Intervention Areas

RPP+ mainly focuses on advocacy for the wellbeing of PLHIV , HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment and Social-Impact Mitigation. Each pillar represents a strategic intervention area. All together they support RRP+ in achieving its long term mission and vision in alignment with Rwandan national goals and global targets in HIV response.


Considering human rights at the center of development, RRP+ advocates for increased respect of rights of PLHIV and supports PLHIV to claim these rights. A special effort is made to promote women’s rights and fight gender inequality, since these are the root causes making women especially vulnerable to HIV, gender-based-violence and stigma and discrimination. RRP+ believes that the promotion of human rights is a sustainable way of empowering PLHIV to improve the quality of their live.

HIV Prevention

RRP+ contributes to improved and equal accessibility to primary and secondary prevention measures by all, in order to reduce new HIV infections. Peer educators that are trained and supervised by RRP+ play a crucial role in increasing the awareness in communities about HIV (among others by giving public testimonies) and referring people at risk to HIV testing in health facilities (or outreach campaigns).

Care and Treatment

Through awareness raising campaigns and the work of peer educators in the communities, RRP+ contributes to improved uptake and adherence to HIV care and treatment, and collaborates with health facilities to ensure that qualitative care and treatment are accessible, acceptable and affordable for PLHIV.

Economic and Social Impact Mitigation

RRP+ contributes to improved economic well-being of PLHIV by strengthening member organizations to work in cooperatives and develop income generating activities. Through awareness raising activities and advocacy activities, RRP+ also contributes to the reduction of stigma and discrimination against PLHIV. Reduced poverty, financial independency and reduced self-stigma and discrimination lead to increased self-esteem which enables PLHIV to live a dignified life.

The success of RRP+’s work in the area of prevention and treatment is mainly based on the Peer Education (PE) approach. This approach relies on the involvement of PLHIV in community mobilization, awareness-raising, screening of TB and in referring people to health service providers for HIV and TB testing, to reduce new HIV and TB infections and to improve adherence to treatment of HIV and TB. Peer Educators are role models, elected by associations’ members, based on their integrity and adherence to treatment. The importance of peer educators in linking the community and health facilities has been recognized by the Ministry of Health. To assure the successful implementation of the new HIV treatment model (Differentiated Service Delivery Model) the ministry has increased the number of peer educators, who play a key role in following up on PLHIV. Especially since stable patients will see a doctor only quarterly, the role of peer educators to follow-up on patients within their community and assure proper adherence to HIV treatment, has become even more important.