Testing to children and adolescents exposed to HIV

Author/Presenter: Jane Kashumba1

Co Author: Dr. Akwila Temu2

1Program Officer , AGPAHI

2Reproductive and Child health Manager 

Background

Kishapu DC is one of 6 scale up districts in Shinyanga region supported by AGPAHI. It has a total of 11 health facilities which provide HIV care and treatment services. Five of the 11(45%) health facilities are supported under CIFF adolescent project. The HIV prevalence of Kishapu is 4.6% (DHIS 2013/2014).

Despite testing and enrolling greater number of adults on care in the council, children and adolescent testing and enrollment into care had been low. Baseline data derived during the months of October - December 2016 showed only 21 children were identified as HIV+ and only 16 children were enrolled on care and initiated on ART.

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What We Do

  • TB in the Mining Sector Programme +

    TB in mining sector (TIMS) project is funded by Global fund through Development Aid from People to People (ADPP - Mozambique). AGPAHI is a sub-recipient of ADPP Mozambique.The project target is to screen TB to approximately 30,000 mine workers and their families.

  • 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. .

  • CIFF Reprogramming +

    Project Goal is to improve health services to prevent HIV transmission, increase identification of adolescents with HIV infection, and improve HIV care and treatment and retention for ALHIV in Tanzania.

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