Photography: Médecins Sans Frontières: Rwanda: A Chance to Live
Over 700 babies are born every day in Rwanda. With the highest birthrate in the world, the country will double its population by 2012. It is estimated that 25% of pregnant mothers in the capital city Kigali are HIV positive, while 15% from other regions are HIV positive. The infant mortality rate is 100 of every 1000 births.
To help curb the infant mortality rate, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Belgium provides reproductive healthcare in six clinics across Northern Rwanda: Kinoni, Gitare, Rusasa, N'taruka, Kinyababa, Butaro and the Ruhengeri Provine Hospital Maternity Ward.
MSF coordinates an ambulance for the province, provides Cartes pour l'Indigent to impoverished families, and employs Community Animateurs to teach the risks of HIV/AIDS.