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Levina Kikoyo

country director

Siddarth Nagaraj

senior program specialist

Pact's many years in Tanzania have played a crucial role in reducing HIV and AIDS across the country. With funding from USAID, Pact implemented the Pamoja Tuwalee project and then the Kizazi Kipya project (2016-2021). Both efforts contributed to markedly improved HIV testing, treatment and prevention among Tanzanian orphans and vulnerable children and their caregivers. In sum, Kizazi Kipya helped improve the lives of more than 1 million Tanzanian children using a case-management approach to connect OVC and their caregivers with vital services to improve their health and socioeconomic wellbeing.

Pact's HIV/AIDS work continues in Tanzania today through the ACHIEVE project, which is working to reach and sustain HIV epidemic control among pregnant and breastfeeding women, adolescents, infants and children.

Pact also works with artisanal and small-scale gemstone miners in Tanzania, helping them to gain critical knowledge about rough gems and access to markets that is empowering them to earn fair prices for their gemstones.

Pact also has carried out substantial work to improve governance in Tanzania, empowering citizens and civil society organizations to work with political representatives toward transparency and accountability at the local and national levels. 

Stories and Highlights

With support from USAID and Pact, a local organization bolsters its HIV response in Tanzania

August 28, 2023
PASADA (Pastoral Activities and Services for people with AIDS Dar es Salaam Archdiocese) is a Tanzanian organization that has been supporting the country's HIV response for two decades. With support...

Enhancing collaboration and harnessing the power of data: Lessons from ACHIEVE Tanzania data summits

May 31, 2023
Data holds immense power. It is the cornerstone of our accountability, illuminates our path, informs our decisions and shapes the trajectory of programs and strategies. In the context of HIV and...

With Pact's support, a local partner builds youth civic engagement in Tanzania

February 1, 2023
Like elsewhere in Africa, the youth of Zanzibar comprise a significant segment of the population, with 35% of the population aged 15 to 35 years. These youth face serious challenges, including...

Community case workers: The heart of Pact's support for children vulnerable to HIV

January 25, 2023
Although they were surviving, life was extremely difficult for Kinyamagoha and his grandmother. At 15, Kinyamagoha is HIV-positive. His grandmother can no longer walk and crawls to move around. They...

Local ownership of HIV response grows as Tanzania partner graduates to direct USAID funding

December 19, 2022
For decades now, Pact has been working to develop the capacity of local organizations around the world so that they are well-equipped and resourced to solve development challenges in their own...

Pact’s health and social systems strengthening creates lasting change

November 14, 2022
Dr. Nandera Ernest Mhando has a big job. As Tanzania’s Commissioner for Social Welfare, she oversees efforts to protect and improve the lives of the country’s most vulnerable children. Her purview...

Leading the way for HIV treatment among adolescents

September 13, 2022
Nasir understands the complexities of being an adolescent diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Before he turned eight years old, Nasir, who hails from Tanzania, lost both of his parents to HIV. Then, at age 12,...

Moyo Gems celebrates three years and many milestones

August 15, 2022
Cristina Villegas, Pact's mining director, speaks to National Jeweler about Moyo Gems' third anniversary, recent expansion and the way forward.

Salma's story: a community case worker in Tanzania supports children living with HIV

August 2, 2022
Through the ACHIEVE project, community case worker Salma Roberts is helping the most vulnerable households in Tanzania to build socio-economic resilience and face the challenges of living with HIV....

Paving a stronger future with Tanzania's youth-led civil society organizations

July 19, 2022
Youth and Women Emancipation, or YAWE, has big goals. Founded in 2017 with a national mandate, the Tanzanian civil society organization works to build civic engagement and accountability in Tanzania...