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Tanzania

Date Started:

2020

Locations (2021):

26

New Clients Enrolled (2021):

5,614

Our work in Tanzania

Leveraging two decades of experience, mothers2mothers’ (m2m) operations in Tanzania are focused on supporting the government’s strategy to prevent mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV. This work is funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) RISE II mechanism. We are providing Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly, and Children (MoHCDGEC) and supporting the rollout of a national PMTCT operational framework for improved care across facilities and communities.

In 2021, we scaled up our work in the country by launching direct services in the Morogoro Region, to better support pregnant and breastfeeding women and their families. Thirty-five local women living with HIV were recruited and trained as Community Health Workers known locally as Mother Champions. They provide women, adolescents, children, and special populations—our four core client groups—with integrated primary health care services, focusing on early detection, referrals, and education and support that ensures our clients stay in care for the long term.

This is not the first time m2m has worked in Tanzania—from 2008 to 2012 we delivered direct services in the country. We will build on this experience and work with stakeholders to champion and support efforts on key PMTCT guidelines on both national and regional levels.

Our Impact in Tanzania

100%

of HIV-positive women enrolled at m2m were initiated on antiretroviral therapy (ART) for life.

100%

of HIV-exposed infants of enrolled m2m clients were given ART to protect them from infection.

97%

of these HIV-exposed infants were tested for HIV at 6-8 weeks.

*Data sourced from 2021 USAID Annual Performance Report
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