Tanzania

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.
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Key Program Accomplishments

Since 2003, EGPAF-Tanzania has:

Provided prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) services to almost 5,000,000 pregnant women

Linked over 134,000 HIV-positive women to antiretroviral therapy (ART)

Prevented the transmission of HIV to over 25,000 babies

Supported over 2,400 health facilities

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 June 2018, EGPAF supports 2,400 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 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 PMTCT, family planning, and HIV/AIDS and TB care and treatment services among HIV-positive pregnant women, children, and their families.

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