Social and Behavior Change Communication

This leaflet summarizes key messages to promote exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) during the first 6 months just after birth. It provides technical and practical guidance on how to appropriately and effectively breastfeed your baby.

The primary audience are (1) pregnant mothers, (2) the mothers of children under 6 months of age, (3) male parents, (4) women in reproductive age and other key supportive community. It highlights and answers key questions on the following topics on EBF:

The job aid was developed based on the formative research findings. Both the content and illustrations were developed and designed based on the findings to ensure they respond to audience's need
the content was reviewed, updated, validated and approved by the Health Promotion and Social Determinants Technical Working Group.

Caritas Rwanda was established in 1960 by Catholic Bishops of Rwanda. It was officially recognized as a non-profit organization by the ministerial order nr 499/08 in 1962, and became a non-governmental organization according to the law no 06/2012 of 17/02/2012 governing the management and governance of religion-based institutions in Rwanda.

The Catholic Church is one of the longest standing institutions in Rwanda's modern history. The reach of the Church and its involvement in socio-economic and peacebuilding activities is substantial.

Our History

FXB Rwanda is affiliated with FXB International (FXBI), an international NGO created in 1989 by Albina du Boisrouvray to honor and sustain the humanitarian commitment of her only son François-Xavier Bagnoud, a helicopter pilot who lost his life during a mission in Mali at age of 24. In 1989, his mother, family and friends founded FXB to continue his spirit of rescue and perpetuate the values of generosity and compassion that guided his life.

Global Communities is an international non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable. Global Communities has existed for 60 years.