Our Programs

With more than 25% of the global burden of disease, but only 3% of the world’s health workers, people are falling through the cracks across Africa. Health systems throughout the continent are in need of more and better-trained health workers. When human capacity falls short, gaps in the delivery of life-saving health services grow wider.

In response, Alliance for Healthy Communities (AHC) is helping fill immediate health service gaps in Rwanda through evidence-based programs, bringing life-saving health workers and interventions to communities across the country. AHC’s programs:

 

CLINICAL PROGRAMS

Provide a range of comprehensive HIV/AIDs and family planning services in partnership with the Rwandan Defense Force through its hospitals and clinics, with the aim of building internal capacity to meet community needs.

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REMOTE POPULATIONS

Serve populations in hard-to-reach areas with a full package of comprehensive HIV/AIDs prevention, treatment, counseling and family planning interventions through AHC’s Mobile Treatment and Care Unit.

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Conduct community outreach campaigns to fill short-term demands where AHC has expertise, such as HIV prevention through voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), and to support longer-term needs through educational anti-AIDs clubs in schools.

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CAPACITY BUILDING

Build capacity across program areas through lab and information technology infrastructure improvement and educational sessions on HIV management and family planning.

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AHC also aims to address the root-causes of sub-Saharan Africa’s quality health workforce shortage through capacity building and evaluation of programs to build on and improve best practices, particularly by identifying evidence-based solutions that take into account the local environment and cultural issues. AHC’s areas of expertise include HIV/AIDs, family planning, sexual and reproductive health, mental health, gender-based violence, substance abuse, monitoring and evaluation, and more.

By building on lessons learned in Rwanda, educating the next generation of medical professionals, training existing providers and conducting further research, AHC hopes to create a world where communities are strong and self-sufficient in adequately responding to the health and welfare needs of their people.