Produced and distributed by the Ministry of Health in Rwanda. This video reminds general population and parents why it is very important to adhere to family planning methods as well as urging mothers on the importance of giving birth in health settings.
Developed and distributed by the Ministry of Health in Rwanda. This video alerts people to apply cleanliness in their daily life as one of the integrated methods towards combating stunting among children below 6 years old.
Produced by the Ministry of Health in Rwanda. The aim of this video is to teach general population the importance of taking their children to all vaccinations as planned by the WHO.
The Rwandan government is committed to improving the health status of Rwandans. The Ministry of Health (MOH) is well aware that health promotion is a key and strategic initiative to health development. Evidence clearly shows that health promotion, when incorporated into the achievement of public health goals, makes a positive contribution to the improvement of human health. Health promotion enables individuals to acquire information, knowledge to positively influence attitudes, and skills to effect positive attitudes and behaviors; it empowers Rwandans with the tools to make healthy lifestyle choices.
Led by the Ministry of Health and the Rwanda Biomedical Center through its Rwanda Health Communication Center, and in partnership with WHO and the USAID-funded Rwanda Family Health Project, the Rwanda Health Promotion Strategy represents national-level guidelines to assist in creating positive outcomes which are reflected in the Third Health Sector Strategic Plan (2012 – 2018), such as empowerment for health action at all levels of society and covering a wide range of priority health areas. Health is an investment in our future as a nation, and it is envisioned that this strategic document will both provide a framework for Rwanda’s bold attempt to position health promotion as a means to also invest in people’s health and place a high value on their lives and contributions they must make to achieve collective goals.
This strategy is part of the Rwandan national initiative intending to significantly reduce malaria morbidity and mortality. The program has behavior change at its foundation, and it requires people to adopt the necessary behaviors to achieve malaria pre-elimination. In order to carry out this work, massive community mobilization is required.