Rwanda is classed as a low-income nation and although the Rwandan Government is focussing on development, the hygiene and sanitation situation remains relatively poor in the country. According to World Health Organisation (WHO) figures, only 23% of the population have access to improved sanitation facilities putting it below the regional average of 33% . Furthermore, 35% of the population have no access to an improved water source [World Bank, 2005-2009] and only a tiny proportion of latrines meet safety standards These factors all contribute to the greater prevalence of hygiene related diseases in Rwanda, such as diarrhoea, dysentery and cholera. There is also great disparity in access to improved hygiene and sanitation; whereas in the urban areas better infrastructure provides better amenities, many people in rural areas still have little access to clean water and improved sanitation facilities
tuberculosis, family planning, maternal and child health, sexually transmitted infections
particularly among most at risk populations, and other reproductive health issues combined with empowering vulnerable people by providing an income ways to improve their living standards have to be strengthened as one of goals of youth Rwanda organization.
Adolescents at the anti HIV/AIDS club from villages joined a focus group that provides their community with information about HIV and AIDS, and supports those among them living with the disease as one of the methods of prevention.
to speak their minds is essential to conquering the fear and stigma that often surround HIV and AIDS.“If we are ashamed of speaking up, we can’t have open discussions and we will never be in a position to influence anything,” he said. “It is important for Rwandan youth to throw away their fear and speak up for a better life.”
Diarrhea and pneumonia kill 4 million of children under 5 years old each year. Children from the poorest 20% household are more than 10 times as likely to die as children from the richest 20%of households. Hands are the principal carriers of diseases-causing germs basing on scientific research and intensively monitored trials at both households and schools. Teaching sessions at primary schools to increase the awareness on hand washing and sanitation by strengthening hand washing with soap reduce the millions of death of children especially at critical 3 moment
The activities of combating TB that are conducted by YOUTHRWANDA are:TB/HIV integrated care, including evaluating strategies to enhance early diagnosis of TB among people with HIV/AIDS as well as developing methods to improve HIV testing of TB patients, to increase enrolment of TB/HIV coinfected patients into HIV care, and to provide councelling to the use of cotrimoxazole and antiretroviral therapy through the TB services.
youth training on HIV/AIDS prevention,family planning and sexual reproductive health