Preparatory Meeting Co-host

Rwanda has been part of the Global Fund partnership since 2003. During this time, significant progress has been made in the fight against HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria in the country.

Key achievements in the country include

  • Between 2010 and 2020, the number of AIDS-related deaths decreased by 59%, from approximately 5,900 in 2010 to approximately 2,500 in 2020.
  • The proportion of people living with HIV receiving antiretroviral drugs more than doubled, from 89,000 in 2010 to 207,000 in 2020.
  • Between 2010 and 2020, coverage of medication that prevents mother-to-child transmission of HIV increased from 59% to 98%.
  • TB mortality declined by 40% between 2012 and 2020.
  • Between 2020 and 2021, the number of malaria cases decreased by 41%.
  • During the last long-lasting insecticidal net campaign in 2019 and 2020, Rwanda successfully distributed 5.57 million nets. In 12 districts targeted for indoor residual spraying, 99% of the population was covered.

Private sector partnership

Through the Global Fund partnership, the Rockefeller Data Science Catalytic Fund, Mastercard and Microsoft have supported Rwanda’s Ministry of Health as well as the Rwanda Information Society Authority to develop best-in-class data standards. The program helps to ensure important health data is captured, managed, secured and shared in a seamless and consistent manner across all levels of the health system. It also ensures that various systems speak to each other to enable timely access to data from the community right up to the national level to inform decision-making and disease management (Learn more).

The Global Fund/Vincent Becker

Health Hero

Meet Esther Mukagatare, a community health worker in Musanze.  

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