Rwanda Military Hospital (RMH) in partnership with US department of Defense through its agencies Drew Cares International, JHPIEGO and Society for Family Health organized Army week activities in celebration of World AIDS day celebrated every 1st December.
This army week conducted from 30 November to 4 December will offer services that are in line with HIV prevention and more than 3000 people from Kayonza district are expected to receive free of charge the following services:
• Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (surgical method and prepex method)
• Voluntary Counseling and testing
• Behavior Change Communications (Health education)
The Hon Minister of health Dr.Agnes Binagwaho who launched this activity on 1st Dec said that the work the army is doing to support the health of the population is extraordinary and the government of Rwanda is making a lot of effort to achieve an HIV free generation by making sure every pregnant woman is HIV tested and all measures are taken for new born babies are born HIV free.
She urged Rwandan population to stay away from unprotected sex and for those who are HIV positive to make sure they get treatment regularly.
Col.Dr.Emmanuel Ndahiro, RMH commandant in his remarks said that army week activities were established to support people who cannot easily access development infrastructures, and the army will continue to make sure such people are always facilitated because security goes hand in hand with population welfare.