World AIDS Day Commemoration Week

THPS participated in the 2017 national World AIDS Day events which were organized and coordinated by Tanzania AIDS Commission (TACAIDS). Events included the following: AIDS Trust Fund (ATF) walk and marathon in which THPS staff donated TZS 1,040,000/= to sponsor their Executive Director Dr Redempta Mbatia take part in the 5km walk in support of […]

THPS Successful implementation of Same Day ART Initiation

Background: In October 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a treat-all approach guidance recommending antiretroviral therapy (ART), for everyone living with HIV regardless of clinical stage and CD4 cell count, widely known as Test and Start. Tanzania Ministry of Health Community Development, Gender elderly and Children (MOCDGEC) and MOH in Zanzibar adapted Test and […]

Promoting ANC testing and male partner involvement in Zanzibar

Background: Tanzania Health Promotion Support started supporting PMTCT services in Zanzibar through PEPFAR in October 2016. Prior to this, the program was managed by Zanzibar Integrated HIV TB and Leprosy Program (ZIHTLP) since PEPFAR support commencement in Tanzania in 2004. Among the challenges noted by THPS were lower ANC coverage (81%) compared to Kigoma (97%) […]

THPS adolescents’ Champions Camp

Adolescents living with HIV face considerable challenges and have unique needs and vulnerabilities, as compared to young children and adults. As a result, questions are emerging as to how best they can be addressed while also ensuring successful treatment, long-term retention, and optimal outcomes during the complex and often difficult transition from childhood to adulthood. […]

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 […]