The following papers will be presented by AGPAHI during the 2nd Tanzania Health Summit (11th – 13th 2015), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

  • Integration of Family Planning into Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) Services in Shinyanga Region, Tanzania.Presented by Dafrosa Charles
  • Mechanism towards accountability of HIV test kits and their utilization in skimpy supply in lower level health facilities in Itilima District.  Presented by Faustine Kichah
  • Determinants of Unfavorable Treatment Outcome among Tuberculosis Clients, registered in Simiyu Region: a Retrospective Data Review 2014. Presented by Alio Hussein
  • The impact of supply chain interventions in improving uptake of Family Planning services at Care and Treatment (CTC) and Voluntary and Counselling Testing (VCT) sites in Shinyanga and Simiyu Regions: Results after 18 months of intervention.Presented by Emilian Ng’wandu

 Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Shinyanga, Ally Rufunga (kulia) akisalimiana na Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa Shirika lisilo la Kiserikali la Ariel Glaser Pediatric AIDS Healthcare Initiative (AGPAHI), Laurean Bwanakunu aliyekwenda kumuaaga ofisini kwake baada ya Rais Jakaya Kikwete kumteua kuwa Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa Bohari ya Dawa (MSD). (Picha na Francis Dande)

 Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Shinyanga, Ally Rufunga (katikati) akizungumza na uongozi wa Shirika lisilo la Kiserikali la AGPAHI uliokwenda ofisini kwake wakati Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa shirika hilo alipokwenda kumuaga. 

“I’m not like other pupils,” says James Jackson, aged 12 from Shinyanga living with HIV. “Well, I am… but I also have to deal with secrecy, discrimination, uneducated attitudes at school, what to tell my negative friends and the constant fear of being found out.” 

Jackson was born with HIV. Although a first-rate medical system has kept him healthy and strong, he has suffered at the hands of an otherwise caring community. 
 
At school, Jackson has experienced the full extent of people’s fear and ignorance about HIV from cruel jokes to active discrimination. 
 
“There are many heart-breaking stories of little kids being humiliated because of a disease they inherited. The very fact that people like me are still here shows that people with HIV are some of the strongest people in the world…” 

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