Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - Rwanda |

Emmanuel Finds His Feet: Rwanda Steps Up Fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases

Rwanda's pursuit to end NTDs like podoconiosis is gaining momentum with the government's multi-sectoral approach

Emmanuel Nyirishema vividly recalls the day his wife told him she was leaving. "My condition was a heavy cross to bear, not just for her, but for all of us," the 26-year-old potato farmer reflects. His spouse of 5 years buckled under the weight of caring for Emmanuel and their…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - Rwanda |

Charlene's Story: The evolution of Rwanda's Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) response through positive eyes

The Ministry of Health (MoH) reports that over the last 15 years, Rwanda has been able to bring down new HIV infections by 56%

Charlene Byukusenge fondly remembers the carefree days of her childhood. "Playing outside, dancing, sharing toys with friends – those were the days," she says with a nostalgic smile. But one hospital visit changed everything, revealing a harsh reality that would change her life forever.  At age nine, Charlene learned she…