Posts Categorized: Rwanda

Fair-goers trade a fingerpick for peace of mind

A big advantage of rapid HIV testing is that it can be done just about anywhere, quickly and conveniently. AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Rwanda embraced this approach and set up shop in an unexpected place – the 2017 International Trade Fair in Kigali. Among a throng of over 400 exhibitors, AHF Rwanda ran one of…

#Girlpower shines on the International Day of the Girl Child

Girls and young women are the future of tomorrow. Despite the incalculable obstacles they often face in daily life, such as discrimination, abuse and discouragement from pursuing their dreams, many find the strength to persevere and succeed. To celebrate and empower girls and young women to embrace their aspirations and take charge of their health,…

The Lancet Book Review: “Anyone Can Absolutely Change The World”

The Lancet, one of the oldest and best known medical journals in the world, recently published in its June issue a book review (PDF) of Righteous Rebels, the story of AHF’s bold history of activism.  Written by award-winning journalist Patrick Range McDonald, Righteous Rebels chronicles AHF’s unlikely rise from a feisty grassroots organization during the 1980s AIDS crisis in Los Angeles…

Rwandan CSOs Urge Key Initiatives in Petition to Global Fund Board

In a formal petition, Rwandan HIV/AIDS advocates, including staff from AHF Rwanda, urged the Global Fund Board to refrain from using the World Bank country income groups, increase allocations to civil society organizations and call on China to step up its contribution to the Fund. The petition was presented to the members of the Developing…

AHF Rwanda Celebrates 10 Years of HIV/AIDS Treatment

Rwandan officials, patients, community stakeholders and media gathered on March 17 in Kigali to celebrate AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Rwanda’s 10-year anniversary of delivering lifesaving HIV/AIDS care and treatment in the country. The significant milestone was commemorated with a special dinner and screening of a documentary highlighting AHF’s progress made in reducing new infections and…

AHF Rwanda Launches “24/7 Condom Distribution Kiosks Initiative”

Thanks to a partnership between the City of Kigali, the government of Rwanda and AHF, residents of the city will now have access to free condoms 24/7 via a network of “condom kiosks.” The innovative distribution scheme is officially called the “24/7 Condom Distribution Kiosks Initiative (24/7 CK).” The kiosks have been strategically placed throughout…

The New Times Rwanda: New project to increase condom availability in HIV hotspots in CoK

By Sharon Kantengwa | The New Times Rwanda | May 21, 2016 The government, in partnership with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and the City of Kigali (CoK), have launched a new effort they say is an innovative approach to ensuring easy access to condoms in HIV hotspots in the capital. The initiative, dubbed 24/7 Condom Distribution Kiosks…

Yeejo: AHF Rwanda Conducts Free HIV/AIDS Testing for Kagugu Youth

By Claude Uwihoreye Karuhije | Original Version, “Youth with fear got tested HIV/AIDS by AHF Rwanda” Published by Yeejo | March 31, 2016 AHF, the international organization that deals with HIV prevention services, testing, and healthcare for HIV patients organized a public action of conducting HIV tests for free for Kagugu residents, mostly youth, who were fearful for their…

AHF Debuts First Billboard in Rwanda

AIDS Healthcare Foundation launches its first ad campaign in Rwanda with a friendly, yet frank, HIV testing promotion AIDS Healthcare Foundation – the largest global HIV/AIDS organization – has been a trendsetter in provocative, thoughtful, and memorable advertising that promotes condom use, open dialogue about sexual health, and getting tested for HIV and other sexually…