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Resource Requirements for Meeting and Sustaining the Accelerating Children’s Treatment (ACT) Targets for Pediatric Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) in Tanzania
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Author(s): Catherine Barker, Thomas Fagan, Rosemary Silaa, Arin Dutta, and Sara Bowsky

Primary Language: English

Date: 4/16/2016


To understand programmatic challenges, promising practices, and potential solutions related to pediatric HIV in Tanzania, HPP conducted interviews with the NACP and two PEPFAR implementing partners that receive the majority of Tanzania’s ACT funding. Interviews addressed issues across the pediatric treatment cascade (see Figure 1). Interviewees identified overarching challenges, including the short implementation timeline under ACT (two years), insufficient financial resources for pediatric care and treatment, limited health worker capacity, supply chain weaknesses, lack of community and other linkages, and poor monitoring and data use. Many of the challenges reported in Tanzania are also seen in Kenya, where a more detailed qualitative analysis was under

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The Health Policy Project is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-10-00067, beginning September 30, 2010. The project's HIV-related activities are supported by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). It is implemented by Futures Group, in collaboration with Plan International USA, Avenir Health (previously Futures Institute), Partners in Population and Development, Africa Regional Office (PPD ARO), Population Reference Bureau (PRB), RTI International, and White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA). The information provided on this Web site is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government.

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