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Urunana DC/Rwanda Health Communication Center project
Started: In July 2011
Duration of the project: 3 years
Purpose of the project: Producing and airing drama series on different health sector issues in
Aim of the drama series: To raise awareness and educate the population on healthy behaviours
and practices that facilitate disease prevention and control thus contributing to improved health of Rwandan population.
Health issues that are addressed: HIV and AIDS, TB, Malaria, Mother and child health
and family planning among others.
“I have taken ten years in marriage without a baby, people started coming to me trying to seduce me into sex that if I have sex with them I will have a baby, that my husband is the one with a problem. But following Bushombe and Kankwanzi’s story, I knew that any side can have problems ( Both man and woman). Now I am waiting to get money to go for medical check up” “What can I say about Urunana program?”
“Muhire and Mugeni story provoked me to go for VCT. After Mugeni went and found she was positive and she had stayed for a period of time not knowing her status, I decided also to go for a test to know HIV status and I was happy to find I was HIV negative”