Country Spotlight: Tanzania

Country Overview

HIV is the sixth leading cause of death in Tanzania, affecting approximately 1.4 million people. HIV prevalence disproportionately affects women in this country and has left hundreds of thousands’ of children ages 0-17 orphaned. Tanzania has the third highest number of HIV-positive children in sub-Saharan Africa.

Our Work in Tanzania

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) began supporting HIV and AIDS programming in Tanzania in 2003 and established a country office in 2004. As of January 2017, EGPAF supports 453 health facilities with HIV services that are integrated with TB, family planning, and reproductive health services.  

EGPAF-Tanzania supports the Ministry of Health, Community Developments, Gender, Elderly and Children at the national, regional, and district levels. We advocate for the development of policies that facilitate greater access to services and support those affected by HIV and AIDS in Tanzania. We also carry out operations research to evaluate and inform high-quality HIV and AIDS programs. Through program implementation, research, and advocacy activities, EGPAF-Tanzania is working to eliminate HIV infection in infants and children and to increase access to comprehensive, high-quality, and well-integrated prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT), family planning, and HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) care and treatment services among HIV-positive pregnant women, children, and their families.

 

Key Projects in Tanzania

Accelerating Children’s HIV and AIDS Treatment (ACT) Initiative: Adolescent Project (2016-2018) 

(2016-2018) This project focuses on increasing adolescent HIV testing and treatment adherence through the promotion and improvement of youth-friendly health services. The two-year project will provide national-level technical assistance and site-level support for 50 sites in 11 districts with the highest HIV prevalence and incidence rates.

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Malezi Project (2016-2017)

(2016-2017) Through integration of early childhood development (ECD) interventions into maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH) and PMTCT services; the Malezi Project aims to ensure that HIV-positive and HIV-affected children reach their full cognitive, social, emotional, physical, and development potential. The project integrates ECD services in community-based and facility-based MNCH/PMTCT and HIV services in targeted communities in Tabora Region.

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Boresha Afya (2016-2021)

(2016-2021) This United States Agency for International Development (USAID), allows EGPAF to  increase access to high-quality, comprehensive, and integrated health services, especially among women and youth. Boresha Afya is implemented in partnership with EngenderHealth, and supports programs in six regions in the Northern and Central zones. Through this award, EGPAF provides local government agencies technical assistance to promote integrated HIV, TB and reproductive health services, while also strengthening the health care system. Under Boresha Afya, EGPAF has been especially focused on working with local government agencies to scale-up differentiated models of care, and to address gaps in services to adolescent girls and children.

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MOBY App (2016-2018) 

(2016-2018) Funded by the Human Development Innovation Fund, under the UK Department for International Development, this project aims to digitize data currently only recorded manually at facility-level. MOBY App has introduced a digital solution, linking data from facility to the national health management information system. This innovation will reduce paper-based reporting, allow for longitudinal tracking of mother-baby pairs, and improve access to, and uptake of, quality service provision along the MNCH continuum of care.

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Kizazi Kipya Project (2016-2020)

(2016-2020) Through this USAID award, EGPAF is a sub-grantee under Pact-Tanzania. EGPAF provides technical assistance to enable more Tanzanian orphans and vulnerable children to utilize age-appropriate HIV prevention, care and treatment, and social welfare services to improve health, nutrition, education, protection, livelihoods, and psychosocial well-being in 61 councils with the highest HIV prevalence.

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Publications

Country Fact Sheet: Tanzania

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Technical Report: Tanzania Program 2014 Annual Report

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Program Brief: The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Affiliate Model (2014)

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Strengthening Health Systems for a Sustainable HIV Response in Tanzania

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The Linking Initiatives for Elimination of Pediatric HIV (LIFE) Program

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Haba Na Haba: Maximizing the Impact of Programs to Prevent and Treat HIV and AIDS Through Quality Improvement

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