Current Projects

1. Advance Family Planning (AFP): Is an evidence-based advocacy initiative that focuses on promoting political commitment for quality family planning programs that is reflected in increased allocation of resources especially from own source. AFP’s second phase is a five-year initiative (2013-2017) endeavors to contribute to the achievement of the vision of the July 2012 London Summit on Family Planning commonly known as the Family Planning 2020 Vision (FP2020). That vision is to enable at least 120 million new women and girls in some of the world’s poorest countries to use contraceptive information, services and supplies without coercion or discrimination by the year 2020. 

HDT in collaboration with AFP Tanzania and UNA has been implementing the project at both national and sub-national levels since its inception. After the completion of the first phase of AFP in 2012, HDT expanded its advocacy interventions into new districts in the Lake and Western Zones. This year advocacy shall focus on the following: Revisions of procurement regulations to fast-track procurement of life-saving drugs including contraceptives, 45 LGAs in 7 regions allocate atleast 5% of their health budgets for family planning, and 5 family planning champions in each of 5 Districts in the lake zone are empowered to accelerate allocations for family planning in their LGAs.

2. Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP): MCSP is a global cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID to introduce and support high-impact health interventions in 24 priority countries with the ultimate goal of ending preventable child and maternal deaths (EPCMD) within a generation. 

In Tanzania, MCSP is a 3-year program working with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) and in-country partners to expand access to quality reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) services towards achieving its RMNCH targets.  In line with Tanzania’s goals, MCSP focuses on increasing the utilization of quality health services across the continuum of care (from the hospital to the community) in Kagera and Mara regions. In these two regions, MCSP is working with the MoHSW, Regional Health Management Teams (RHMTs) and Council Health Management Teams (CHMTs) to improve the coverage and quality of RMNCH services. MCSP is also supporting health systems strengthening, prevention of malaria in pregnancy, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and health information systems. 

HDT is implementing MCSP in Ngara and Biharamulo. We are working with Community Health Workers and Health facilities in their locations towards increased access and coverage of quality reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) services in order to reduce maternal, newborn and child morbidity and mortality. 

3. Civilian, Community HIV Prevention and Home Based Care Services (CCHP-HBC): CCHP-HBC is a PEPFAR funded HIV project through HJFMRI (Walter Reed Program). The project targets Priority Population (adolescent girls and young women, 15-24 years) and Key Population (men who have sex with men, female sex workers and people who inject drugs). Key program components include Prevention of HIV infection, Home Based Care (HBC), Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) and Care and Treatment (CTC).

HDT and other CSOs role in this program is to work with community peer educators and home based care providers to promote HIV testing and counseling, link clients to care and treatment facilities, track Lost-To-Follow-Up (LTFU) clients to improve retention to ART, facilitate access to community support groups and nutrition assistance. This continuous, community partner/facility-based, intense linkage will result in improved quality of care for the clients. 

CCHP-HBC project will be contributing to 90% coverage of people who have tested for HIV and know their status, 90% recruitment to anti-retroviral therapy for those who have tested HIV positive and 90% retention to CTC for adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) and key populations. HDT is covering 21 wards in Mbinga and the project is expected to end in February 2018. 

4. Tanzania Capacity and Communication Project (TCCP): Is USAID funded project visualizing a country where people take charge of their own health, thus creating healthy households, individual changes in health leading to healthier families and communities. Its areas of focus include HIV prevention and reproductive health maternal and child health.  

The project works with the communities through community volunteers namely Community Change Agents (CCAs). These have been trained on communication for malaria, HIV and family planning through different outreach methods to promote health seeking behaviors and healthy living. CCAs are qualified to tailor interactive, community-specific interventions that empower communities on health issues especially those who are most affected such as children and pregnant mothers.  

HDT accesses the fund through Tanzania Communication and Development Center (TCDC). HDT collaborates with CCAs in the behavior change programs through community events that deliver innovative and behavior change messages towards Malaria, FP and HIV to the community. 



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