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IHI is looking for an Office Assistant to fill a vacant position at the IHI Mtwara Site Office. She/he will be responsible for handling all day to day activities of …

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Recent Projects

Calcium supplementation on pregnant women

Project summary This is a trial-based study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It intends to generate evidence for decision-making on the potential non-inferiority of a lower dose …

Sustainable, Healthy, Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods

The Sustainable, Healthy, Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods is an exciting project in which IHI works with a consortium of partners from Asia and Africa to 1) develop capacity for improved …

Evaluation of the impact of a community health agent intervention on antiretroviral therapy retention and adherence in Tanzania

Given the problem with retention in, and linkage to, HIV care and treatment and the need for a systematic Community-based HIV/AIDS services (CBHS) intervention in Tanzania is essential. It is anticipated that implementation of CBHS providers enhances service package to improve retention in HIV care and treatment, which will include ART provision for eligible clients and health screening by CBHS providers at the community level. To test this hypothesis, we will recruit cohort of 3,300 people newly diagnosed with HIV at 20 sites in three regions of Tanzania (Pwani, Mbeya, and Kagera). We use a randomized cluster study design with facilities as the clusters to test a well-defined intervention using CBHS providers within intervention health facilities and their related communities. This will enable us to compare program enrollment rates, retention rates, other health outcomes, and viral load (VL) measures between clients enrolled at intervention sites to clients enrolled at control sites. This evaluation aims to determine impact of a coordinated, integrated model of CBHS delivery at community level. The results will improve understanding of how CBHS providers can contribute to the HIV continuum of care and provide an evidence base to inform the development of GOT policies and programmatic guidelines surrounding use of CBHS providers.

Lead Scientists:

Abdallah Mkopi

Eveline Geubbels

Partners

University of North Carolina (UNC)
Management and Development for Health (MDH)
Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS)
Tanzania National AIDS Control Programme (NACP)
Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Funders

Population Council
USAID

Projects Location

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