CIFF Reprogramming

 

In the beginning of this year, AGPAHI was awarded a two-year grant to continue complementing PEPFAR initiatives in scaling up HIV and AIDS paediatric and adolescents care and treatment activities in five councils of Shinyanga region. The project is funded by Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) This investment from CIFF in Tanzania presents an opportunity to reduce morbidity and mortality among adolescents (10-19 years), contributing to achievement of the 90-90-90 targets.

Duration: - The project started on January 2017 and runs through December 2018.

 

Coverage: The project is being implemented in 25 health facilities in five scale-up district councils of Shinyanga region namely:

  • Shinyanga Municipal Council; Chamaguha Dispensary, Kambarage Health Center, Kolandoto Hospital, Old Shinyanga Dispensary and Shinyanga Regional Hospital (5 facilities).
  • Kahama Town Council; Kagongwa Dispensary, Kahama Hospital and Ngogwa Dispensary (3 facilities). Msalala District Council; Bugarama Dispensary, Chela Health Center, Isaka Dispensary, Lunguya Health Center, Ngaya Dispensary and Segese Dispensary (6 facilities).
  • Ushetu District Council; Bulungwa Health Center, Chambo Dispensary, Nyalwelwe Dispensary, Ukune Health Center, Ulowa Dispensary, Ushetu Health Center (6 facilities).
  • Kishapu District Council; Songwa Health Center, Nhobola Health Center, Williamson Diamonds Limited Mwadui Hospital, Maganzo Dispensary and Kishapu Health Cente (5 facilities).

*Scale up districts are (SCALE up aggressive (reach 80% -90% of PLHIV in those councils by Sept 2017,scale up saturation reach 80-90% of PLHIV in those councils by Sept 2018

Project Goal

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.

Project Objectives

The main purpose of the project is to close gaps in Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) coverage and improve outcomes for youth and adolescents (10-19 years) living with HIV.

  • 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.
  • Increase the proportion of HIV-infected adolescents initiated on Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ART) and improves retention and adherence to HIV care and treatment services to improve survival and HIV outcomes.
  • Expand the evidence-base necessary for improving existing and developing new adolescent models of service delivery and strengthen M&E frameworks and systems to monitor quality of services.

Role of AGPAHI:

  • Through a sub-award from The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), AGPAHI works in close collaboration with EGPAF and the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) on all project activities. Contributes to National-level activities, including:
  • Technical Assistance (TA) to the National Aids Control Program (NACP) and Reproductive Child Health (RCH) Section in

                            Developing the national adolescent HIV package, tool, and monitoring framework.

                            Review of peer training package and Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials.

                            Participation in Knowledge, Awareness, and Practice (KAP) study.

  • Supports roll-out and implementation of Adolescents and Youth Friendly Health Services(AYFHS);including

                            Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH)

                            HIV testing and screening and

                            Enhanced teen club model based on new Adolescents Living with HIV (ALHIV) package

 

What We Do

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  • 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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