EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES IN HIV AND HEALTH SERVICE DELIVERY OVERSIGHT
SAUTI YETU Project, funded through USAID is being implemented by the National Council of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Tanzania (NACOPHA).
The program focuses on increasing access to HIV testing, Care and treatment services through referrals and linkages to health services; retention and adherence into Antiretroviral Treatment (ART), for epidemic control in 46 PEPFAR priority districts from 15 regions of Tanzania Mainland.
The regions comprise Mbeya, Ruvuma, Njombe, Dar es Salaam, Mara, Kagera, Mtwara, Iringa, Morogoro, Tanga, Arusha, Dodoma, Lindi, Mwanza and Shinyanga.
Sauti Yetu Achievements
Increased demand for targeted HIV testing among families of PLHIV clusters by 50% in 46 districts through community HIV testing promotion by PLHIV.
Increased PLHIV retention on ART by reducing LTFU by 50% in 46 districts.
Strengthened community linkages and referral systems through established PLHIV community action and cluster coordination teams for adherence and retention on ART in the 46 districts.
Evidence generated through modeling new knowledge for enhanced ART adherence and retention using community structures in 3 districts.
Improved enabling environment for overall national HIV response.
Key in the SAUTI YETU project is meaningful involvement of the People Living with HIV/AIDS in in the program delivery. SAUTI YETU empowers its beneficiaries under the guiding principle of “nothing for us is possible without us.”
In line with the 90-90-90 strategy, we envisage a Tanzania where all PLHIV know their status, are on treatment, and are virally suppressed.