Health Development Initiative awards journalists in Reproductive Health

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Health Development Initiative (HDI), a civil society organization in Rwanda, on Wednesday awarded top Rwandan journalists at the first annual Reproductive Health Journalism Awards at a ceremony held at Umubano Hotel, Kigali.

The ceremony attracted ministry of health officials, development partners, media practitioners, civil society, and health care providers among other dignitaries.

HDI’s Executive Director, Dr. Aflodis Kagaba, said that the awards aim to recognize outstanding coverage by journalists on reproductive health issues and rights in Rwanda.

“Such issues are often considered taboo in our society and as a result we often don’t have enough platforms to learn or discuss about them. We hope that these awards will encourage more media practitioners to reports on health Rights “All the 15 journalists, who were finalists at the Awards, received”

Overall winner was Eric Muvara from KT Radio, who scooped Rwf 800,000, RBA’s Carine Umutoni was 1st runner up receiving Rwf 600,000 Rwf. and 2nd runners Peter Muyombano from Radio/TV Flash received 500,000Frws.

Muvara , while speaking to his fellow journalists commended HDI for the, saying that it will motivate him to continue writing as well as sensitizing the public about reproductive health issues.

HDI is an organization that strives to improve the quality accessibility of healthcare including sexual and reproductive health for all Rwandans through advocacy, education, and training.

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