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35th INTERNATIONAL CANDLE LIGHT MEMORIAL CAMPAIGN AND CELEBRATION DAY

The Candlelight Memorial Day is an international day commemorated globally on the third week of May, where the whole World is in memory of those who died and other victims of HIV/AIDS pandemic. The Candlelight Memorial Day commemoration was introduced in 1983, established by HIV positive people. In Rwanda, it was the first commemoration in 2006 by RVCP (Rwanda Village Concept Project). The candlelight memorial day is the time to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, helping people who have been [...]

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RVCP AND MEDSAR CELEBRATED THE WORLD AIDS DAY 2017

World AIDS day takes place on the 1st December every year since 1988. It is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and commemorate those who died from AIDS-related illness.  According to WHO, an estimated 36,7 million people were living with HIV/AIDS and 1 million people died of HIV-related illnesses worldwide in 2016 making HIV one of the most destructive pandemics in history. Rwanda faces an HIV epidemic at [...]

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RVCP celebrates World AIDS Day with Nyakagezi village residents

RWANDA Village Concept Project, RVCP, joined Nyakagezi village residents to celebrate World AIDS Day 2015, a day that is celebrating globally on 1st of December every year. Due to tight schedules of RVCP members/volunteers and availability of inhabitants, celebration activities took place on Saturday, November 28th from 7:30am to 8pm in Nyakagezi village, Huye sector, South Province.Member of Parliament honorable Gloriose was the guest of honor. The theme of the one-day event was “Getting to Zero”, a great opportunity to raising awareness of the deadly HIV/AIDS in the community [...]

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RVCP leads Huye through World AIDS Day 2016

Rwanda Village Concept Project (RVCP) through its HIV/AIDS prevention, sexual reproductive health, and family planning Program and partners, spearheaded the ceremony of World AIDS Day 2016 in Huye district on December 1 at Kamena stadium, Ngoma sector.​ The eventful ceremony that attracted close to 350 people, was preceded by HIV fight and prevention week, a week of outreach activities, public lectures and awareness campaigns in schools, markets, youth clubs and centers, all done by RVCP volunteers in different parts of the Southern Province’s [...]

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