The Country Coordinator (interim) in Tanzania is Jeremiah Mushi, and the Country PI is Geoffrey R. Somi.
National AIDS Control Programme (NACP)
Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC)
National AIDS Control Program (NACP)
Location: Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
The Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children in Tanzania formed the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) to coordinate all health activities related to planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating HIV/AIDS related projects in the country in 1987. The NACP coordinates more than 3,010 (including Option B+) care and treatment facilities throughout the country. All patients receive a unique patient identification number (CTC Unique ID Number). Three care and treatment facilities are part of the EA IeDEA consortium. These sites are National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR)-Kisesa in Mwanza region, Tumbi Special Hospital in Coast region and Morogoro Regional Hospital in Morogoro region.
Morogoro Regional Hospital –CTC
Location: Morogoro, Tanzania
Site PI: Rita Elias Lyamuya
Data Manager: Mayanga Francis Mbaula
The hospital serves as referral hospital for a variety of patients across the Morogoro region (approximately 3 million people). There are a total of 9,103 Adult (age >14 year) patients of whom males and females are 2,817 and 6,286 respectively, who are ever enrolled in care at this hospital. Children (age 0-14) are 466 for males and 441 for females. About 264 pregnant women receive care at this clinic up to end of June 2016. All records are being maintained in the OpenMRS database at the facility. The OpenMRS system was installed and started to operate in February 2008 and has continued to maintain HIV data for the facility.
Tumbi Regional Referral Hospital
Location: Kibaha Town, Tanzania
Site PI: Kapella Mark Ngonyani
Data Manager: Jerome Johnson Lwali
The Tumbi Special Hospital Care and Treatment Clinic began operation on June 15, 2005. Tumbi Special Hospital is one of the Centre for HIV/AIDS care and treatment for the National AIDS Control Programme in Tanzania. Approximately 9,053 adult patients (>14 years age) (6,368 females and 2,685 males) and 816 children aged 0-14 years (354 males 462 females) are enrolled in care (June 2016). Approximately 1,281 pregnant women also received care in this clinic. This site maintains an electronic health records for the HIV patients in an OpenMRS database as well as entering MCH data to the CTC database.
Kisesa Health Centre – CTC
Location: Mwanza, Tanzania
Site PI: Mark Urassa
Data Manager: Richard Machemba
The Mwanza Research Centre (MRC) is located in Mwanza City on the shores of Lake Victoria. The National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) is the largest public health research institution in Tanzania under the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children. Over the period of 33 years, Mwanza Centre has expanded its research portfolio from research on schistosomiasis and intestinal helmith infections to research on the control of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, malaria, and tuberculosis. Kisesa Health Centre provides HIV care and treatment to patients residing in the area and its surroundings.
Kisesa Health Centre is also a Centre for HIV/AIDS care and treatment for the National AIDS Control Programme in Tanzania. Approximately 2,688 adult patients (>14 years age) (1,755 females and 933 males) and 154 children aged 0-14 years (78 males 74 females) are enrolled in care. Approximately 220 pregnant women also received care in this clinic as of June 2016. This site maintains an electronic health records for the HIV patients in an MOH supported ACCESS Database.