Our Projects

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - HIV Care and Treatment (C&T) Program

[September, 2011 - September, 2016].

In May 2011, AGPAHI began implementing care and treatment activities in Shinyanga region (old borders) through a sub-grant from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Foundation (EGPAF) under Project HEART. In September 2011, AGPAHI was awarded an independent CDC Cooperative Agreement entitled Provision of HIV/AIDS Treatment Services by Local Indigenous Entities in the United Republic of Tanzania (PHTLSLIE). The project is working to increase access to and enrolment in a comprehensive package of sustainable, high-quality, and cost-effective care and treatment services for HIV-infected families.

The project has expanded with each passing year—both programmatically and financially. From initial support to 41 sites in Shinyanga Region (old borders), the project now provides comprehensive HIV/AIDS care and treatment services to 80 sites in Shinyanga and Simiyu Regions. In September 2014, the project began supporting Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV activities in Busega District. The technical team of medical and public health specialists has increased from 2 staff in 2011 to 60 staff in September 2014.

The project is implemented through sub-agreements to district councils, hospitals, regional health management teams, and professional organization. Currently, the project manages a portfolio of 19 sub awardees. Funds are allocated through a transparent and non-competitive proposal process, and work plans with budgets that are annually.

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through EGPAF (Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV)

[September, 2011 - September, 2016].

Through a EGPAF sub-award, AGPAHI is providing technical assistance to 13 districts and 307 health facilities in Shinyanga, Simiyu (all districts except Busega) and Geita (Mbogwe and Bukombe districts) regions for effective implementation of reproductive and child health and PMCTCT initiatives.

Activities implemented by AGPAHI include:

  • Capacity building through trainings, coaching and mentorship, pharmaceutical and supply chain management, strengthening laboratory services, community engagement
  • Strengthening the capacity of RHMT and CHMT members
  • Improving infrastructures for provision of quality services
  • Gap filling for OI drugs and reagents
  • Engaging the community in addressing HIV and AIDS services across the two regions
  • Networking and collaboration with other implementing partners and stakeholders
  • Organizing and coordination of regional coordination meetings in both regions
  • Support formulation of PLHIV psychosocial groups for both adults and children such as A/CLHIV (Ariel clubs) in the two regions.
  • Communication and advocacy to the public in regards to awareness and uptake of HIV care, treatment, prevention and support across the two regions.
  • Support provision of CECAP services in 5 care and treatment sites (Kolandoto, Maswa, Itilima DC, Bariadi TC and Bariadi DC).

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) - Integration of Family Planning Services into CTC and VCT

[July, 2013 to July, 2016].

In this project, AGPAHI is working to integrate Family Planning services into existing CTCs and VCTs in Shinyanga Region following operational research findings that showcased the growing need of FP services by people living with HIV and AIDS in AGPAHI-supported sites.

The project currently supports 49 CTCs and 51 VCT sites as compared to the 14 CTC and 20 VCT sites in 2013. Initially, the project was targeted for two years. Additional funding from UNFPA has extended the project to 2016—in recognition of both need and AGPAHI’s stellar performance.

AGPAHI has been responsible for preparation of Annual Work Plans (AWP) with the final year AWP currently being implemented since July, 2015. Both programmatic and financial reporting is done quarterly.

Children Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) - Accelerated Children Treatment (ACT) project

[August 2015 - September, 2017.

AGPAHI was awarded this two-year grant project to implement HIV and AIDS pediatric care and treatment activities in four councils of Shinyanga region--Kahama TC, Ushetu DC, Msalala DC and Shinyanga MC. The grant complements efforts of the C&T project in increasing the number of children on ART and address the 90-90-90 UNAIDS agenda by improving pediatric health service delivery.

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