THPS plans to reach communities of women living in HIV in four regions

THPS has embarked to implement a community awareness creation intervention among women living with HIV in four regions of mainland Tanzania with funding from UNAIDS through the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon (PRRRR). Initiative The 15 months project (July 2017 –September 2018)  known as ‘Jali Afya’ has a goal of  ‘Increasing awareness of, and access to cervical and breast cancer prevention and treatment services in ten (10) districts across four regions i.e. Geita, Njombe, Tanga, and Songwe’

THPS will collaborate with Tanzania Network of Women Living with HIV and AIDS (TNW+) to conduct demand creation among WLHIV and low income women for cervical cancer prevention, screening and treatment HIV prevalence rates in the targeted regions range from Njombe at 14.8% (the highest in the country) to Songwe 9%; Geita 4.7%; and Tanga 2.4 %. The project four objectives are:

  1. Create awareness on cervical and breast cancer screening, prevention and treatment to women living with HIV (WLHIV)  in communities across four target regions Tanga , Geita , Songwe  and Njombe
  2. Develop resource materials and job aides on cervical and breast cancer targeting WLHIV, with messages for and by WLHIV. in collaboration with MoHCDGEC (Reproductive and Child Health and Health Education  Units
  3. Conduct TOT trainings for 30 WLHIV to serve as Trainers of CBOs on cervical cancer screening, prevention and treatment in four focus regions
  4. Strengthen capacity of TNW+ and Council Health Management Teams to sustain cervical and breast cancer  services in four focus regions