fact sheet


Program Title
“Community Care for People Living With HIV/AIDS and Orphans and Vulnerable Children”

Communities provide sustainable quality care and support to People Living With HIV and AIDS (PLHIV) and Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs).

To empower community-based organizations and communities to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS and provide quality comprehensive care for PLHIVs and OVCs as part of continuum of care.

Source of Support
This program is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This is a five year, $30 million dollar program.

Implementing Partners
TUNAJALI is implemented by a consortium of four core partners: Deloitte Consulting Limited as the Prime and lead for grants and finance, Family Health International as lead technical partner for palliative and OVC care, Catholic Relief Services as the lead for program implementation in Mwanza and Africare as lead for Coast and Zanzibar operations. Five partners will provide specific technical assistance in nutrition (COUNSENUTH), stigma reduction (MUCHS), microfinance (Pride Tanzania), PLHA involvement (NETWO+), and legal support (TAWLA). Locally the program will be implemented by about 30 civil society organizations (CBO, NGO, FBO).

The program will work very closely with the National AIDS Control Program and the Department of Social Welfare of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to enhance coordination and monitoring of PLWHA and OVC activities respectively.

The program will reach 90,720 PLHA with home based care services and 103,680 OVC with care and support services. By March 2007, about 21,000 PLWHA and 40,000 OVC were registered and receiving services.

Geographical Coverage
TUNAJALI will cover all districts of five regions in Mainland Tanzania, i.e. Coast, Dodoma, Iringa, Morogoro and Mwanza as well as Zanzibar (Unguja and Pemba).

Activity Duration
October 2006 – September 2011

The goal of TUNAJALI
The goal of TUNAJALI is to deliver care and support services  to an increasing number of HIV/AIDS-affected households by:

  • increasing the accessibility and availability of care and support services;
  • strengthening the capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs) to deliver palliative care and OVC support services 
  • establishing effective linkages and supply systems;
    enhancing community ownership and strengthening the capacity of 
    district teams to plan, implement and report
  • adhering to the application of national policies and guidelines; and ensuring that TUNAJALI lessons learned inform future plans

TUNAJALI Contact Person
Through trained community volunteers, we shall provide a range of specific services to address health care, psychological, socio-economic and human rights needs for PLWHA. The service package for OVC will cover health, nutrition, psychosocial, education, child protection, shelter, income generation and life skills needs. The volunteers will be supervised by qualified health and social workers.

Our service package
Gottlieb S. Mpangile-Chief of Party