NACOPHA identifies key stakeholders as those without whom NACOPHA will not achieve its vision, mission and objectives. The brief analysis lists key stakeholders, their roles and what they expect from NACOPHA. The key stakeholders are the Government which comprises of:
The Central Government is mainly represented by Ministries’ Departments and Agencies (MDAs).Through the HIV and AIDS policy, National Multi-sectoral Strategic framework II (NMSF), Care and Treatment Plan, Health Sector HIV and AIDS Strategic plan II, Gender Operational plan and Multi-Sectoral Prevention strategy the Government defines her role towards PLHIVs. The government provides the conducive environment, political will, resources, and drugs to treat and support PLHIV.
NACOPHA expects the continued support in ensuring that drug supplies will continue, economic empowerment of the PLHIV will be increased, rights of PLHIV will be respected, and participation and involvement of PLHV on all issues affecting them will be promoted through NACOPHA. There are two PLHIV representatives on the Tanzania National Coordinating Mechanism (TNCM)
Local government authorities (LGAs)
It is at the Local Government authorities (LGAs) where PLHIV clusters are based. The LGAs’ are seen as the best avenues where the PLHIV clusters can get support. Through the Councils; some PLHIV groups have been able to receive a limited financial support to conduct their Income Generating Activities. Through multisector HIV and AIDS committees the PLHIVs can voice their issues. The guidelines issued by the Government in 2003 for forming Multisector AIDS Committees provides for two PLHIV representatives (male and female). PLHIVs identify two representatives to join the HIV and AIDS multisector Committees. There is a similar structure at the ward and at the village level. NACOPHA expects that the representatives will play active role and be heard by LGA structures.