Tutunzane: Scale-Up of Home-Based Care Activities for People Living with HIV/AIDS
Building upon Pathfinder's community home-based care work in Tanzania, the CDC-funded Tutunzane project provided care and support to people living with HIV and AIDS as well as their families. Pathfinder worked to improve the quality and range of HIV services available to patients in Tanzania and also assisted their efforts to reintegrate into their communities.
Home-based care continues to be an important element of our work in Tanzania. With the help of a two-way referral system between facility and community, Pathfinder assisted thousands of families in accessing additional services such as family planning and prevention of mother-to-child transmission.
Pathfinder coordinated clinical care training for Ministry of Health and Social Welfare health providers to better serve survivors of gender-based violence and violence against children. Through Tutunzane, Pathfinder continued to support the provision of services with a focus on vulnerable children, and support to the Zanzibar AIDS Control Program, the National AIDS Control Program, and the Muhimbili University for Health and Allied Sciences to build national capacities for quality behavior change programming.
Meeting the Reproductive Health Needs of Youth Living with HIV in Tanzania: A qualitative study exploring the experiences and perceptions of young home based care clients, their caregivers, and care providers
This qualitative study explores the experiences, perceptions and reproductive health needs of young people (15-24) living with HIV who are enrolled in Home Based Care (HBC) programs.
The study documents the concerns of people living with HIV and AIDS, community health workers, primary care providers, and other stakeholders to inform Pathfinder's support to national efforts to scale-up community home-based care.
PAST PROJECT: Using Community Scorecards, this project empowered citizens in Tanzania to improve the quality of their own reproductive health services.
PAST PROJECT: This project worked to improve, scale up, and institutionalize HIV and AIDS prevention and youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services. Institutional capacity building was a key component of the project.
This paper offers a critical overview of social science research presented at the 2014 International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.
Sometimes, delivering mixed messages is a good thing, as an integrated project in the Lake Tanganyika region has proved.