AMREF empowers communities and supporting the government at all levels to identify and address major health needs. We have tested half a million people for HIV in a programme that has been adopted and scaled up by the government.
More than 2.2 million people are living with HIV/AIDS in Tanzania and an estimated 2 million children have been orphaned as a result of the disease. Malaria is one of the biggest killers in Tanzania and accounts for the deaths of 80,000 children under-five every year.
Tanzania has one of the highest adolescent pregnancy rates in the world. In extreme cases gender-based violence, sexual abuse and female genital mutilation becomes the norm.
- Empowering communities in Tandahimba to prevent and control the spread of malaria.
- Raising awareness of sexual health issues amongst young people through the Voice of Youth, Sauti Ya Vijana project training community peer workers to help promote sexual health rights for young women in Mtwara.
- Improving water, sanitation and reproductive health services and reducing childhood illnesses in Mukaranga district.