Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, September 4-5, 2013
In recent years, the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Social Work (MOHSW) has spearheaded efforts to develop regulations, guidelines, and training packages for post-rape care (PRC) for children and adolescents. Building on these initiatives, on September 4–5, 2013, 52 representatives and experts from the MOHSW and other ministries, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), national and international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), the United Nations Children’s Fund, the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), the International Association of Forensic Nurses (based in the United States), and Liverpool VCT (LVCT) (based in Kenya) came together for the Building Capacity on Post-rape Care for Children and Adolescents Technical Workshop to discuss and recommend actions that will lead to the development of PRC guidance specifically for children and adolescents in Tanzania. The workshop provided an opportunity to begin the process of developing national standards and coordinated protocols for care for children and adolescents who have experienced sexual violence and exploitation. The primary resource document used by participants at the workshop was The Clinical Management of Children and Adolescents Who Have Experienced Sexual Violence: Technical Considerations for PEPFAR Programs.