Clinical Care

Clinical Care Overview
WE-ACTx has provided medical care services, hospital referrals, and HIV counseling and testing for tens of thousands of Rwandans and their families. Currently,our two clinical sites in Rwanda offer comprehensive care, free of charge, for 2,250 patients living with HIV (including 600 children and youth). WE-ACTx’s medical services include confidential HIV testing, clinical evaluation, HIV prophylaxis, antiretroviral [...]

Integrated Mental Health Services

Our health care model is unique in Rwanda for its extensive integration of mental health care into primary health and HIV medical care. Trained staff including trauma counselors, a psychiatric nurse, a psychologist, and peer advocates deliver WE-ACTx’s psychosocial services. We offer home visits and individual counseling for patients of all ages, as well as group counseling for teens, [...]

Youth Services

Youth Support Groups
SUNDAY SUPPORT
Every Sunday, young patients from WE-ACTx’s Centreville clinic gather together for a day of peer-led support groups, community-building games, yoga, and a healthy snack.
Under the supervision of WE-ACTx’s Youth Program Director, our twenty Peer Parents facilitate group conversations for youth ages 12-20— focusing on overcoming the challenges of adherence to HIV medication. [...]

Income-Generation Cooperatives

WE-ACTx’s income generation projects seek to address two major barriers in fostering health and wellness for Rwandan women, children and families struggling with HIV: poverty and lack of sufficient nutrition. For many of our patients, generating sufficient income to feed themselves and their families is an ongoing struggle—which can increase vulnerability to disease and negatively influence adherence to HIV [...]

Musicians without Borders

Musicians without Borders (MwB) is an international nonprofit organization that uses music to connect communities, bridge divides, and heal the wounds of war and conflict. Under the guidance of project manager Danny Felsteiner, MwB has designed and facilitated an extensive teacher training for WE-ACTx’s Peer Parents—with the aim of giving them the tools to incorporate [...]

Yoga

Since the beginning, WE-ACTx has taken an imaginative approach to supporting the well-being of the communities we serve. In 2007, we started offering yoga classes to help survivors of genocidal rape alleviate symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)—through a partnership with the now-independent non-profit organization Project Air. Many of the women and men who have [...]

Rwanda Youth Adherence Study

WE-ACTx is the recipient of a 5 year NIH National Institute of Child Health and Development grant entitled “Improving Adherence to Treatment Regimens for HIV-Positive Adolescents and Young Adults.”
As is true in most of sub-Saharan Africa, Rwandan youth are the global epicenter of the AIDS epidemic, accounting for 40% of new infections. While adults [...]

Women's Equity in Access to Care & Treatment