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ICAP began partnering with the Government of Tanzania in 2004 to reduce perinatal transmission of HIV and support the rapid-scale up of HIV care and treatment. We now work in close partnership with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) and provide capacity-building support and technical assistance (TA) for the national HIV and tuberculosis (TB) programs. At the regional level, ICAP provides implementation support for HIV prevention, care and treatment programs in Kagera, Kigoma, and Pwani regions, and Zanzibar.
ICAP’s portfolio in Tanzania is focused on technical support to strengthen and expand HIV prevention, care and treatment, voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) programs, services for key populations, diagnosis of pediatric TB and integrated TB/HIV care, and provider-initiated pediatric HIV testing and counseling.
Supporting HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Programs
ICAP works with the MOHSW to build capacity to expand HIV prevention, care and treatment at all levels of the health system, including VMMC for HIV prevention and services for key populations, including people who inject drugs, men who have sex with men, and sex workers. ICAP partners with a network of regional hospitals, laboratories, and primary health facilities in Kagera, Kigoma, Pwani, Mtwara, Lindi mainland regions, and Zanzibar to integrate effective and sustainable services. (funded by PEPFAR through the CDC)
Improving Care for Pediatric TB/HIV
Through TB Centers of Excellence established at hospitals in Dar es Salaam and Kagera, ICAP is strengthening local policy and institutional capacity to provide high-quality integrated TB and HIV pediatric care. These centers of excellence and their satellite health facilities provide comprehensive services for diagnosis of TB and specialized management of TB/HIV for co-infected children. (funded by PEPFAR through the CDC)
Technical Assistance for HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment
ICAP provides short and long-term targeted technical assistance to strengthen HIV prevention, care and treatment services in Tanzania, as a PEPFAR-supported country.
ICAP is providing technical assistance to support implementation of VMMC services as part of a comprehensive package of HIV prevention activities in Kagera Region, including 20 islands in Lake Victoria. Through the national Technical Working Group on VMMC, ICAP is also assisting in the development of assessment tools for monitoring and evaluation, and materials for information, education, and communication.
ICAP is also conducting research to examine the feasibility of providing healthcare workers in TB care facilities with enhanced HIV prevention training to examine the potential effects on partner-focused HIV testing and linkage to care. (funded by PEPFAR through the CDC)
ICAP is providing technical assistance to Tanzania’s MOHSW and the National AIDS Control Programme to improve provider-initiated HIV testing and counseling among pediatric populations in the Simiyu and Geita regions. (funded by PEPFAR through the CDC)