Tutunzane: Scale-Up of Home-Based Care Activities for People Living with HIV/AIDS
This Centers for Disease Control-funded agreement continues the work of Pathfinder Tanzania’s successful community home-based care program for people living with HIV/AIDS and their families. The project was initially conceived to provide home-based nursing care for the terminally ill. Over the years, with clients living longer due to greater access to antiretroviral medications, the project has shifted to provide care and support as people reintegrate into their communities. Today, Pathfinder continually strives to improve the quality and range of the many services offered to the families it serves.
Pathfinder continues to provide needed home-based care to thousands of families in concert with a two-way referral system between facility and community for additional services such as family planning and prevention of mother-to-child transmission. Recently, Pathfinder has taken on a leadership role in coordinating the development of the in-service training packaged for the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare health providers in clinical care for survivors of gender based violence and violence again children. Other project activities include continuing to support the provision of services with a focus on the most vulnerable children living in two districts in Shinyanga, 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.
This project uses Citizen Report Cards to convince government officials to allocate funding for contraception during stock outs. Two local NGOs are being training to use this tool for government accountability of a lack of supplies.
This project sought 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 project provides technical assistance and support to local organizations in Uganda and Tanzania, with the goal of improving each grantees organizational capacity to affect health and community systems strengthening.
Combining Health and Food Security in Mozambique: Interview With Pathfinder International’s SCIP Project
This Q&A with Pathfinder's Strengthening Communities Through Integrated Programming (SCIP) discusses our unique approach to providing reproductive health care in Mozambique's Nampula Province as well as successes and challenges associated with the project.
Tanzania will likely fall short of its 2015 reproductive health targets, which aim to reduce one million abortions, 2.9 million unintended births, and 18,000 maternal deaths that occur every year because of poor of access to family planning services.