NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON THE
ENGAGEMENT OF NATIONAL FAITH LEADERS
The main objective of the national symposium was to let high level religious leaders sign their commitments to end HIV related stigma and commit themselves to a meaningful engagement in national HIV response so as to reach the national 95 95 95 targets by 2030. This is because about 90% of Tanzanians belong to a religion; therefore, engaging these leaders is expected to have a great impact due to the fact that they reach far down to the grassroots, are highly trusted and respected as well.
The National Council of People Living with HIV (NACOPHA) is a nationally recognized organ responsible for coordinating efforts of PLHIV in the national responce in Tanzania. It is the highest body and voice representing all organizations/groups and individual PLHIV in Tanzania.