The advocacy campaign aims to contribute towards the reduction of the under-five mortality rate in Rwanda.
In 2000, only 10 percent of women in Rwanda delivered in a proper health facility. By 2010 that number had increased to 69 percent.
Considering all the improvements made against both malaria and pneumococcal disease, and the efforts to take better care of new born babies and under five children, Rwanda is on track to meet the 2015 target of reducing the mortality rates to 28 for infants and 50 for under-five children.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) yesterday donated six ambulances and Reproductive Health Medical equipments worth US$387,000 to the Ministry of Health (MoH)
"Rwanda has embraced the challenges that MDGs pose, and has made substantial progress towards achieving them. However, work remains to be done in many areas particularly in maternal and child health which are the MDGs four and five," reads a statement from the Rwandan MoH.