Launched in 2001 by Her Excellency Mrs Jeannette Kagame, the Family Package programme was offering comprehensive HIV/ AIDS services to families infected with and affected by HIV.
This programme was created as a response to the severe HIV/AIDS epidemic affecting Rwandan society as a result of rape during the Genocide Committed Against Tutsi.
Family Package services included family planning, Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission (EMTCT) of HIV/AIDS, nutritional balance, and psychosocial support. The EMTCT component was implemented in 32 health centres through peer educators, who helped sensitise beneficiaries on proper care and treatment of HIV.
In 2017, the Family Package project extended its reach to cater to teen mothers, under its new component - First Time Young Mothers.