE cooperative- committed to ensuri...

25 Nov 2015

Activities USAI D-supported Rwanda Social Mark eting Program throug h Society for Family Health Rwanda impacts at risk populations such as Female Sexual Workers to adopt safer practices. “Prudence condoms save, not only from HIV, STIs and Unwanted pregnancies but also from being unproductive.”         Jeannette is a 28 year old single mother living in Gikondo Sec...

25 Nov 2015

USAID’s Rwanda Social Marketing  Program, implemented by the Society for Family Health (SFH) Rwanda, encourages Rwandans to choose healthier lives by undertaking to use family planning methods.   “After watching a behavior change film presented by SFH Rwanda during one of the outreach programs in our community,my husband suggested that we should consider family planning if we wan...

20 Oct 2014

IPC sessions conducted by Society for Family Health - Rwanda are impacting female sex workers knowledge and lifestyle "Fifi, with her one-year son, standing by her home" “In past I was convinced condom use was men’s and money decision but now I do have condoms in my house.” Fifi Fifi is a 25 year-old sex worker who lives in one of the districts in Eastern province, Rwanda. She is an...

09 Oct 2014

Community heath dramas help Rwandans make informed decisions about health, and to adopt healthier behaviors. Liberata Nyirakanyana sits near her bed protected by a mosquito net.   “I can now confidently confess that without mosquito net, I don’t think I would still be alive. Liberata Nyirakanyata Liberata Nyirakanyana, is a 53 year old farmer and mother. She lives in Rwanda’s...

08 Oct 2014

CBOs AS A CHANNEL FOR COMMUNITY BASED DISTRIBUTION OF HEALTH PRODUCTS Community-based distribution (CBD) programs are the optimum way of reaching people in rural areas where conventional methods of delivery do not exist or fail. Christine Nzamukwereka, an Executive Member of KOUBR cooperative explaining how their distribution network operates and the strategy used in order to realize i...

05 Feb 2014

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It all started as a mild fever for Alinda (not real name), a resident of Shyogwe sector, Muhanga district . Originally, she brushed it off by swallowing painkillers thinking it would go away .It didn’t, but instead worsened. It wasn’t long before she started getting funny itchings too, and they multiplied with every scratch, and overtime grew into blisters. This was followed with non-sto...

04 Feb 2014

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Mukarunyange Fortunate ,49,a resident of Ngazo Cell, Muhanga district, was brought up at a time when having many children was associated with privilege and wealth. She was convinced that having many children does not only help expand the family lineage, but is also a sure way of fighting poverty, since a big work force would be availed. And so she became determined to have a minimum of 8...

04 Feb 2014

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Xavier (not real names), 40, a resident of Shyogwe sector, Muhanga district and her family of four, became victims of stomach pain , strange fever and diarrhea. “Your stomach would start grumbling any time regardless of whether you were in public.” she says. They kept visiting the hospital over and over for treatment, and this became expensive ,since they weren’t covered by medical insur...

24 Jan 2012

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Celeste Ndagizimana, a resident of Musanze town, started a small retail shop that struggled to attract customers. It was like operating a hand-to-mouth business. For years, the basic household items that dotted his shop were the revelation of the struggles. But in early 2012, a friend advised him to invest in Society for Family Health (SFH) products as well. And, after a lot of cajoling,...