Innovations to Improve ART Care Adherence in Tanzania
Most antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens require more than 80-95% adherence to maximize the probability of viral suppression, the ultimate goal of treatment that has significant clinical benefits and can virtually eliminate HIV transmission. However, a significant proportion of people living with HIV infection (PLHIV) on treatment have sub-optimal adherence and overall, only 29% of PLHIV are virally suppressed. This problem is a result of multifaceted factors that need to be addressed in efforts to curb the HIV/AIDS pandemic. For years countries have implemented various strategies to address this gap with some innovations giving some promising results. A major concern globally remains to be paucity of proven and scalable innovations. Which is call for experts to continue innovating, studying and documenting best and scalable practices.
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Tanzania faces a high rate of Maternal deaths (556 per 100,000 live births) that are potentially preventable. Rate of newborn deaths is still unacceptably high.
This is an initiative designed in response to the dual threats of HIV infection and unintended pregnancy among Adolescent girls and young women (ages 15-24).
Youths & adolescent (10-25yrs) account for more than two thirds of the Tanzania’s population. This necessitates investments that facilitate youth empowerment