One of the Rwanda Paediatric Association’s strategic priorities is to advocate and communicate as clearly as possible for child’s health, both global and national levels. As the major call for RPA, the association acts as a catalyst to impact legislative and regulatory action on the behalf of children at a national level and strives to deliver innovative, multi-disciplinary, and solution-oriented approaches to child health.
Therefore, the Rwanda Paediatric Association advocate for the following;
- Building RPA’s credibility and capability for child’s care locally and internationally
- Build strong relationships and partnerships with local and international organizations for child care.
- Promotion of the value of the children, their families, and communities
- Advocation for more research towards child’s health.
- Commitment to the aims, objectives, and values of child rights.
- Participating in decisions that affect the lives of children, and being key actors in their development
- Demonstrate the advantages and disadvantages of the changing policies, practices, and legislation for the benefit of children.
- Making sure registered NGOs on children’s care deliver on commitments made.
- Encourage M.o. H (Ministry of Health Rwanda) & RBC (Rwanda Biomedical Center) to recognize children’s needs (particularly those of disadvantaged children), and act to fulfill their obligations.
- Advocacy for local and international donors to spend their budgets in ways that will make a real difference to children’s lives.
- Work closely with the Government and the local authority to maintain a register of children of compulsory school age who are not registered at certain schools.
Mitigating the right of children to access the quality of care during the breakout of the pandemic.