27 Jan 2012 Tanzania: HIV and AIDS and Stigma Cutback
Anglican Church of Tanzania (ACT), Tanzania
Stigma and discrimination against people living with and affected by HIV (PLHIV) remain primary hurdles in addressing prevention and care issues, and are stumbling blocks in ensuring access to vital services. This project will reach out to PLHIV, church leaders, community leaders and community members in 5 parishes to increase their awareness about policies and strategies that protect the rights of PLHIV and people from most at risk populations such as youth. This project by the Anglican Church of Tanzania will build capacity of 1000 primary beneficiaries to fight HIV-related stigma. The project will see to the development of HIV and AIDS competence plans as well as their incorporation into congregational and community plans. The project will ensure continued cascade training on HIV prevention and stigma eradication at congregational and community level, with the use of the national policy manual for the rights of people living with or affected by HIV as a training resource. The Anglican Church of Tanzania (ACT, formerly the Church of the Province of Tanzania) was established in 1970 as an independent Province and is headquartered in Dodoma. The ACT has 26 dioceses, 25 in Tanzania mainland and 1 in Zanzibar.
Contact: Dr. Frank Mathew Haji
Provincial Health Officer