The impact of the HIV epidemic in Tanzania is enormous with an estimated 1.4 million people living with HIV, and about 55,000 people infected each year. While HIV prevalence is declining due to the government’s extensive treatment initiatives, the combination of poverty and HIV has to disrupted family structures and an estimated 1.3 million children orphaned or vulnerable. As a result, health and HIV are prominent themes throughout our various programming.
Our programs are evidence-based and provide a full range of services and opportunities to children and families affected by HIV/AIDS to keep them healthy, safe, stable, schooled—and remain HIV negative. For children and adults living with HIV, we support enrollment, adherence, and retention of antiretroviral therapy through a range of socio-economic “wrap-around” services and referral networks. In schools, we work with students and teachers to carry out curriculum focused on life skills, changing the stigma around HIV, and providing students with the tools necessary for remaining HIV negative.
We are currently working to implement a multi-sectoral school assessment to generate HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC) referrals in secondary schools. These referrals will be linked to the National Integrated Case Management System in Tanzania to ensure service delivery.Support Our Mission