A future where people have a standard living condition is what we need at HIHD; people living with HIV/AIDS are often too weak to work so that they may contribute to the development of their families, and they are often even the heads of families. This fact merges their families in a deep poverty, they lose their confidence and value because the community does no longer consider them equally to others or contributing citizens.
To ensure that all people have the same value in the community, HIHD supports community-initiated projects that improve HIV/AIDS prevention, education, diagnosis, and treatment in local communities. We also provide funding and programmatic support for projects that benefit the underserved communities that are most impacted by HIV/AIDS. At HIHD we believes that community members living with the daily realities of HIV/AIDS clearly understand what their needs are and how those needs can be addressed. Our approach recognizes the differences between communities, and works with them to adapt a strategy that is best suited for the needs and culture of each community. We work closely with project leaders to incorporate a monitoring and evaluation system into each project, and consider the long-term sustainability of the work. Additionally, we support projects that may indirectly improve HIV/AIDS transmission by supporting economic empowerment of high risk groups. We work to deliver health care in a holistic and sustainable manner that engages communities as a whole.
Our approach to tackling HIV/AIDS:
⦁ Empower health care workers and patients to make lasting change in the health outcomes in their communities
⦁ Partner and engage with patients in their own health care
⦁ Identify and address barriers to care
⦁ Improve collaboration within the health system and between sectors
⦁ Learn and strengthen programs through continuous capacity-building and high-quality data-driven continuous improvements.
⦁ Invest in sustainability
Educate communities on increasing nutritional status
At HIHD we need communities and families to be self-reliant and build more food-secure future. Given their long-term negative effects on human capital development and poverty eradication, stunting and malnutrition come on the top of our agenda as top prior challenges to address. In our journey to uprooting stunting and malnutrition towards the wellbeing and health improvement of Rwandan communities; HIHD provides trainings on permagardening and climate smart agriculture to different communities countrywide; thereafter these the trained groups continue spreading permagarden approach in their communities.
Given that malnutrition in children is attributed not only to food insecurity and poverty, but also to inadequate feeding, particularly during weaning, and insufficient intake of micronutrients; at HIHD we also train women …….