AMREF Tanzania Annual Report 2012/2013

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Tanzania

Our work in Tanzania

Tanzania's escalating HIV epidemic is contributing to the country’s health crisis, as well as high maternal death rates and severe health worker shortages.

Amref Health Africa empowers communities and supporting the government at all levels to identify and address major health needs. We have tested half a million people for HIV in a programme that has been adopted and scaled up by the government.

More than 2.2 million people are living with HIV/AIDS in Tanzania and an estimated 2 million children have been orphaned as a result of the disease. Malaria is one of the biggest killers in Tanzania and accounts for the deaths of 80,000 children under-five every year.

Tanzania has one of the highest adolescent pregnancy rates in the world. In extreme cases gender-based violence, sexual abuse and female genital mutilation becomes the norm.

Amref Health Africa is

  • Encouraging people to get themselves tested for HIV through the Angaza Zaidi project and reducing the stigma attached to the disease
  • Improving health and quality of life by providing water and sanitation facilities, educating communities and promoting good water and sanitation practices at all levels in Serengeti district through the Maji  ni Uhai project.
  • Funding HIV organisations throughout the country as the major recipient of the Global Fund for HIV, TB and malaria.
  • Reducing the impact of HIV and AIDS among women in Serengeti district 
  • Addressing fistula in the context of maternal mortality and morbidity through the National Fistula Program .
  • Training community health workers to help prevent malaria in Mtwara
  • Improving water, sanitation in Mkuranga district. 
  • Establishing a framework for improvement of HIV/AIDS response among mobile populations within Lake Victoria Basin through the EAC/Amref Health Africa Lake Victoria Partnership
  • Realising the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS through the Haki za Wananchi project
  • Putting African Mothers and Children First in Kenya,Tanzania and Southern Sudan

Statistics compiled from UNDP, UNAID and WHO data.