Please describe the goal of your initiative; outline what you are trying to achieve
Project’s vision is a nation of able youth Rwandans.
Project’s mission is to help the development of a healthy, sustainable and educated Rwanda society
1. To help Rwanda in halting HIV/AIDS,TB, Malaria and other infective diseases transmission in Rwanda youth.
1. To provide Rwandans with relevant information regarding HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria
2. to advocate that police makers implement sustainable activities saving Rwandans against of HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria
3. To change behavior of some group that makes them more vurnalable
What has been the impact of your solution to date?
Our project has significant and detectable impacts in Rwanda where it is implemented.
The main impact is the reduction of HIV transmission rate among Rwandans through providing information to vurnalable groups, access to condoms and so on; the affection of AIDS has also been reduced because after our advocacy ARVs are free in Rwanda and there is a law punishing every one with stigma and descrimination to HIV+ people. we also reduced the TB transmission rate in Rwandans especially among immunocompromised people like HIV+ and malnourished children, the TB mortality rate has been reduced to 4.1%, TB drugs are free. Because of our advocacy and help 78.5% of Rwandans sleep in mosquito nets and they implemented measures of combating mosquitoes, this diminished people who got malaria especially children less than 5 years and pregnant women by 60.7% in only 2 years; 89.7% also know very well malaria symptoms and they go to the hospital early; this also reduced Malaria mortality rate by 56%.
What is your projected impact over the next five years?
Our project target in 5 years:
1.HIV transmission rate will be reduced to 0.5% and prevalence will be on 1% in Rwanda; We want that the first vurnalable group will have only the HIV prevalence of 2.5%; the stigma and discrimination will also be a history in Rwanda; they will be improvement of AIDS treatment in hospitals through education.
2.There will be improvement of knowledge regarding TB prevention and the TB mortality rate will be reduced to 1%; hospitals will have measures of preventing and treating multidrug resistant TB
3.Improved knowledge about malaria symptoms and 100% of Rwandans will be sleeping in mosquito net and implement measures of combating mosquitoes. The malaria mortality rate will be reduced to 1% especially in children less than 5 years and pregnant women.
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
Because of experience and methodology in those activities we don't expect to face many obstacles but however, there are some of them that we may face.
1. We may not find sufficient interviews in documentary production. Some of people giving interviews are public officials like ministers, we may miss them or find them very occupied; in order to overcome it, and we will contact them so early and ask them the day where they are free.
2. The project volunteers are students, there may be coincidence of class with project activities; in order to overcome this problem we recruit volunteers from all 6 years and as the schedule of the faculty show only 2 years have class at the same time and other 4 are free.
The project is working since 2010 and there no harmful obstacle met.
Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact
Provide sufficient information regarding HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria to 4,567,987 Rwandans, and Advocate those subjects.
Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone
Halt HIV and TB transmission rate to 2% & 3% respectively and reduce malaria mortality rate to 3.5%. Halt effects of those disea