On April 13, 2019 in Dodoma, Tanzania NACOPHA was privileged to be one of the partners witnessing launching of Tanzania HIV Impact Survey. The event was graced by the Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office responsible for Parliament, Policy Coordination, Labour, Employment, Youth and the Disabled, Jenista Mhagama,
In Tanzania, THIS was conducted between October 2016 – August 2017. It surveyed over 14,000 households and interviewed more than 33,000 adults (15 and older) and 10,000 children (14 and younger). The results provide extensive data on the number of people living with HIV in Tanzania (prevalence), number of new HIV infections occurring each year (incidence) and use of health services by people living with HIV. After the report’s release, the National Council of People living with HIV and AIDS (NACOPHA) Chairperson, Ms. Leticia Maurice announced that the results will be used to design awareness campaigns on prevention, medication and stigma for people living with HIV in Tanzania.