Washington, DC, March 23, 2017 – AIHA is thrilled to have one of the many successes of our Tanzania Nursing Initiative (TNI) featured in the Frontline Health Worker Coalition blog [link: https://www.frontlinehealthworkers.org/task-sharing-in-tanzania-the-expanded-role-of-nurses-in-hivaids-care/] this week!
Nurses constitute the largest healthcare provider workforce in Tanzania and are frontline caregivers for the majority of the country’s 52 million people, including an estimated 1.4 million who are living with HIV or AIDS.
Through TNI, AIHA has been supporting advocacy efforts to develop a robust and comprehensive task sharing policy in Tanzania since 2011. Now that the policy is operational, AIHA continues to work with the Ministry of Health and other key stakeholders to effectively implement the new guidelines. This project is funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Tanzania in support of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
Visit our website to learn more about how these efforts have officially expanded the role of nurses in HIV/AIDS care and empowered them to provide access to specialized treatment and care to people at the community level.
AIHA’s national-level work to strengthen Tanzania’s nursing cadre is managed by our HIV/AIDS Twinning Center Program, which is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Since 1992, AIHA has been working with host country governments, donors, and other key national and international stakeholders to address critical public health issues such as HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases, maternal and child health, primary healthcare, emergency medicine, and a broad range of health professions education and development. Our comprehensive, multi-pillar approach to health system strengthening has enabled AIHA to achieve sustainable outcomes through more than 175 partnerships in sub-Saharan Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean.