This Wednesday, October 9, 2019, the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Rt. Hon. Donatille Mukabalisa received Dr. Julitta Onabanjo, the UNFPA Regional Director for East and Southern Africa and discussed strategic partnerships and achievements between Rwanda and the United Nations Population Fund.
During their exchanges, both sides extolled the good relations and support, mainly through the Parliamentarian's Network for Population and Development (RPRPD) and UNFPA Rwanda in addressing population issues in the matter of health and family planning.
Dr. Julitta Onabanjo stated that Rwanda has showcased good progress in health and a sustainable family planning program for the past 25 years - after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
“It was an opportunity to appreciate the progress particularly the health of women and young people. We also talked about sustainable financing health, particularly for family planning which allows the population to decide about their family size,” she added.
The Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Rt Hon. Mukabalisa Donatille praised the UNFPA for its partnership with the Parliament of Rwanda through the RPRPD. She also expressed the commitment to continue the collaboration.
“Our partnership in health has impacted the lives of the entire people, and then we are committed to working together to also touch the other side of the health such as the reproduction health, family planning, fighting against HIV particularly in young people,” She declared.
At the Parliament, Dr. Julitta Onabanjo, UNFPA Regional Director for East and Southern Africa Region was accompanied by a UNFPA Rwanda delegation led by Mr. Mark Bryan Schreiner.