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  TANZANIA - Country Profile Updated: Feb 2005  

AIDS Programmes

National Strategic Framework
Status

Completed for the period 1998-2002.
A new National Strategic Framework is being developed (2003-2007)

National policies
  • The HIV/AIDS policy, endorsed by cabinet in 2001, covers HIV/AIDS prevention, control, care and support, as well as human rights and avoidance of discrimination and stigmatisation.

Ministry of Health
Department of Health:

P.O. Box 9083, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Tel: +255 22 212 0261-7
Fax: +255 22 213 9951
Website: www.tanzania.go.tz

Tanzania Commission for AIDS (TCAIDS)
Contact person: Major-General H. Lupogo - Executive Chairperson
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Tel: +255 22 212 2651
Fax: +255 22 212 2427

National AIDS Coordination Programme (NACP)
Contact person: Dr. R Swai, Manager
P.O. Box 11857, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Tel: +255 22 211 8581 / +255 22 211 8544
Fax: +255 22 212 1624
Email:

Zanzibar AIDS Commission
Contact person: Bi Asha Abudulla
P.O. Box 2820
Zanzibar, Tanzania
Tel & Fax: +255 24 222 3152
Email:

HIV/AIDS Organisations:

  1. Adolescent Reproductive Health Network (ARHNe)
    Contact person: M.T. Leshabari
    Muhimbili Medical Centre
    Institute of Public Health
    P.O. Box 65015, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Tel: +255 22 15 3371
    Fax: +255 22 15 1238
    Email:
    Website: www.nutrition.uio.no
    Research network involved in research and/or implementation of programs targeting adolescent sexual and reproductive health and risk behaviours.

  2. African Medical Research Foundation-Tanzania (AMREF)
    Contact person: Paul Waibale
    P.O. Box 2773, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Tel: +255 22 211 6610 / +255 22 213 6731 / +255 22 213 0860
    Fax: +255 22 211 5823
    Email: /
    Website: www.amref.org / www.angaza-vct.org
    HIV intervention and research projects in high incidence areas; prevention; promotion of sexual health for women; control of STDs; sexual and reproductive health programmes for adolescents; counselling and testing.

  3. African Regional Youth Initiative
    Contact person: Neema Mgana
    P.O. Box 11704, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Tel/Fax: +1 831 303 5285
    Email:
    Website: www.aryi.interconnection.org
    Over 100 youth and community-based organisations combating HIV/AIDS and malaria in Africa. The organisation provides a number of programmes to youth and community organisations, including a volunteer programme for youth all over the world interested in development work to work alongside youth in Africa.

  4. Catholic Women Of Tanzania Association (WAWATA)
    P.O. Box 31147, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Tel: +255 513 5216
    Fax: +255 513 5216
    Email:

  5. Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT)
    Contact person: Geert Vanneste, Executive Director
    P.O. Box 23310, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Tel: +255 22 260 1543 / 74 460 4301
    Fax: +255 22 260 1544
    Email: /
    Website: www.ccbrt.or.tz

  6. Eastern Africa National Networks Of AIDS Service Organisations (EANNASO)
    Contact person: Lucy Ng'ang'a
    Box 6187
    Arusha, Tanzania
    Tel: +255 27 254 8224
    Fax: +255 27 254 8224
    Email:
    Website: www.annea.or.tz
    Network of the 12 HIV/AIDS national networks in eastern African countries. Its mission is to enhance the community response to HIV/AIDS in eastern Africa by promoting the development and existence of sustainable and effective country networks that provide leadership and capacity building in advocacy, programme development, and enhanced greater involvement of people living with HIV and AIDS.

  7. Kwetu Counselling Centre - Association of PLWHA
    Contact person: David Burrows
    P.O. Box 1273, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Tel: +255 51 85 0543
    Email:
    Website: www1.salvationarmy.org

  8. Medical Women Association of Tanzania (MEWATA)
    Chairperson: Dr. Marina Njelekela
    P.O. Box 2nd Floor, Tulyer House,
    Sea View (adjacent to Court Yard Hotel)
    P.O. Box 65443
    Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
    Tel: 255-0746-44 89 11
    Fax: 255-22-215 04 65
    Email:

  9. National Institute For Medical Research (NIMR)
    Headquarters, Ocean Road,
    P.O. Box 9653,
    Dar es Salaam,
    Tanzania, East Africa.
    Tel: +255 22 212 1400
    Fax: +255 22 212 1360 / 212 1380
    Telex: 41919 NIMR TZ
    Telegrams: MEDSEARCH
    Email:
    Website: www.nimr.or.tz

  10. Population Services International (PSI)
    P.O. Box 33500, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Tel: +255 22 215 1581/3
    Fax: +255 22 215 1530
    Email:
    Website: www.psi.org
    Uses social marketing to deliver health products, services and information that enable low-income and other vulnerable people to lead healthier lives.

  11. Service Health & Development for People Living with HIV/AIDS (SHDEPHA)
    Contact person: Josep Katto
    P.O. Box 13713, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Tel: +255 22 18 1850
    Fax: +255 22 18 1849
    Email:
    Care and support; counselling; awareness raising.

  12. Southern African AIDS Trust (SAT)
    Contact person: Adolf Mrema / Adelardus Kilangi - Programme Manager
    P.O. Box 34198, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Tel: +255 22 277 3684/87
    Fax: +255 22 277 3677
    Email:
    Website: www.satregional.org
    Supports community responses to HIV and AIDS through in-depth partnership, networking, skills exchange and lesson sharing in HIV prevention, HIV and AIDS care and support throughout the region.

  13. Tanzania Family Planning Association
    P.O. Box 31147, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Tel: +225 513 5216
    Fax: +225 513 5216

  14. Tanzania Gender Networking Programme (TGNP)
    P.O. Box 8921, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Tel: +255 22 244 3205
    Fax: +255 22 244 3244
    Email: /
    Website: www.tgnp.co.tz

  15. Tanzania Netherlands Project to Support HIV/AIDS control in Mwanza (TANESA)
    P.O. Box 434 Mwanza
    Tel: +255 684 1440
    Fax: +255 685 00236
    Email:
    Website: www.nimr.or.tz

  16. Tanzania Network of People with HIV/AIDS (TANOPHA)
    Contact person: Julius Kaaya
    P.O. Box 76724, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Tel: +255 74 444 7354
    Fax: +255 22 213 6639
    Email:
    Regional coordinating network for people with HIV/AIDS: information exchange; capacity building; health promotion.

  17. Upendo AIDS Information + Counseling Center
    Contact person: Wandoa Mwambu, Director
    Kinondoni P.O. Box 77014, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Tel: +255 51 76 1043 / 081 162 2785

  18. WAMATA - Dar es Salaam
    Contact person: Georgia Baguma
    P.O. Box 32960, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Tel: +255 270 0282
    Email:
    Prevention; advice; support; information.

  19. Women Against AIDS Kilimanjaro
    Kikundi Cha Wanawake Kupambana Na Ukimwi, Kilimanjaro
    P.O. Box 567, Moshi
    Moshi, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
    Tel: +255 05 55 2876
    Email:
    Self-help programme; prevention; advice; support; information.

  20. Women's Research and Documentation Project Association (WRDP)
    P.O. Box 35108, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Tel: +255 514 3500 Ext. 2460, or (255 51) 43 5009/ 48 23 54 9192
    Fax: +255 514 3395 / +255 514 3016
    Email: /
    Prevention; advice; support; information.

  21. UN Theme Group on HIV/AIDS, Chair
    Dr. Edward T. Maganu, (WHO)
    P.O. Box 9292, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Fax: +255 22 211 3180
    Tel: +255 22 211 3005 / +255 22 211 6412 / +255 22 211 1718
    Mobile: +255 0744 009920
    Email:
    Website: www.who.int
    Supports an expanded response and policy advice on preventing transmission of HIV, providing care and support, reducing the vulnerability of individuals and communities to HIV/AIDS.

  22. UNAIDS Country Coordinator
    Bernadette Olowo-Freers
    P.O. Box 9182, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Tel: +255 22 213 0350 / 211 8081/8, Ext. 3232
    Fax: +255 22 213 9654
    Mobile: +255 744 30 8797
    Email:
    Website: www.unaids.org
    UNAIDS leads, strengthens and supports an expanded response aimed at preventing transmission of HIV, providing care and support, reducing the vulnerability of individuals and communities to HIV/AIDS.

  23. UN Development Programme
    Contact person: Dr Elly Ndyetabura
    P.O. Box 9182, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Tel: +255 22 211 8072 / +255 22 211 8081/2
    Fax: +255 22 211 3272
    Mobile: +255 0744 77 29 28
    Email:
    Website: www.tz.undp.org

  24. Zanzibar Association of People with HIV/AIDS (ZAPHA+)
    P.O. Box 1300, Zanzibar, Tanzania
    Tel: +255 242 232 0191 / 74 162 3820
    Self-help, prevention; advice; support; information.
Country Indicators
Demographic data Year Estimate Source
For consistency reasons the data used in the above table are taken from official UN publications
Socio-economic data Year Estimate Source
For consistency reasons the data used in the above table are taken from official UN publications

Source: WHO/UNAIDS epidemiological fact sheets on HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections, 2004 Update.
Email:
Epidemiological Fact Sheet
Estimated number of adults and children living with HIV/AIDS, end of 2003
These estimates include all people with HIV infection, whether or not they have developed symptoms of AIDS, alive at the end of 2003:
Adults and children  
Adults (15-49) Adult rate(%)
Women (15-49)  
Children (0-15)  
Estimated number of deaths due to AIDS
Estimated number of adults and children who died of AIDS during 2003:
Deaths in 2003  
Estimated number of orphans
Estimated number of children who have lost their mother or father or both parents to AIDS and who were alive and under age 17 at the end of 2003:
Current living orphans  

Assessment of the epidemiological situation (2004)



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