One UN’s programme contributes to improvements in the delivery of quality health, water and sanitation services through strengthening national and sub-national capacities for health governance, financing, policy development, service delivery, monitoring and evaluation, management of quality lifesaving commodities and information systems.
One UN assists in the national provision of quality integrated health, including reproductive health and sexuality education for young people and family planning services. Community capacity is strengthened through support to national programmes to: improve access to quality health, water and sanitation services; achieve behavioural change through the hygiene promotion programme; and improve water and sanitation in communities, schools and health centres.
One UN focuses its support on strengthening the supply of high quality national and community-based health services and on increasing the demand for these services. The programme seeks to reduce the vulnerability of identified groups, and improve sustainability and quality of health services, as well as improving the system to measure quality of those services. Emphasis is placed on promoting the national provision of a comprehensive integrated health packages along the continuum of care with particular attention to women, girls and vulnerable populations in order to reduce disparities in access and use of health services. Technical and financial assistance is provided mainly to health sector institutions at national, decentralized and community levels, but also to other relevant service delivery institutions.
HIV & AIDS
The One UN Rwanda programme work with the national government to improve the quality of HIV prevention, treatment, care and support and reproductive health services among pregnant women, children, youth and other key populations. Interventions are designed to improve emergency obstetric care and neonatal care by increasing uptake of family planning by choice and to reduce teenage pregnancies in order to decrease maternal mortality in tandem with the development of national capacities to adopt and sustainably implement nationawide.
The UN aims to contribute to reduced poverty and vulnerability through an intentional focus on nationally relevant and adopted resilience building programmes for the most vulnerable, including those affected by HIV/AIDS, thereby promoting equitable and inclusive growth.
Adolescents and youth, especially those most at risk, are empowered with skills and knowledge to avoid the transmission of HIV and AIDS and to fully participate in Rwanda’s society and economy. The delivery of equitable and quality services for the prevention of mother to child transmission and treatment and care services to HIV infected mothers, children, adolescents and youth and other targeted groups through capacity development and technical support from national institutions is in line with EDPRS 2 and multi-sector policies and programmes. This is also a focus of the UN programme.