Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2010 2011 2012 2013

Details for Mechanism ID: 9634
Country/Region: Tanzania
Year: 2012
Main Partner: University of California at San Francisco
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: University
Funding Agency: HHS/CDC
Total Funding: $180,120

University California San Francisco (UCSF) overall strategy is to work with GAP-Tanzania to provide training, TA, and long-term capacity building to improve HIV prevention and care programs, surveillance systems, and the ability to use results to guide program planning, program improvements, and allocation of resources. To help achieve this, UCSF works with GAP-Tanzania, the USG PEPFAR team, NACP, ZACP, TACAIDS, MOHSW, the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), and other bilateral and multilateral donor agencies to help Tanzanian institutions sustainably reduce HIV transmission, improve HIV/AIDS care and treatment, collect and use data, and manage national programs.

UCSF provides TA to leaders and staff in mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar to conduct surveillance on populations most at risk for HIV. However, UCSF does not implement projects, but rather provides TA and support to projects. Due to the hiring and capacitating of in-country staff, the need for international travel has been reduced. Local agencies will require less support over time to conduct surveillance activities.

UCSF routinely tracks the number of people trained and assesses the quality of the training through evaluations, as well at the outcomes of the TA (e.g. reports and data use).

Funding for Strategic Information (HVSI): $80,120

UCSF will continue to provide technical assistance in the area of HIV surveillance for MARPs. This will build the national capacity for MARPs surveillance and enable national programs to continue routine surveillance with less support in future rounds, whereby eventually surveillance activities will be conducted without support.

UCSF will continue to assist Zanzibar with their MARPs studies and size estimation in both Unguja and Pemba with MSM, IDUs, and sex workers. UCSF will work with ZACP and CDC/GAP Tanzania to train data collectors, provide oversight of the studies, and assist with data analysis and report writing for both Pemba and Unguja. A drug mapping exercise in Mainland, along with the Drug Control Commission (DCC), will be conducted in order to assess areas of the country where drug use is prevalent and help to inform prioritization of drug prevention programming. UCSF will work with the DCC to write the protocol, collect data, analyze data, and disseminate results.

Technical assistance to CDC-GAP Tanzania, and its partners, will be supported in the design and implementation of an assessment of PMTCT program data for national HIV surveillance. With in-country partners, UCSF will assist in developing study materials, including data abstraction tools, SOPs, and job aides. UCSF will also assist with the development of training curriculum and assist in training PMTCT assessment staff and study implementation.

Funding for Sexual Prevention: Other Sexual Prevention (HVOP): $100,000

UCSF will provide technical assistance to CDC/GAP Tanzania and the National AIDS Control Program in the development and implementation of a study to understand behavioral drivers of the HIV epidemic in three large cities in Tanzania. The scope and specifics of this project have not yet been determined. The populations will likely be high-risk populations within urban areas, though specific definitions of the populations to be studied have not been determined. UCSF will support the national program in this endeavor in order to build capacity for operational research in the area of HIV surveillance.

Subpartners Total: $0
University of Washington: NA