Tanzania is a hub of commerce and migration, and the country has made great strides in reducing HIV incidence, as evidenced by the recent THIS HIV population-based survey implemented by ICAP. However, key and hard-to-reach populations are still at increased risk of HIV infection. ICAP in Tanzania partners with the Ministry of Health and community-based organizations to improve HIV prevention, care, and treatment for people and to explore innovative ways of offering services and linking individuals to care. ICAP also supports the Ministry of Health on disease surveillance and laboratory system strengthening to address global health security for emerging threats such as COVID-19 and the Ebola virus.


East Africa IPC Community of Practice

  • Multi-Country,
  • current
ICAP, in partnership with CDC’s International Infection Control Program, is collaborating with the Ministry of Health in Tanzania to launch a regional community of practice to rapidly enhance infection, prevention, and control (IPC) at scale. The goal is to reduce morbidity and mortality by preventing COVID-19 and health care-associated infections in low-resource settings. The project ...

Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA)

  • Multi-Country,
  • current
PHIA is a multi-country initiative led by ICAP, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and ministries of health in PEPFAR-supported countries. Each survey offers household-based HIV counseling and testing conducted by trained survey staff, with return of results. The surveys also ask questions about access to preventive care and treatment services for adults and children. The results measure national and regional progress toward UNAIDS’ 90-90-90 goals and guide policy ...

Resolve to Save Lives

  • Multi-Country,
  • current
ICAP has launched a multi-country emergency response training initiative to prepare health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 response, The trainings will build the competence and confidence of frontline health care workers to safely identify, report and support people with COVID-19, implement effective infection prevention and control (IPC) activities, and serve as ...

Sustain and Accelerate a Comprehensive HIV Response in the United Republic of Tanzania (FIKIA +)

  • current
Fikia + focuses on providing comprehensive HIV/AIDS services for all populations in Tanzania, including children and adolescents, pregnant and breastfeeding women and their infants, key populations, and at-risk groups. The project aims to achieve HIV epidemic control in the country by deploying a combination of prevention and treatment interventions to ensure the United Nations’ 95-95-95 HIV/AIDS ...

Technical Assistance to Global Fund COVID-19 Response Mechanism (C19RM)

  • current
This project aims to provide high-quality technical assistance to the Ministry of Health in Tanzania to strengthen laboratory networks’ role in public health surveillance. ICAP in Tanzania supports strengthening laboratory governance for surveillance through the development of policy documents, defining the role of the laboratory in the Integrated Diseases Surveillance Response (IDSR) system, and developing ...

The CQUIN Project for Differentiated Service Delivery

  • Multi-Country,
  • current
CQUIN is a multi-country learning network dedicated to improving differentiated service delivery (DSD) for people living with HIV. Launched in 2017 with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the network convenes health system leaders from countries in sub-Saharan Africa to participate in joint learning and information exchange, with the goal of fostering scale-up ...

ICAP in Tanzania

Program Start
  • 2004
Key Technical Areas
  • Global Health Security 
  • Human Resources for Health  
  • Infection Prevention and Control 
  • Laboratory Strengthening 
  • One Health 
  • Quality Improvement 
  • Research 
  • Strengthening Health Systems 
  • Surveys 
  • Technical Assistance 
  • COVID-19
  • HIV
  • Tuberculosis
  • VMMC
Current Funders
  • PEPFAR / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • CDC – Center for Global Health 
  • CDC International Infection Control Program 
  • CDC Foundation 
  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

ICAP in Tanzania

Haruka MaruyamaHaruka Maruyama, MPH

Haruka Maruyama is a global public health professional with extensive experience managing large-scale public health programs and research in HIV/AIDS, with technical expertise in HIV prevention and care, community-based HIV services (CBHS), youth, key populations (KP), and population-based surveys.

Prior to this role, Ms. Maruyama was the project director for the Lesotho Population-Based HIV Impact Assessment, where she successfully led the planning and completion of data collection of this high-profile national survey, collaborating with the Ministry of Health, CDC, and other partners. Between 2013 and 2019, she served ICAP in Tanzania as a research advisor, senior technical advisor, and director of prevention services. During her previous tenure in Tanzania, she successfully guided a number of projects from design to implementation, including the Bukoba Combination Prevention Evaluation research project as well as the FIKIA Project, a five-year CDC PEPFAR-funded grant spearheading innovative community-based HIV service delivery for key and vulnerable populations. Prior to joining ICAP, she worked for the University of Texas Health Science Centre based in Tanzania, managing a project delivering HIV outreach services including harm reduction services to key populations.

Ms. Maruyama holds a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a Bachelor’s degree in African Studies from Rice University. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) in implementation science at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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