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Dr. Leonard L. Maboko

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 Tanzania Commission for AIDS has developed a National Multisectoral Framework guiding the national response on HIV and AIDS under the four thematic areas. The Impact Mitigation thematic area has targeted to improve the quality of life of PLHIV and those affected by HIV and AIDS at all level. 

 

By December 2006 it was estimated that there were some 2.2 million Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Tanzania, of which half (1.1 million) are estimated as most vulnerable children (MVC). 

 

The exact impact of the AIDS epidemic in the country is unknown and difficult to establish, as studies linking HIV and AIDS with the country human capital development process are lacking. Moreover, the available reports from different sources, which estimate that without AIDS the annual number of deaths in 2015 would be 40 percent less.

 

Majority of the AIDS deaths is expected to fall on the 15-49 years age group, the most sexually active and in the prime of their productive years (43 percent). The annual AIDS deaths are also increasing from about 99,000 deaths in 2000 to about 175,000 deaths in 2015. However these projections may have to be revised in the light of the ART roll-out programme which will have a major impact on deaths related to AIDS in the coming years. Other studies report that in Tanzania, there is a loss of 8 years in life expectancy.

 

Many households, extended families, neighborhoods, communities, and public and private sector institutions have been severely affected by HIV and AIDS.

 

Among other effects, this is reflected in the rising numbers of orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC), worsening caregiver burdens, the inability of households with infected members to cope effectively with their many challenges, and increased costs associated with responding to the epidemic. It is currently estimated that there are some 2.2 million OVC in Tanzania, of which half (1.1 million) are estimated as most vulnerable children (MVC). The epidemic has undermined social capital, weakened social networks, and divided neighborhoods and communities in unforeseen ways.

 

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