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.
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Key Program Accomplishments

Since 2003, EGPAF-Tanzania has:

Enrolled more than 323,500 clients into HIV care and support programs, including more than 24,300 children

Started more than 224,200 individuals on ART, including over 18,000 children

Provided health services to more than 4,950,000 individuals

Enrolled over 152,300 clients in community home-based care, including over 13,000 clients under the age of 18

Our Work

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 September 2017, EGPAF supports 1,999 health facilities with HIV services that are integrated with tuberculosis (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 to scale-up the national HIV program. EGPAF-Tanzania advocates 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 TB care and treatment services among HIV-positive pregnant women, children, and their families.