Tanzania

I-TECH began its work in Tanzania in 2006 at the request of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For over a decade, I-TECH has been providing national-level technical assistance to the National AIDS Control Program (NACP); National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Program (NTLP); Prevention and Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT); Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Program (FELTP); Directorate of Human Resources for Development; Directorate for Nursing and Midwifery; and other departments in the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, so as to strengthen health systems in Tanzania and improve the quality of care provided to patients with HIV/AIDS.

I-TECH Tanzania is directly contributing to the UNAIDS 95-95-95 targets through support for implementation of “Treat All” through differentiated HIV service delivery models (SDMs); strengthening of human resources for health and workforce capacity aligned to PEPFAR’s Human Resource for Health Strategy; policy development support; and public health surveillance through strengthening data collection, quality and interpretation at every level of the health system.

Program Highlights

Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) in Tanzania
For Tanzania to meet a WHO-specified target of one or more epidemiologists per 200,000 population [1] it will require an additional 250 epidemiologists who are well-trained and geographically distributed in all regions of the country. To help address this gap, I-TECH, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and ...
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Differentiated HIV Service Delivery Models in Tanzania
In October 2016, the Government of Tanzania adopted the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Treat All recommendations. The adoption of WHO recommendations, coupled with the Government of Tanzania’s acceptance of the UNAIDS 95-95-95 targets represents a significant commitment to the fight against HIV in Tanzania ...
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Nursing Efficiency and Task-Sharing in Tanzania
I-TECH Tanzania led the development of the task-sharing policy guidelines for Health Sector Services approved in 2016 as well as the policy’s operational plan. While task-sharing is a widely known HIV service delivery efficiency strategy, still there is continues gaps between national strategies and actual implementation at the site-level [1,2] ...
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Innovative Training Models in Tanzania
I-TECH Tanzania has implemented many pre- and in-service training initiatives and materials, as well as adopted TrainSMART ...
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