Cassien Havugimana is a Pharmacist with Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy. He is a graduate of the National University of Rwanda with over 5 years of experience working in the non-profit sector. He has extensive knowledge of public health; health policy,
especially in HIV/AIDS; TB; Malaria; sexual and reproductive health and right; and women’s health and rights. He served as the Acting Executive Director (August, 2011- May, 2012) of Health Development Initiative-Rwanda (HDI), an organization working to promote
health and development among disadvantaged communities in Rwanda, and is currently working as a Programs Manager. In addition to his work with HDI, he serves as the Chairperson of Rwanda Pharmacy Students Association and Regional Project Officer of International
Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF) in African Continent.
September 26, 2012 / Cassien Havugimana
Studies have proven that contraception reduces the risk of unintended pregnancy and transmission of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV.
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"Our desire to bring every good thing to our children is a force for good throughout the world. It’s what propels societies forward." —Melinda Gates
The Global Fund has helped to deliver more than 190 million bed nets to protect families from malaria.
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In Senegal, 80% of households now have a bed net, helping the number of malaria cases there drop 50% in a single year.
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