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RWANDA: Handling HIV/AIDS in an active army

KIGALI, 26 February (PLUSNEWS) - Rwanda's small but potent army has been active beyond its borders in recent years, fighting in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and peacekeeping in Sudan's Darfur region. Full report

RWANDA: Aid plea for genocide rape survivors

KIGALI, 15 April (PLUSNEWS) - African Rights, a human rights organisation, has appealed to the international community to provide medical aid for women who were raped, widowed and infected with HIV/AIDS during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Full report

RWANDA: HIV/AIDS project registers high acceptance rate - UNICEF

NAIROBI, 7 April (PLUSNEWS) - A pilot project in Rwanda on the prevention of mother-to-child HIV infection has registered a high rate of acceptance and has helped improve the chances of HIV positive mothers giving birth to HIV negative children, the UN Children's Fund reported on Tuesday. Full report

RWANDA: 45 to take part in HIV/AIDS vaccine trials

KIGALI, 10 March (PLUSNEWS) - Some 45 Rwandan volunteers are to take part in tests for a new HIV/AIDS vaccine, the minister in charge of HIV/AIDS, Innocent Nyaruhirira, said on Wednesday. Full report

RWANDA: US official pledges to mobilise resources in fight against HIV/AIDS

KIGALI, 3 December (PLUSNEWS) - US Secretary for Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson promised on Wednesday to mobilise funds for HIV/AIDS programmes in Rwanda and to secure antiretroviral (ARV) drugs for Rwandans infected with the disease. Full report

RWANDA: Focus on genocide widows dying of HIV/AIDS

KIGALI, 8 October (PLUSNEWS) - Mediatrice Ilibagiza, 38, is a widow and mother of three who, like thousands other Rwandan women, lost her husband during Rwanda's 1994 genocide. Full report

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RWANDA: Need to incorporate nutrition into kids' HIV programmes

NAIROBI, 7 December (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Nearly 45 percent of HIV-positive Rwandan children under five years old are severely malnourished, delegates at a recent paediatric conference on HIV/AIDS heard. Full report

RWANDA: Locals taking AIDS orphans, widows under their wing

KIGALI, 23 November (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - The continued poverty and suffering in Rwanda, 12 years after the genocide, is spurring local people to take responsibility for orphans rather than wait for handouts. Full report

RWANDA: Giving AIDS orphans a say in their care

MUHANGA, 9 October (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - A new participatory method is empowering Rwanda's orphans to take on parental responsibilities and keep child-headed families together. Full report

RWANDA: Guarding against HIV in prisons

KIGALI, 24 August (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Kigali Central Prison (KCP), in the capital of Rwanda, has the nation's highest number of HIV-positive prisoners. "This one [visitor] has been more difficult to keep out. You can't see it coming and it is impossible to see it being passed around," said Vincent Rugema, chief prison warden. Full report

RWANDA: Managing HIV among refugee populations

KIGALI, 2 August (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - More than 40,000 Congolese refugees living in camps in neighbouring Rwanda depend on the generosity of donors and their host nation, who provide them with everything from food and water to education and health services. Full report

RWANDA: Poverty, landlessness exacerbating impact of HIV

KIGALI, 12 July (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - More than 60 percent of Rwanda's eight million people get by on less than a dollar a day, but grinding poverty is an even greater threat to HIV-positive people. Rwanda, one of the world's poorest countries and the most populous in central Africa, has an estimated 340 people per square kilometre. The land is also very unequally divided, with the majority having tiny plots or none at all to cultivate. Full report

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