Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2012 2013 2014

Details for Mechanism ID: 14538
Country/Region: Tanzania
Year: 2013
Main Partner: Columbia University
Main Partner Program: Mailman School of Public Health
Organizational Type: University
Funding Agency: HHS/CDC
Total Funding: $500,000

In the second year of this mechanism, ICAP will continue to build on its extensive experience partnering with government agencies and community-based organizations in Tanzania to support URTs efforts to ensure a unified response to TB/HIV co-infection in the pediatric population. To achieve a sustainable response, ICAP will intensify the work initiated in enhancing the stewardship and capacity of MOHSW towards an effective national response to TB/HIV co-infections among children. Furthermore, the newly established pediatric TB/HIV Center of Excellence (COE) at Mwananyamala Hospital in Dar es Salaam will serve as a resource centre to healthcare workers. Trainings will be augmented by on-going mentorship in diagnostic procedures through clinical attachments at the COE, as well as on-site mentorship and supportive supervision from ICAP. Pediatric TB diagnostic algorithms and standard operating procedures will be strengthened to ensure that all TB suspects undergo a diagnostic work up, including chest x-ray and gene Xpert investigations, where indicated.

During the second through fifth years, ICAP will support scale-up and expansion of pediatric TB/HIV services through formation of regional COEs and establishment of linkages and referral systems with a network of private and public-sector satellite health facilities in regions with high TB and HIV burdens. ICAP will mentor regional and council health management teams so that they can ultimately assume management responsibilities and can sustain and ensure achievements beyond the life of the project. Support to MKUTA (NGO of former TB clients) to provide health education and contact tracing at community levels will continue with establishment of more TB clubs.

Funding for Care: Pediatric Care and Support (PDCS): $500,000

This funding will focus on building the capacity of health workers to provide comprehensive pediatric TB/HIV prevention services, providing care and treatment services through training, and conducting clinical mentorship and attachment. The project will ensure TB and HIV screening to all children attending the Dar es Salaam facility, while referring chidlren identified with TB disease for TB treatment. Children identified with TB disease will be initiated treatment, with the project ensuring that TB treatment is completed for these children.

Subpartners Total: $0
Cross Cutting Budget Categories and Known Amounts Total: $108,000
Human Resources for Health $70,000
Motor Vehicles: Purchased $8,000
Renovation $30,000