Access to HIV/AIDs Treatment in Tanzania

by Trans Tanz

Summary

Trans Tanz provides a free bus service for people living with HIV/AIDS to access treatment. We work with UKUN to transport people to health centres where they can get ARV prescriptions and CD4 tests.
$2,058.57
total raised
15
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years active

Challenge

The majority of people living in Tanzania live outside the 50km radius known as having access to healthcare. 6% of people living in Tanzania have HIV/AIDS. Trans Tanz works in Bagamoyo - an area of Tanzania with one of the highest prevalence rates - to provide transportation for people living with HIV/AIDS to testing, CD4 machines and significantly the anti-retroviral drugs they need to stay alive.

Solution

A regular free bus service services 15 villages in rural Tanzania, increasing ARV uptake from 0-100% in many cases. As a result of the project, lives are prolonged and the impact of the disease is mitigated in individuals, families and communities.

Long-Term Impact

Increase life expectancy of people living with HIV/AIDS so they are able to work and raise their children. This limits the wider socio-economic impact of HIV/AIDS on Tanzania's labour productivity and reduces the number of orphans.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

Charity Site

Organization Information

Trans Tanz

Location: London - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.transtanz.org
Project Leader:
Duncan Skelton
Project Manager
London, United Kingdom

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