MDG-6 status for children and HIV in Rwanda: a rapid assessment

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In order to develop a comprehensive response to HIV/AIDS pandemic in women and children, Rwanda has benefited from generous international commitment of resources and technical assistance. More than halfway to the 2015 deadline to achieve the MDGs, an assessment of the progress towards achieving MDG 6 for children and HIV in Rwanda is needed to inform the acceleration of program implementation. An assessment tool was first of all developed around the "Four Ps". 1) Qualitative methods: a desk review of existing national policy and strategic document of particular relevance to the subject to assess if the fight against HIV pandemic is a national priority and the level of mainstreaming of HIV and children issues. Interviews were also conducted with key stakeholders from public institutions, UN agencies, international and local organizations mainly to identify key achievements, major gaps, challenges and way forwards toward MDG-6 for children and HIV. 2) Quantitative methods: a data abstraction from national validated reports - covering the period from 2000 to 2008 - to define status and trend of MDG-6 indicators.

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