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The first cases of HIV were reported in Tanzania in 1983. By 2013, UNAIDS reported that 5.0% of the adult population aged 15-49 were living with HIV, down from 5.7% in 2010. The Tanzanian government has made a strong commitment and enacted policy and service delivery changes to improve health care for all Tanzanians, with an emphasis on HIV care and treatment. I-TECH provides technical assistance to the Tanzania Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) in support of efforts to build a robust health system and skilled health workforce.
I-TECH began its work in Tanzania in 2006 at the request of the MOHCDGEC and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Since 2006, I-TECH Tanzania has been providing technical assistance to the Ministry of Health to address the shortage of health care workers and to increase the quality of care provided to patients with HIV and AIDS, and TB. I-TECH Tanzania programs are directly contributing to the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals and the sustainability agenda by supporting the development of several national policies, guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the implementation of differentiated HIV care, task sharing, VMMC, PMTCT, TB/HIV and ART treatment, with the overall aim of producing a systematic and standardized management of the national HIV and AIDS response. I-TECH Tanzania is also supporting PEPFAR’s Human Resource for Health strategy through activities focused on increasing the number and skills of mid-level cadres of health care workers through pre-service and in-service training, and onsite supportive supervision.  

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