: Our Impact

Around the world, millions of dollars have been allocated to fight HIV/AIDS. National programs need sound financial management skills to efficiently disburse these funds, while organizations implementing programs need to access funds, use them appropriately, and promptly demonstrate results.Just two years ago in Tanzania, hundreds of civil society organizations struggled to access funding for urgent HIV/AIDS activities.

In many developing countries, high HIV rates are over-burdening already fragile health systems. As these health sectors struggle to provide basic health services, they must now also make HIV/AIDS prevention, services, and care available. To contain the spread and minimize the impact of HIV/AIDS, several global initiatives are making large amounts of financial and medical resources available.

In many developing countries, high HIV rates are over-burdening already fragile health systems. As these health sectors struggle to provide basic health services, they must now also make HIV/AIDS prevention, services, and care available. To contain the spread and minimize the impact of HIV/AIDS, several global initiatives are making large amounts of financial and medical resources available.

In many developing countries, high HIV rates are over-burdening already fragile health systems. As these health sectors struggle to provide basic health services, they must now also make HIV/AIDS prevention, services, and care available. To contain the spread and minimize the impact of HIV/AIDS, several global initiatives are making large amounts of financial and medical resources available.

In many developing countries, high HIV rates are over-burdening already fragile health systems. As these health sectors struggle to provide basic health services, they must now also make HIV/AIDS prevention, services, and care available. To contain the spread and minimize the impact of HIV/AIDS, several global initiatives are making large amounts of financial and medical resources available.

"We will expand, scale-up, and cover more districts...but only in partnership with other [non-governmental organizations] NGOs and the public sector." Staff from the East African Development Communication Foundation (EADCF) sit together in their office in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, nodding in agreement as the director reflects on the group's successes and describes how it will build on them to reach more Tanzanians with crucial HIV/AIDS information.Like many organizations in Tanzania, EADCF has struggled to understand not only how to access the millions of dollars promised by international donor

Burdened with the worst AIDS epidemic in the western hemisphere, severe poverty, and political upheaval, Haiti is trying to meet the urgent need for expanded HIV/AIDS services.

Burdened with the worst AIDS epidemic in the western hemisphere, severe poverty, and political upheaval, Haiti is trying to meet the urgent need for expanded HIV/AIDS services.

Born in 1949 in Rangoon, Burma, Dr. San San Min had a childhood of privilege and entitlement. As the daughter of Rangoon's mayor, San San grew up with servants and tutors. However, her parents understood and accepted the civic duties that came with that lifestyle. Her father's open-door policy of actively listening to the needs of the community and her mother's insistence that San San and her siblings assume many household chores gave San San Min a platform to make the professional choices she has made.

Warned that she was ill, we expected to find 50-year-old Salome Kombe in bed and ready to die. Though she is among an older demographic of HIV-infected Tanzanians, Salome is by no means retiring. Surprisingly, she walked to greet us, looking happy and strong. HIV-positive and living in a one-room shack, Salome is unemployed and struggles to care for three grandchildren; ensuring they have enough food is a daily effort. Her neighbors and family offer some support, but are equally poor.

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