Health & Nutrition

IMPROVING MATERNAL, NEWBORN AND CHILD HEALTH

Rwanda has made remarkable progress in improving its health indicators in the last decade, including, but not limited to, increased access to healthcare, a reduction in infant mortality from 86 to 50 per 1000, and improved immunization coverage. Despite these achievements, the quality of the healthcare remains generally low, and infant, under-five, and maternal mortality still remain high.

Save the Children is a partner of USAID's Maternal and Child Survival Program, to support the Ministry of Health in reducing child and maternal mortality through increased coverage and utilization of high-impact low cost reproductive maternal, newborn and child health interventions.

NUTRITION

Save the Children is supporting government strategies to fight against chronic malnutrition through the provision of technical support, development of behaviour change messages, and by carrying out campaigns on nutrition and hygiene in eight districts. Our current work is in a partnership with Global Communities.

 

To find out more about our Health and Nutrition work, please go to: http://rwanda.savethechildren.net/resources/health-&-nutrition/t-52

Parents attending cooking classes provided by Save the Children