Leveraging Local Intelligence: Use of Volunteer Community Advocates Leads to A Five-Fold Increase in Number of VMMCs in Routine Services in Tanzania

In April 2016, based on formative research findings that showed communities are more receptive to local health promoters, AIDSFree Tanzania replaced community health promoters (CHPs) with local volunteer community advocates (VCAs). This change resulted in a five-fold increase in number of VMMCs in routine service in Tanzania

This poster describes the steps AIDSFree took to replace CHPs with VCAs, a results review pre- and post-replacement, conclusions, and recommendations.