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Name: Health Development Initiative (HDI)
Street 1: African Union Boulevard, Kicukiro Sonatubes
Street 2:
City: Kigali
Province: Kigali City
Post Code: P.O Box 3955
Country: Rwanda
Phone: +250788305117
Email: info@hdirwanda.org
Web Site: http://www.hdirwanda.org

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr.
First Name: Aflodis
Last Name: KAGABA
Title: Executive Director
Email: kagaba@hdirwanda.org
Phone: +250788305117

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: Cassien
Last Name: HAVUGIMANA
Title: Programs Director
Email: cassien@hdirwanda.org
Phone: +250788273755

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
Organization Reach: National
Organization Description:
Health Development Initiative-Rwanda (HDI) is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit organization based in Kigali and registered with the Rwandan government. We strive to improve both the quality and accessibility of healthcare for all Rwandans through advocacy, Health education, and capacity Strengthening. HDI was founded in 2005 by a dedicated group of Rwandan physicians working in health facilities and communities across the country. This diverse group of health professionals was united by a shared commitment to improve the health of disadvantaged communities within and outside of the healthcare system. Today, HDI brings together a team with vast experience in medicine, public health, human rights and community development to bridge the gap between communities and the healthcare system.

We believe health outcomes can be improved through parallel development of the community and the Health system’s capacity to support prevention, care and treatment of disease and illness. We support community and health systems strengthening through our three program areas: Family and Community Health; Medical and Technical Support; and Advocacy and Policy Monitoring. We work to empower individuals with the tools and knowledge necessary to advance the health of their communities, so that all Rwandan residents may lead healthy lives, free from preventable disease and premature mortality.


Our Vision

A healthy society in which medical care is accessible to all communities regardless of socioeconomic level; in which women and their families are educated and informed about reproductive health, family planning, and newborn care; and in which preventable disease no longer threatens lives.


Our Mission

To organize and promote community-based healthcare development in Rwanda. We work to build sustainable alliances between the community and professional health care providers, as well as to empower providers to better educate and serve their communities. Through education and improved health
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 11 - 25
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $100,001-$500,000
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Attendance at a TB related event
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Information on developments within the TB world
 
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
-Advocacy activities, social and community mobilization,
-Working with TB actors by training and engaging them to be champion and actors of TB prevention in Rwanda,
-Training Community Health Workers and People Living with to conduct health education in the community through Door-to-door campaign,
-TB outreach sessions in the community to engage community members and local leaders to advocate and fight against TB in the community.
-Collaboration and partnership with national TB control program to fight against TB at countrywide.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Rwanda
Which WHO region is the main focus of your work: African
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
Rwanda

Specializations

Advocacy
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy Rwanda
Research and Development Rwanda
Technical Assistance Rwanda

Contribution

Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
-Creating a coalition and Partnership with Civil Society Organizations working in TB prevention sector
-Community health education through door-to-door campaign and sensitization, training Community Health Workers and local leaders to fights against TB and HIV co-infection, using theater group to fight against TB in the community
-Creating cooperatives of People Living With HIV to group them into cooperatives and give them health education services easily and bring them on board to fight against TB in the community
-Health education in the community work and in the community events
-Sensitization on TB and HIV co-infection education program on Radio and TV
-Education and training of Health care providers to increase TB case detection and education in health centers
-To engage local government authorities at the sector level to participate in and promote TB activities in their communities to raise awareness and promote care seeking.
-To reach PLWH and the great public via training of associations/cooperatives of PLWH and CSOs/NGOs involved in the response to HIV, training of community health workers (CHWs), and conducting of community Outreach Awareness sessions.
-Empower civil society organizations with the capacity to effectively monitor and influence national TB programs and policies and advocate for a more effective TB/HIV response.
-Establish a national coalition that promotes high-level advocacy and commitment for improved TB detection, prevention and treatment among people living with HIV and other vulnerable groups.

Drug-Resistant TB:
To reach PLWH and the great public via training of associations/cooperatives of PLWH and CSOs/NGOs involved in the response to HIV, training of community health workers (CHWs), and conducting of community Outreach Awareness sessions.
-Empower civil society organizations with the capacity to effectively monitor and influence national TB programs and policies and advocate for a more effective TB/HIV response.

TB-HIV:
-To enable community-led awareness raising for TB prevention, screening, and treatment among people living with HIV in rural areas
-to strengthen the commitment of local government authorities at the sector level to advocate for and prioritize TB detection and treatment among PLWHIV; and to promote community-led TB/HIV awareness initiatives to ensure timely diagnosis and treatment of TB among PLWHIV at sector level.
-To Promote community-led TB/HIV awareness initiatives to ensure timely diagnosis and treatment of TB among PLWHIV at sector level
-To Strengthen the commitment of local government authorities at the sector level to advocate for and prioritize TB detection and treatment among

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No know conflict of Interest.

Application date: June 10, 2013
Last updated: March 20, 2015