Inshuti Mu Buzima
Country of Operation
- Partners In Health (PIH)Not-for-profit
- Rwandan Ministry of HealthGovernment
- The Global FundForeign aid agency or multilateral organization
- The Clinton FoundationNot-for-profit
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
- Higher middle-income (60-80%)
- High-income (80-100%)
SummaryInshuti Mu Buzima (IMB) is a Partners in Health (PIH) initiative that was formed to address HIV prevention and treatment issues in rural Rwanda.
Inshuti Mu Buzima project activities are aimed at scaling up HIV treatment and care in rural Rwanda; strengthening the country’s national training and evaluation programs; and developing, documenting, and disseminating a rural care model for HIV that can be adapted and replicated throughout Rwanda and other African countries.
Key program components
Inshuti Mu Buzima conducts extensive training for clinical staff and community health workers. IMB also offers HIV testing, prenatal counseling for women and makes referral for complicated cases to Rwinkwavu hospital. In addition, it distributes food packets monthly to HIV and tuberculosis patients and their families; this was modeled after a Program on Social and Economic Rights (POSER) in Haiti.
Inshuti Mu Buzima which means "Partners In Health" in Kinyarwanda (a local dialect), is a project that was formed and launched in the spring of 2005 at the invitation of the Rwandan government to address the challenges of global health in the country. The project was formed to replicate PIH's successful model of building comprehensive HIV prevention and treatment in central Haiti.