To promote hygiene, health and nutrition status for women, children and vulnerable group, we undertake activities designed to improve women’s knowledge about basic nutrition and diversification of household diet. Stunting is more prevalent among children in rural areas and among mothers who have had no education. This initiative involves disseminating nutritional messages regarding quality and quantity of food, especially for children and pregnant women. In addition, prevalence of diarrhea, anemia, micro nutrient deficiencies, malaria and HIV/AIDS are widespread in Rwanda and are addressed through mitigation and behavioral modification training and monitoring activities.
We use training of trainers’ method to reach a big number of mothers in the area for the health promotion. Home visits are done to reach 1000 households with children less than five years. Through training of trainers groups, each household receive a basic health and hygiene kit. The kit will facilitate adoption of recommended hygiene and disease prevention behaviors such as proper hand washing, mouth and teeth cleaning, dish washing, fruit and vegetable washing, sleeping under an insecticide-treated net, etc.