Tutunzane: Scale-Up of Home-Based Care Activities for People Living with HIV/AIDS

Photo by Sala Lewis

Devilini, a home-based care provider trained by Pathfinder, makes visits to 125 clients in her village. Here she is teaching a couple about the importance of using both condoms and contraceptives.

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.

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