Regional Status

According to Tanzania HIV/AIDS and Malaria Indicator Survey 2011-12 (THMIS), 5.1% of Tanzanians age 15-49 are HIV positive. HIV prevalence is higher among women (6.2%) than among men (3.8%). Furthermore, HIV prevalence is higher in urban areas for both women and men than in rural areas.

Source: Tanzania HIV/AIDS and Malaria Indicator Survey 2011-12

Shinyanga and Simiyu regions are AGPAHI’s current geographic areas of focus. The two regions have high dispersed population resulting in limited healthcare coverage with 348 health facilities (9 hospitals, 29 health centers and 310 dispensaries), serving over 10,000 people per facility, in comparison to the national average of 5,500 people per facility.

According to THMIS 2011-12, HIV prevalence in Shinyanga region is 7.4% higher than the national rate of 5.1%. Thus, more strategies and plans are laid down to curb the high prevalence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What We Do

  • Provision of Comprehensive HIV Care +

    The purpose of** Boresha Project** is to support comprehensive facility-based HIV testing, care, treatment and support service provision in 9 scale-up and 25 sustained districts in the five lake zone regions of Geita, Mara, Mwanza, Simiyu and Shinyanga. .

  • Accelerated Children Treatment +

    The goal of the PMTCT program is to increase the quality, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in the program’s focus regions in Tanzania, and to ensure a sustainable and locally-owned response..

  • TB in the Mining Sector Programme +

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