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.
Care and Treatment
Economic and Social Impact Mitigation
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.