SFH Board Visit SFH activities in Rulindo district
Rulindo district is located in the Northern Province with 17 sectors, 71 cells, 494 villages; The district has 2 district hospitals, 19 health centers and 3 health posts;
SFH started working with Rulindo since 2012 with an emphasis on health promotion activities like community mobilization on HIV/AIDS prevention, promotion of condom use, use of safe water, Malaria prevention and family planning. In August 2013, an integrated health message campaign was organized and conducted in partnership with SFH Rwanda to address health issues whereby HIV/AIDS, FP, Malaria control, Nutrition and Hygiene integrated messages were delivered across the district.
Benchmarking this, on the 25th of September 2014,some SFH Board members were in Rulindo district for a site visit: activities visited included but not limited to- mobile VCT and mobile Family Planning.
As clearly stated by the district Health Officer Mr. Jean d’Amour Manirafasha, in close collaboration and partnership with SFH the district from October 2013 to August 2014, worked hard to improve different HIV, Malaria, FP among others. The results were positive and impacted the district performance.
District officials are so proud to have been partnered with SFH Rwanda. In an interview with one of the SFH Board members Mr. Anthony S. Okoth (the Deputy Country Representative/ PSI Kenya) recommended that the remaining districts (in Rwanda) should learn from Rulindo and partner with SFH Rwanda. He congratulated SFH Rwanda for the good initiative and strategies that are being employed for improving health sector in Rwanda.
The following are key results of the SFH – Rulindo partnership:
|FP||Door to door approach (77,2% of households visited)||FP adapted rated increased from 55,2% to 60,2%|
|HIV-AIDS prevention||Door to door approach (94,7% of households visited)||16,947 people got tested (HIV status)|
|Malaria prevention||Door to door approach (94,7% of households visited)||Malaria prevalence decreased from 0,7% (2012-13) to 0.02% (2013-14)|
|Nutrition program||Door to door approach (94,7% of households visited)||Children under 5 (weight/ age) decreased from 1to 0,06%)|
|Hygiene||Door to door approach (94,7% of households visited)||Diarrheal cases decreased from 8,015 cases (2012) to 4,648 cases (2014).|