Launched in 2001 by the First Lady Jeannette Kagame, the Family Package programme offers comprehensive HIV/AIDS services to families affected by and infected with the HIV virus. This programme was created as a response to the severe HIV/AIDS epidemic affecting the Rwandan society.
Family Package provides various services such as Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission (EMTCT) of HIV/AIDS, family planning, nutritional balance, and psychosocial support, among many others. The programme is implemented in 27 health centres through peer educators who help sensitise beneficiaries on proper care and treatment of HIV.
73,700 young people sensitised to be voluntarily tested for HIV. 26,647 women were received under the PMTCT programme in 32 health facilities.