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USAID Hebu Tuyajenge

Duration: 5 Years


Budget: 17.8 Million (usd)

Start date: 20-05-2019

End date: 30-11-2024

Project Introduction:

The Hebu Tuyajenge Project is a transformative initiative by NACOPHA aimed at improving the health and well-being of people living with HIV/AIDS in Tanzania. “Hebu Tuyajenge,” which means “Let’s Build Together” in Swahili, encapsulates the collaborative spirit and community-driven approach of this project. By focusing on holistic health empowerment, economic stability, and social support, Hebu Tuyajenge seeks to create sustainable and lasting change in the lives of individuals and communities affected by HIV/AIDS.

Project Objectives:

The Hebu Tuyajenge Project aims to achieve specific, measurable objectives that contribute to the overall goal of improving the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS in Tanzania. These objectives guide our activities and ensure we stay focused on delivering impactful results.

Enhance Health Outcomes

  1. Increase Healthcare Access: Provide antiretroviral therapy and regular health check-ups to at least 10,000 individuals living with HIV/AIDS in targeted communities within the next two years.
  2. Health Education: Conduct 100 health education workshops annually to improve health literacy among community members, focusing on HIV prevention, treatment, and care.
  3. Specialized Support: Establish specialized medical support services in at least five health centers to cater to maternal and pediatric needs of individuals living with HIV/AIDS.

Promote Economic Empowerment

  1. Vocational Training: Train 500 individuals in various vocational skills each year, enabling them to secure employment or start their own businesses.
  2. Financial Literacy: Provide financial literacy education to 1,000 participants annually, helping them manage their finances effectively.
  3. Business Development: Support the establishment of 100 new small businesses within the next three years through microfinance opportunities and mentorship programs.

Strengthen Community Support Systems

  1. Support Groups: Form and sustain 50 support groups by the end of the first year, providing peer counseling and mental health support to group members.
  2. Community Initiatives: Facilitate 20 community-led health initiatives annually to foster community engagement and ownership of health programs.
  3. Mental Health Programs: Organize quarterly mental health workshops and counseling sessions to address the emotional well-being of individuals living with HIV/AIDS.

Advocate for Rights and Inclusion

  1. Public Awareness Campaigns: Conduct four major public awareness campaigns annually to educate communities about HIV/AIDS, reduce stigma, and promote inclusion.
  2. Rights Protection: Advocate for the implementation of policies that protect the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS, ensuring their voices are heard at local and national levels.
  3. Policy Engagement: Engage with policymakers at least twice a year to discuss and influence policies that support the health and rights of people living with HIV/AIDS.

Expected Results:

Geographical Coverage:

Dar es salaam, Mtwara, Tanga, Lindi, Kilimanjaro, Pwani, Dodoma, Morogoro, Singida, Manyara, Arusha, Shinyanga, Mwanza, Mara, Kagera, Tabora, Kigoma, Mbeya, Njombe, Iringa, Rukwa na Ruvuma.

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