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Building and sustaining civil society organizational capacity development in Tanzania

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USAID Kizazi Kipya was a five-year project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). From July 2016 to October 2021, the project operated in more than 150 councils in 26 regions, enabling 1,222,016 Tanzanian orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and 469,624 caregivers to utilize age-appropriate HIV-related and other services for improved health and wellbeing. By focusing on case-finding, ensuring enrollment in care, and supporting anti-retroviral therapy (ART) adherence, Kizazi Kipya also contributed to Tanzania’s 95-95-95 targets for HIV testing, treatment, and viral suppression.

Lead implementing partner Pact worked with local civil society organizations (CSOs) to deliver services at a massive scope and scale. Kizazi Kipya disbursed nearly $85.75 million in sub-grants to 67 CSOs over the life of project to provide direct services to households with OVC to help meet their children’s needs, contribute to HIV-related clinical outcomes, and educate and support young people to reduce their risk for HIV infection.

Through implementation, the project developed CSO capacity in various ways. Notably, USAID funded the Community Health and Social Welfare System Strengthening Program (CHSSP) in part to help develop Kizazi Kipya CSOs’ organizational capacities.

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