RRP+

RRP PLUS

Who We Are

Background

At the time of creating RRP+, many people in Rwanda lacked knowledge about HIV and linked HIV with immoral behavior. Consequently, this fueled HIV related stigma and discrimination against people infected and affected by HIV. To change this situation, representatives of 175 associations of PLHIV from across the country decided in March 2003 to form a network of people living with HIV (RRP+). Although RRP+ has initially been created for an unlimited period in accordance with law No 20/2000 of July 26th 2000, this was revised by law n° 04/2012 of February 17th, 2012 governing the Non-governmental Organizations.

RRP+ continued to grow and today it has over 130.000 beneficiaries of which around 68% are females. The beneficiaries are supported through 500 associations, 300 Cooperatives and 16 NGO
members of the network countrywide. The vision of RRP+ is that “Rwandans infected and affected by HIV are healthy, live in a socio-economic environment free from stigma and discrimination and are fully engaged in the HIV response.

RRP+ Strengths

Vision

Rwandans infected and affected by HIV are healthy, live in a socio economic environment free from stigma and discrimination and are fully engaged in the HIV response.

Mission

The RRP+ exists to contribute to the process of preventing HIV, Improve adherence to continuity care and treatment for HIV infected patients and restores hope and improves the quality of life of persons, families and communities affected by HIV.

RRP+ Ambitions

RRP+ stands to reduce new HIV infections in Rwanda and Contributing to end AIDS by 2030

Insure Zero stigma and discrimination among People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV).

Empowering PLHIV for financial independence

Insure access for health services for all.