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May 2015
Lessons from Tanzania: Controlling HIV and TB
When staff from IDSA’s Center for Global Health Policy visited Tanzania in October, responses to HIV and tuberculosis there and in other hard-hit countries had reached a turning point. With evidence that treatment could turn the trajectory of the twin pandemics, international health leaders were calling for targeted efforts: Doing the right things in the right places at the right time.

With funding from Capital for Good, the Center hosted five congressional staff members on a tour of three regions facing both unique and common challenges, traveling to:

  • Tanzania’s capital city, where health and human resources are outmatched by issues fueling the spread of HIV and tuberculosis, including a growing epidemic of injecting drug use;

  • The remote rural southern highlands, where HIV rates are among the highest in the country

  • The semi-autonomous archipelago of Zanzibar, where rates of HIV and tuberculosis are relatively low but concentrated among criminalized and vulnerable populations.

The tour highlighted the impact and advances that evidence-based action has yielded so far.

In April, the Center released its findings in a report detailing effective but under-resourced efforts as well as gaps that continue to slow progress against HIV and tuberculosis in resource-poor settings. The report, Redeployment – Opportunities to Control HIV and TB in Tanzania, Observations from Dar es Salaam, Mbeya, and Zanzibar, presents a picture of realities on the ground, and an argument for committed, continued, and targeted investments against infectious diseases, with no lesser goal than sustainable success.

The Center is housed within the IDSA Education and Research Foundation.

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