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: 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 - July, 2016

Description

 In 2013 AGPAHI was awarded funding from UNFPA to support health facilities to integrate family planning services provision into existing HIV services to increase access to family planning methods for people accessing HIV voluntary testing and counselling services as well as people living with HIV in Shinyanga and Simiyu regions. The project aims to support PLHIV and the community in Shinyanga & Simiyu regions to meet their family planning needs through integration of FP services in existing HIV services (CTC and VCT) which allows broader access to services at each service point.

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.

 Project duration: September, 2011 - December, 2016

Description

AGPAHI entered an agreement with EGPAF in the implementation of the Linking Initiatives for the Elimination of Paediatric HIV (LIFE) project in Shinyanga region old borders. AGPAHI being a national organization and an affiliate of EGPAF whose current area of work is Shinyanga region was made a part of the implementing partners of a comprehensive RCH/PMTCT program.

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