Learn more about AIDSFree's work with Tanzania's Uniformed Services through the Strengthening Police and Prison Comprehensive HIV Services Project
The national uniformed forces in Tanzania—including the army, police, and prison and immigration personnel—are more vulnerable to the risk of HIV due to their age, their status, the migratory nature of their work, and the inadequate family presence during assignments. Led by partner JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., AIDSFree is providing comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment, and support services to the police/prison staff and prison inmates within the surrounding communities in Tanzania. The program’s objectives are to:
- Strengthen the capacity of health facilities to deliver quality HIV and TB services.
- Enhance patient retention and linkages to the HIV continuum of care.
- Promote HIV risk reduction behaviors within prisons.
- Provide guidance and capacity building for gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response in prisons and among police.