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

 

TIMS:

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.

Duration: The project started on 1st September 2016 and runs through 31st December 2017

Coverage: This project is implemented in 3 districts namely Kahama Town Council, Msalala District Council and Simanjiro District Council. The project focus is on the following mine sites:

  1. Iyenze and Mwime - Kahama TC
  2. Kakola, Kalole and Mwazimba - Msalala DC
  3. Mererani - Simanjiro DC.

Target: The project target is to screen TB to approximately 30,000 mine workers and their families.

   Program officer TB/HIV educating miners about TB related issues ,during the TB World Day in Mererani

 

OBJECTIVES OF TIMS PROJECT

  1. To increase TB case finding among the key populations in the mining sector in Southern Africa
  2. To increase the proportion of key populations on TB treatment that complete their treatment
  3. To increase the proportion of key populations with TB that are tested for HIV and enrolled for ART
  4. To increase access to information and education on TB prevention, care and treatment.

PROJECT BENEFICIARIES

Miners, Ex-miners, People from mining communities, Mining Associations, Mining Unions

TIMS PROJECT ACTIVITIES AND IMPLEMENTATION MODALITIES

  1. TB screening, active case finding and contact tracing,
  2. Awareness and education through local radio (Monthly programs) on Radio Kahama and Radio Free Africa
  3. Door to door campaigns
  4. Workshop for miners and community leaders
  5. Peer educators’ training
  6. Debates and trainings at work places
  7. Diagnosis, referrals and other services
  8. Sputum collection and transport
  9. Counselling, Direct Observed Treatment(DOT) and adherence
  10. Defaulter tracing, HIV screening and referrals

Project duration: July, 2015 to June, 2017 

Description

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

The project focuses on accelerated identification of HIV positive children, enrolment into care and timely initiation of children on ART to prolong life. The project is funded by Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) 

Project duration: July 2012 to July, 2014

Funder: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Role of AGPAHI: Prime Award recipient

Project Status: Closed out 

Description: As prime recipient, AGPAHI was awarded this cooperative agreement to implement Innovations in Reproductive Health and Family Planning (IRHFP) with the goal of improving access and effective utilization of integrated family planning (FP) services. This project had two major components: (1) Family planning implemented in four districts (Bukombe, Kishapu, Meatu, and Shinyanga) and (2) Establishments and support of a skills lab for midwifery nursing students implemented in collaboration with Kolandoto College of Health Sciences in association with five hospitals (Kahama, Maswa, Misungwi, Nzega district hospitals and Shinyanga Regional hospital) where students were attached for practical midwifery rotations. 

The project supported communities in Shinyanga in meeting their sexual and reproductive needs by integrating family planning (FP) into existing health services such as Reproductive and Child Health clinics (RCH), Care and Treatment Clinics (CTCs) and using Community Based Distributors (CBDs). In the capacity building of midwifery students, a practical laboratory was equipped with the necessary training models and materials. 

Achievement: The project achieved a dramatic increase of total clients accessing FP in the 16 project supported facilities--from a baseline of 9,219 at project start to 54,805 clients counselled and opting for short- and long-term FP use by 2012. Midwifery students also improved their performance as reflected by improvements in practical exam scores--with 82% of students getting grades B and above as compared to 40% at the beginning of the project.

Project duration: September, 2011 - September, 2016

Description

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.

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