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Elimination of New Pediatric HIV Infection & Prevention and Response to Survivors of Domestic and Gender Based Violence in Rwanda 2012-2014. Revised PowerPoint Summer 2013. Rwanda (The Millenium Development Goals Report 2011). Republic in central and eastern Africa

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Elimination of New Pediatric HIV Infection & Prevention and Response to Survivors of Domestic and Gender Based Violence

in Rwanda

2012-2014

Revised PowerPoint Summer 2013

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Rwanda(The Millenium Development Goals Report 2011)

  • Republic in central and easternAfrica
  • Population: 10.5 million (August 2012)
  • Ethnic groups: Hutu 84%, Tutsi 15%, Twa 1%
  • One of the poorest countries in the world
      • GDP per capita (PPP US$): 1,032
      • Population below $1 (PPP) per day: 76.8%
      • Human Development Index Rank: 166 (1-187, 1 is highest)
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Rwanda in Statistics(The Millenium Development Goals Report 2011)

  • Seats held by women in Parliament: 56%
  • Female enrollment in primary education: 97%
  • Life expectancy at birth: women 60, men 57 years
  • Maternal mortality ratio: 487 deaths per 100,000 births
  • Infant mortality rate: 70 deaths per 1,000 live births
  • Births attended by skilled health personnel: 52.1%
  • Contraceptive prevalence rate: 36.4%
  • 3% of the population HIV positive
      • 90% infected during pregnancy
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Children in Rwanda (Unicef 1/2011)

  • Half of the population children (48% 2012)
  • 21% of children under 18 years of age are orphans
  • 60% of Rwandan children live below the poverty line
  • 11% of Rwandan children are involved in child labor
  • One of the world’s highest concentration of orphans
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Rwanda - History

  • In the early 1990s, Hutu extremists within Rwanda’s political elite blamed the entire Tutsi minority population for the country’s increasing social, economic and political problems.
  • In 1994, the Rwandan genocide exploded after the plane which carried President Habyarimana, a Hutu, was shot down.
  • Under the cover of war, Hutu extremists launched the Rwandan genocide targeting the extinction of the Tutsi people.
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Rwanda 1994

  • In 100 days, 500,000 - 1,000,000 Tutsi and politically moderate Hutu were killed.
  • Approximately 400,000 children were orphaned.
  • Women were raped.
  • 50% of health workers were killed or deported.
  • 3,700,000 refugees.

Afterthe genocide and war, Rwanda has been a country of vulnerable women and children.

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After the genocide, Rwanda had critical issues impeding its development:

Mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS

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Criticalissues:

  • Treating HIV positivewomen
  • Preventing transmission of the virus to their offspring
  • Giving women healthcare and reproductive health services
  • Preventing and responding to the violence stemming from the brutalization of the society
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In response to these urgent needs

Zonta International will provide US$1,000,000

to eliminate new pediatric HIV infections and prevent domestic and gender-based violence in Rwanda

in cooperation with the United Nations Children´s Fund (UNICEF).

  • ZontaInternational’sSupport:
  • US$600,000 (2008-2010)
  • US$500,000 (2010-2012)
  • US$1,000,000 (2012-2014)

Zonta International has a unique opportunity to help win the war on HIV and eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS in Rwanda!

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Goals

  • Eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Rwanda by 2015
  • Reduce incidence and lessen the impact of gender-basedviolence

Zonta International has a unique opportunity to help win the war on HIV and eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS in Rwanda!

what has already been done
What has already been done?

Two One Stop Centers (OSCs Isange and Rusizi)

The Family Package Program

outcomes
Outcomes
  • Improved access to HIV testing
  • Improved services for approximately 600,000 pregnant women
  • HIV prevention policies and guidelines
  • One Stop Centers in all provinces
  • 3,000 survivors of violence will be served
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The women

and children

of Rwanda

thank you

for your donations

to this program

and for

making a difference

in Rwanda!