Rwanda Country Profile
CDC has worked alongside the Rwandan Ministry of Health since 2002 to strengthen its efforts in the areas of HIV testing and counseling, antiretroviral treatment scale up, HIV prevention interventions, tuberculosis (TB) and HIV services integration, laboratory systems strengthening, health informatics, surveillance, and monitoring and evaluation. CDC focuses on strengthening clinical services to provide comprehensive, integrated clinical HIV prevention and treatment and “one-stop” TB/HIV integrated services at all Ministry testing and treatment facilities. Through its laboratory systems strengthening efforts, CDC helps to develop Rwanda’s laboratory workforce and infrastructure while reducing turnaround times for HIV test results and expanding use of laboratory informatics by clinicians to improve the laboratory-clinical interface. CDC also works with the Ministry to make innovative use of electronic health information systems to support the prevention, detection, treatment, and reporting of HIV.
The U.S. government agencies which collectively implement the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) recently convened a weeklong planning meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Kigali with partners and stakeholders in preparation for the final submission of Rwanda’s 2018 PEPFAR Country Operational Plan (COP) to the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator in Washington, DC.
Despite being preventable and treatable, tuberculosis (TB) is now the leading infectious disease killer in the world, taking the lives of 1.6 million people each year.
For fifteen years, CDC has played a critical role in PEPFAR’s efforts to save millions of lives and transform the global HIV/AIDS response
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