Health and HIV/AIDS

CCT has expansive Health and HIV/AIDS Program with diverse projects using different approaches to address critical HIV/AIDS. These include Most Vulnerable Children (MVC), Most At Risk Population (MARP), and People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHAS). The projects include DEBI (Diffusion of Evidence Based Intervention), FBO Network, Capacity building such as Community System strengthening for health, Legal Service Facility, Tunajali, Mwanzo Bora, Pamoja Tuwalee, and One Body.

  • Tunajali and Pamoja Tuwalee

This project focused on providing hope, care and support to MVC and PLHA. The program was implemented in Dodoma Municipality, Kondoa, and Chemba districts. The approach is through capacitating local stakeholders such as communities, local authorities, CSOs, and health facilities to provide quality service delivery for PLHV so as to ensure access and improved care services.

  • Mwanzo Bora Nutrition

Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program is implementing evidence-based interventions that focus at reducing anemia and childhood stunting as way to address 1000 days initiatives. Implementation of the priority interventions is done through SBCC approach after analyzing existing evidence and developed the critical pathways for reduction of maternal anemia and childhood stunting. The critical pathways enabled the program to objectively identify gaps in information, behavior and practices, which necessitate selection of priority interventions with potentially high impact on maternal anemia and childhood stunting.

In efforts to address the sustainability of some of the initiatives and to enable communities bettermanage their situation, CCT has sought to empower communities through various saving and credit schemes including SILC, Pesa Kwa Wote, and IR VICOBA depending on the projectbeing implemented in a particular area. There are projects that sensitize community members to test and attend counselling. The sensitization is done mainly through radio, training to careproviders. CCT also works with nurses and doctors to address issues of Health and prevention of HIV transmission. Through some of the projects paralegals are trained to address and provide legal support. This is done through the Legal Service Facility.

The program has also played a key role in the campaign on community health fund. This has resulted in enrollment of 152 families joining the community health fund in 2015 in Kibondo and Kankoko districts. This ensures that those families have access to health services throughout the year.