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 Wednesday 16 June 2010
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  Ministry of Health
Contact person: Tel: +250 577 458
Location: P.O. Box 84
Kigali, Rwanda
Fax: +250 576 853
  Email: [email protected]
What we do:

  Training and Research AIDS Centre (TRAC)
Contact person: Dr Anita Assimwe, director; Dr Vianney Nizeyimana, deputy director; Adeline Kabeja, epidemiology unit Tel: +250 578 472
Location: P.O. Box 2717
Kigali, Rwanda
Fax: +250 570 411
What we do: A program of Rwanda's Ministry of Health, and a partner in the MTCT-Plus Initiative which aims to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

  National Commission against HIV/AIDS (CNLS)
Contact person: Agnes Binagwaho Tel: +250 582 018
Location: Fax: +250 583 325
What we do:

Contact person: Jean-Baptiste Ntakirutimana Tel: +250 577 484
Location: B.P. 137
Kigali, Rwanda
Fax: +250 585 196
What we do:

 Association of Support for People Living with HIV/AIDS (ANSP+)
Contact person: Dorothy Wibabara Tel: +250 08 521 671
Location: P.O. Box 6384
Kigali, Rwanda
What we do:

 Protection and Care of Families Against HIV/AIDS (PACFA) Project
Contact person: Tel: +250 590 62048
Location: Fax: +250 511 620
What we do: Prevention campaigns; family support - PMTCT; advocacy and resource mobilisation.

 Population Services International - Rwanda
Contact person: Tel: +250 503 481
+250 503 482
Location: B.P. 3040
Kigali, Rwanda
Fax: +250 503 478
What we do: Prevention campaigns, condom distribution, advocacy.

 Society for Women and AIDS in Africa (SWAA) Rwanda
Contact person: Christine Kibiriti Tel: +250 501 303
Location: B.P. 5196
Kigali, Rwanda
Fax: +250 501 303
What we do:

 UN Theme Group on HIV/AIDS, Chair
Contact person:  Mme Bintou Keita, UNICEF Tel: +250 587 717 / 573 033
Location: B.P. 381
Kigali, Rwanda
Mobile: +250 08 302 570
  Fax: +250 573 024
What we do:

 UNAIDS Country Co-ordinator
Contact person: Kekoura Kourouma Tel: +250 510 623
Location: P.O. Box 445
Kigali, Rwanda
Fax: +250 510 622
What we do:

Sources: - The Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
- The World Bank
- World Health Organization
- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Country Profiles
- United Nations Population Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs. 2005. “World Population Prospects: The 2004 Revision.” New York.
- The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

Treatment Map

Adult HIV Prevalence Rate (%): 3.1%
No. Of People living with HIV/AIDS: 190,000
No. Of HIV Testing & Counseling Sites: 223
No. Of People in need of ART: 51,047 (45,889 adults and 5,158 children)
No. Of People On ART (Oct. 2006): 28,933, 2578 of which are children
Regional breakdown—Kigali: 11,265; Eastern Province: 4,587; Western Province: 5,272; Northern Province: 3,552; Southern Province: 4,257
No. Of Sites Reportedly Distributing ART (Oct. 2006): 127
No. Of People on ART Public Sector: No. Of People on ART Private Sector: n/a
No. Of People on ART in Non-Governmental Programmes: ARVs are distributed in partnership with NGOs therefore no breakdown between public and NGO-based ARV distribution exists.
No. Of People Expected to be on ART (2006 End): 34,000 adults and 4,000 children
Front Line Drug Regimen (Dec. 2006): stavudine or zidovuidine + lamivudine + nevirapine or efavirenz
*PMTCT Regimen (Dec. 2006): For mothers not needing ARVs for their own health, zidovuidine (AZT) is prescribed from the 28th week of pregnancy until a week after labour, with an additional dose of nevirapine during labour. Plus 3TC for 7 days postpartum
Mothers who come in late, in the 34th week of pregnancy or later, receive triple therapy, according to national guidelines.
Mothers diagnosed during labour receive a single dose of nevirapine, with both AZT and 3TC prescribed for a week after labour.
Newborns receive a single dose of nevirapine at birth with AZT prescribed during their first month.

HIV/AIDS Fund Disbursements:
Total Funds Disbursed By The Global Fund as of Sept. 2006: US$83,248,350
Total Funds Disbursed By The World Bank Multi-Country HIV/AIDS Programme (MAP) as of Sept. 2006: US$30.5 million
Total Funds Disbursed By PEPFAR During 2005 Fiscal Year: US$56,909,487

Sources: Training and Research AIDS Centre (TRAC)


Demographics (United Nations Population Fund):
Population: 9,038,000
Population aged 15-59: 4,751,000
Urban population: 1,968,000

Under 5 mortality per 1000 births: 190
Male life expectancy: 44 years
Female life expectancy: 47 years
Combined average life expectancy: 45.5 years
Combined average life expectancy 1975-1980: 45 years

Education (UNESCO, 2004):
Males with secondary education as percentage of secondary school-age youths:
15% (2004 UNESCO Institute for Statistics estimate)
Females with secondary education as percentage of secondary school-age youths:
14% (2004 UNESCO Institute for Statistics estimate)

Literacy rates (UNESCO, 2004):
Percentage of literate males aged 15 or older: 75.3 percent
Percentage of literate females aged 15 or older: 63.4 percent
Combined literacy rate for aged 15 or older: 69.2 percent
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