Strategic objective 4: Enhanced community empowerment in dealing with children, gender, HIV/AIDS, and Good Governance.

Main Goal of the Project

The project aim to help Improving access to HIV-inclusive services to improve health and well-being of Orphans and Vulnerable Children and adolescent girls and boys.

The organization delivering high quality OVC services to attain intended three Intermediate results in the components of HIV-BDRL, Case Management and Economic Strengthening (ES) plus DREAMS interventions. ADP Mbozi ensuring high-quality services is at the maximum level of implementation that reduce HIV-Incidents and Virus elimination.

Adolescents and Children HIV Incidence Reduction, Empowerment, and Virus Elimination (ACHIEVE) is a five-year global effort to reach and sustain HIV epidemic control among pregnant and breastfeeding women, adolescents, infants, and children. The project is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by a Pact led consortium of top global HIV/AIDS partners, including Jhpiego, Palladium, No Means No Worldwide. These core partners are supported by a network of global and local strategic resource partners.

ACHIEVE focuses on priority PEPFAR countries across Africa and the Caribbean. The ACHIEVE consortium works with USAID Missions, national governments, and existing response partners to identify gaps in HIV prevention and treatment programming among target populations. Using best practices and expertise along with innovations, the project is addressing critical gaps to meet country-specific epidemic control goals. ACHIEVE is a USAID’s flagship initiative to address the needs of children, young people, and breast-feeding women affected by HIV. This includes supporting local organizations in serving these populations and ultimately building their capability to receive direct U.S. government funding for programs at scale. The project leverages the full strength of its consortia and related private and public sector stakeholders to support countries attain and sustain HIV epidemic control.

In Tanzania, ACHIEVE project support the Government of Tanzania (Got) to achieve its aim of controlling the HIV epidemic, with a particular focus on programs targeting orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and adolescent girls and young women, through the DREAMS (Determined, Resilient, Empowered AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe) program, in 78 councils across 15 regions in Tanzania. In addition, ACHIEVE Tanzania aim to strengthen local organizations and the national and community- level social welfare systems, structures, and workforce to support and sustain OVC to access HIV-inclusive services that support their health and well-being.

ACHIEVE Tanzania program has three Strategic Objectives:

  • To strengthen the capacity of the national and community-level social welfare workforce, systems, and structures to ensure quality services for OVC, at-risk AGYW, and people living with HIV (PLHIV).
  • To build capacity of local organizations to manage and implement USAID/PEPFAR awards as prime implementing partners. ACHIEVE Tanzania Project will support the transition of prime funding and implementation to capable local partners to meet the PEPFAR goal of 70% of funding to local partners.
  • To deliver high quality OVC services and DREAMS interventions for AGYW 9-14 years. ADP-Mbozi implements ACHIEVE project in six district councils of Mbozi DC, Momba DC, Tunduma TC (Songwe Region), Mbeya CC, Kyela DC and Mbalari DC (Mbeya Region).