• Following the genocide in 1994, Rwanda was facing an HIV epidemic with almost no capacity to treat patients outside of the capital city.

    In congruent with the rise of HIV also came high levels of tuberculous, especially among HIV infected patients. When we began working in Rwanda in 2005, our efforts focused on making HIV treatment accessible to rural poor Rwandans because at the time zero rural health facilities were capable of providing HIV treatment. In the years since, the Government of Rwanda has been committed to universal free access to HIV prevention and care.

    Today around 570 health facilities across the country offer HIV treatment to more than 164,000 who cover 78% of those in need of ART. We work to strengthen Rwanda’s capacity to deliver high quality care of infectious diseases, increase treatment retention rates, virological suppression rates and eliminate mother to child HIV transmission.