About Us

The Ariel Glaser Pediatric AIDS Healthcare Initiative (AGPAHI) is a Tanzanian NGO that evolved from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) as part of a broader PEPFAR vision and strategy to strengthen local ownership of HIV/AIDS programming. The organization, founded in 2010, was officially registered in 2011 under NGO Act Number 24 of 2002 of the United Republic of Tanzania.

AGPAHI’s mission is to improve health of children and families in Tanzania, including prevention and elimination of pediatric HIV/AIDS by working in partnership with the Government of Tanzania (GOT) and other partners to create and implement sustainable and innovative healthcare programs. We envision a world where children and families have access to the highest quality health services, the opportunity to live free from HIV/AIDS, and to realize their full potential.

OUR MISSION

Ariel Glaser Pediatric AIDS Healthcare Initiative aims to improve health of children and families in Tanzania, including prevention and elimination of pediatric HIV/AIDS by working in partnership with the Ministry responsible for health and other partners to create and implement sustainable healthcare programs.

 

OUR VISION

Ariel Glaser Pediatric AIDS Healthcare Initiative envisions a nation-wide NGO that would facilitate Children and Families to have access to quality health services and HIV/AIDS treatment.

 

To achieve its mission, AGPAHI implements the following programs:

AGPAHI has supported the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) in rolling out its national care and treatment strategy through working very closely with the regional administration and local government in the supported regions.  

 AGPAHI advocates for and implement national policies to eliminate pediatric AIDS and supports nationally designated antiretroviral therapy (ART) sites within supported regions of Tanzania.

Currently, AGPAHI supports 80 care and treatment facilities and 323 PMTCT sites in Shinyanga, Simiyu and Geita regions.  

 

AGPAHI Achievements

  • Since its inception, AGPAHI has supported hands-on, lifesaving services at more than 300 health facilities in Tanzania, working to identify, enroll into care and initiation on ART of HIV positive clients including children
  • AGPAHI has reached more than 500,000 women with access to services to prevent transmission of HIV to their babies
  • More than 800,000 Tanzanians have been tested for HIV including more than 400,000 pregnant women through AGPAHI supported programs
  • More than 110,000 people have been enrolled , into HIV care and support programs including nearly 8,000 children
  • Of those ever enrolled, more than 75,000 have begun ART, of which more than 6000 being children under the age of 15 years.