Angaza Zaidi Project
The Angaza Zaidi Project in Tanzania is a five-year cooperative agreement to carry out innovative counseling and testing services in 20 Regions of Tanzania with USAID/Tanzania PEPFAR support.
Angaza Zaidi, meaning "shed more light," builds on the previous Angaza project to rapidly expand access to voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) services among underserved and at- risk populations in all 21 regions of mainland Tanzania through continued support to 52 existing sites in years one and two, the establishment of eight new static sites, mobile counseling and testing outreach services, and referral of HIV-positive people for treatment and care.
AMREF's partnership with MSH will address the scale and strategic information demands of PEPFAR support in Angaza Zaidi. MSH is responsible for developing and applying evidence-based approaches for the use of information to monitor project performance and outcomes and for capacity-building of subgrantees funded by AMREF.
In year one, MSH provided hands-on capacity-building for 58 staff from subgrantees and district CT sites and continues to provide onsite support to area support office staff and subgrantees. MSH and AMREF are partnering on an operations research study to test the feasibility, acceptability, and capacity-building potential of low-cost netbooks to improve data reporting, data use, information seeking, and linkages with local district health units.