Closed out Projects (for details see below)
- Bus Transport Facilitation Support for Cervical Cancer Patients
- Tanzania Social Marketing Project (TSMP)
- Cervical Cancer Project
- Girls Empowerment (Hakuna Wasochiweza) Project
- Susan G. Komen Project
- JHU Project on Demand Generation for RMNCAH Life Saving Commodities (HC3 Collaborative)
- Families Matter Project
- Universal HIV and AIDS Intervention for Counseling and Testing (UHAI-CT)
- Sweet Potato (Marando Bora)
Tanzania Social Marketing Project (TSMP)
In 2010, T-MARC Tanzania began a new cooperative agreement with PSI. The goal of the Tanzania Social Marketing Program (TSMP) is to improve the health status of Tanzanians by changing the behaviours of targeted high-risk groups. To support this goal, TSMP will initiate social marketing initiatives that target behaviours in:
- Family planning
- Child survival
The project will also seek to build capacities so as to sustain social marketing activities in Tanzania.
Under the TSMP partnership, T-MARC and PSI operate as independent organisations supported by the knowledge and expertise available through the PSI global network. One of the main objectives is that through partnership the two NGOs can achieve economies of scale in key areas and processes and thereby reduce the overall costs for the programme. In addition, by working together the two organisations can reposition their current brands so as to expand the size of the total market for condoms and oral contraceptives.
Under TSMP, T-MARC's Community-based distributor programme will be re-launched and supported with refresher training, an expanded product offering, seed product and better margins.
Intervention area(s): HIV/AIDS prevention, reproductive health/family planning, child survival and malaria
Objectives: Improve the health status of Tanzanians by changing the behaviours of targeted high-risk groups. Build local capacities to sustain social marketing activities over time.
Donor: United States Agency for International Development
Prime partner: Population Services International
Geographic focus: National
Target market/audience: Most at risk populations
Activities: Social marketing of products that target most at risk populations in the above intervention areas, outreach activities and promotions
Timeframe: Through September 2012
Cervical Cancer Project
Community Mobilization and Demand Creation for Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control Services in Iringa
To address these knowledge gaps, T-MARC is implementing a Project on Community Mobilization and Demand Creation for Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control Services in Iringa. With support from the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation through the Pink Ribbon, Red Ribbon Cervical Cancer initiative, the project will be implemented in five districts of Iringa region over a period of 18 months starting March of 2014.
The overall goal of the project is to reduce cervical cancer incidence, morbidity and mortality in Iringa by mobilizing the community and having 10,000 women screened at static sites In contributing to this goal the project has three objectives:
- Increase the awareness of cervical cancer prevention, screening and treatment services in Iringa.
- Increase the uptake of cervical cancer prevention, screening and treatment services amongst women aged 30 to 49 years residing in Iringa.
- Strengthen the capacity of Tanzanian CBOs and FBOs to develop, implement and sustain outreach interventions that significantly increase awareness and uptake levels for cervical cancer prevention, screening and treatment services.
Intervention area(s): Cervical Cancer, HIV/AIDS
Objectives: Reduce Cervical Cancer incidence, morbidity and mortality in Iringa region
Donor: Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation (BMSF) through the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Cervical Cancer Initiative
Partner: Medical Women's Association of Tanzania (MEWATA), Wanawake na Maendeleo Foundation (WAMA), Tanzania Youth Alliance (TAYOA) and the Mbeya HIV/AIDS Network
Geographic focus: Iringa Region (Mufindi, Iringa Municipality, kilolo and Mafinga districts
Target Audience: Women aged 30 years
Activities: Awareness, Behaviour Change Communication (BCC), Mass Screening and Support for Treatment of Cervical Cancer cases, capacity building for CBO's and FBOS
Girls Empowerment Project – Hakuna Wasichoweza
Intervention area(s): Water and Sanitation
Objectives: Improve school attendance and reproductive health
Donor: USAID and Vodacom Tanzania Foundation
Geographic focus: Lindi and Mtwara Regions (targeting young girls in and out of school).
Activities: Develop and execute behavior change communication messages, sustainably provide low cost sanitary pads, Advocacy and awareness campaigns to break the silence on menstrual hygiene management and its related challenges, monitor indicators.
Timeframe: September 2012 - August 2017.
Universal HIV and AIDS Intervention for Counseling and Testing (UHAI-CT)
The Universal HIV and AIDS Intervention for Counseling and Testing (UHAI-CT) has been designed with a component to compliment on going VCT activities in Tanzania by conducting highly targeted outreach HIV counseling and testing focusing on the most at risk populations (MARPS) and the underserved communities. This is a USAID funded program, which is being implemented by three partners, Jhpiego an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University (as the lead partner) as well as Africare and T-MARC Tanzania.
UHAI-CT is a five-year project designed to:
- Rapidly increase Tanzanians’ access to high quality HIV counseling and testing services
- Develop care providers’ skills in delivering high quality HIV counseling and testing services
- Strengthen the links between counseling and testing, prevention, and care and treatment services
- Assist the government of Tanzania with HIV counseling and testing data collection and management
T-MARC’s role is to develop and manage outreach activities, interpersonal communications, printed educational materials, and the training of civil society organizations that work with target populations. The trainings cover areas such as how to demonstrate the correct use of male and female condoms, how to handle stigma and discrimination, working with government counseling and testing centers and other topics that facilitate the delivery of these important services.
Intervention area(s): HIV/AIDS counselling and testing
Objectives: Mobilize key populations and couples living in high risk communities to receive voluntary HIV counseling and testing services.
Donor: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Prime partner: JHPIEGO (Prime Partner) and Africare
Geographic focus: Tanga, Tabora, Iringa, Njombe, Dodoma, Singida, Manyara, Kilimanjaro and Mtwara
Target market/audience: Most at risk populations and other vulnerable populations
Activities: Produce behaviour change communication materials, outreach HTC activities, providing BCC support and trainings, coordinate delivery of voluntary counselling and testing services at high risk areas
Timeframe: Through September 2013
Families Matter Program
The Families Matter Program is a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The goal of the project is to reduce risky sexual behaviour among adolescents including delayed sexual debut, consequently reducing HIV infection rates and early pregnancy among school children. The Families Matter Program aims to improve parenting skills and family communication about risk reduction and other sex-related topics before adolescents begin sexual activity.
It is a community-based intervention designed to:
- Provide necessary tools to parents to have effective communication about sexuality and sexual risk reduction with their children
- Build strong parenting practices and create a supportive environment that increases the chances that pre-adolescents will delay sexual debut
- Increase the knowledge and skills of pre-adolescents to effectively practice abstinence and reduce risky behaviours
- Reduce pregnancy and HIV infections among adolescents
T-MARC Tanzania works in collaboration with CDC and the Tanzania Ministry of Health and Social Welfare on managing the project. T-MARC also works with two sub contractors in implementing the training in the three targeted regions:
- Children and Youth Development Organization (CYODO)
- Wanawake Na Maendeleo (WAMA) Foundation
- Human Development Trust (HDT)
Intervention area(s): HIV/AIDS prevention, reproductive health/family planning
Objectives: Reduce risky sexual behaviour, HIV prevalence, and pregnancy among adolescents
Donor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Geographic focus: Mtwara and Ruvuma regions Target market/audience: Parents and guardians of pre-adolescent children (age nine to 12)
Activities: Develop and implement training programme for parents and guardians
Timeframe: Through February 28, 2014
The goal of Husika is to develop and implement behaviour change communications with the objective of reducing risky sexual behaviours and further lowering HIV/AIDS prevalence rates. The prime contractor is PSI.
Former pilot projects, such as the hair salon initiative (Jipende! Centres for Women's Health) and sex worker outreach (Jipende Grants Program) will also be reactivated, strengthened and scaled up under Husika.
Intervention area (s): HIV/AIDS prevention
Objectives: Reduce risky sexual behaviour and HIV prevalence
Donor: United States Agency for International Development
Prime partner: Population Service International
Geographic focus: Dar es Salaam, Iringa, Mara, Mbeya, Mwanza, Shinyanga and Tabora
Target market/audience: Most at risk populations
Activities: Develop and implement behaviour change communications and outreach activities
Timeframe: Through July 2015
Sweet Potato Project
The Sweet Potatoes Project is a one-year consulting contract under Helen Keller International with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The goal of the project is to improve food security by promoting and facilitating the production and consumption of sweet potatoes, both white-fleshed and orange-fleshed varieties.
The vines provided in the Sweet Potatoes Project provide a crop that is high yielding, virus-free and more robust than regular potatoes grown in Tanzania. Sweet potatoes contain higher levels of important nutrients than regular potatoes, including vitamin A and C, protein, iron and calcium. The orange-fleshed varieties contain especially high levels of beta-carotene, a nutrient that converts into a type of vitamin A, which is important for growth and combating blindness. Finally, the project aims to connect farmers to a sustainable source of income.
T-MARC’s role in the project is to develop a communication strategy that creates demand for sweet potatoes in the local population of the lake regions. T-MARC will also be responsible for monitoring indicators.
Intervention area(s): Economic development and nutrition
Objectives: Improve food security and nutritional health
Donor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Prime partner: Helen Keller International
Geographic focus: Mwanza, Kagera and Mara regions
Target market/audience: Consumers in the lake regions, farmers and policy makers
Activities: Develop a communications strategy and plan, monitor indicators
Timeframe: Through October 2011