In cooperation with the US Fund for UNICEF, Zonta International has supported efforts to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and gender-based violence in Rwanda since 2008.
Rwanda has set an ambitious target to achieve an HIV-free generation, and has maintained a low HIV prevalence at about 3 percent of the adult population. Still, throughout the country, adolescents, especially girls, remain at increased risk of contracting HIV. At the same time, providing protection for the country's 130,000 orphans is another critical factor in further reducing the prevalence of HIV and curbing issues of violence and abuse.
Click here to learn about achievements, results and next steps for the project. To read about Agnes, head of the Matyazo Health Center's Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission program, click here.