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US pleased with Tanzania use of aid

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    Kamundu JF-Expert Member

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    Ni kweli lakini sababu kubwa ni kwamba Pesa ya USA haiendi serikalini kampuni zinazosambaza umeme mfano ni za marekani na pesa ya USA huwezi kuuiba. Pesa ya World Bank ingefanywa hivi tungekuwa na maendeleo makubwa lakini tofauti yake wanapeleka pesa kwa serikali kwanza ili iwalipe watu waliofanya Tender na hao watu hawalipwi mpaka watoe 10% na pesa inachukua hadi miezi sita wakati tayari iko kwenye Budget. Vilevile Wafanyakazi wa World Bank hawanauchungu na pesa za wadhamini na wengi wao ni wezi tu!

    US pleased with Tanzania use of aid



    Alfonso Lenhardt

    In recognition and acknowledgement of the life saving utilisation of disbursed funds, the American ambassador to Tanzania, Alfonso Lenhardt has expressed approval and satisfaction particularly to the employment of afforded resources towards improving the lives of many Tanzanians especially persons living with HIV (PLHIV).

    The Ambassador made the remarks recently as he inaugurated the Allamano Centre in Iringa which has been renovated by TUNAJALI HIV Care, Treatment and Support programme with the generous support from the American people through the U.S President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and USAID. TUNAJALI is implemented by Deloitte Consulting Services with its technical partner, Christian Social Services Commission.

    "I have been touched and I have witnessed the impact of our programmes in saving and changing lives of Tanzanians…" he acknowledged.

    The renovation has enabled the clinic to provide all HIV- related services under one roof. Services offered at this Centre include voluntary counseling and testing, care and treatment clinic, home based care, psychosocial support, legal aid, spiritual support and income generation for self-reliance.

    "Today's renovation marks a very exciting milestone for Allamano to continue their critical support in Iringa. I want to especially thank Sister Mikela, the Director of the Health Centre, and our U.S Government partner Deloitte…" said the ambassador.

    When talking with PLHIV, he was touched by their empowering testimonials. They told the Ambassador how helpless they were before joining Income Generating Activities (IGA) and the Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) scheme at Allamano.

    He then launched the TUNAJALI initiative which will allow treatment to PLHIV is resumed for it had discontinued and the renovation has been described as ‘timely'. The rallying slogan for the initiative is ‘TUNAJALI Afya Yako, Rejea Kwenye Tiba' meaning "We care for your health, Get back to treatment'.

    Launching the initiative the Ambassador had some advice to the practitioners, observing that "…it is critical to not only initiate patients on treatment but to retain them. This attrition rate is of concern for the health and wellbeing of individual patients because their conditions will get worse pre-maturely…"

    Available services data indicates that the TUNAJALI Program in partnership with local implementing partners in Iringa (Councils, Civil Society Organisations and Mission and Private hospitals) have recruited a total of 64,539 PLHIV into Antiretroviral (ATR) services since January 2005. However, currently only 41,173 are still using ARVs, thus about 23,366 have gone missing.

    He therefore echoed the initiative's messages by telling Tanzanians, "Get tested, if infected and eligible get treatment early and if you have discontinued treatment for any reason get back to care."

    The TUNAJALI Chief of Party, Dr Gottlieb Mpangile, said PLHIV on ART are expected to take their drugs daily and failure to do that is detrimental to the individual's health and the nation at large because it creates the opportunity of new viral strains that are resistant to affordable ARVs.

    TUNAJALI II supports the provision of sustainable quality comprehensive and integrated HIV prevention, care, treatment and support services in all districts of Iringa, Njombe, Morogoro, Dodoma, and Singida regions.




    SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN
     
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    Cynic JF-Expert Member

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    Ombeni sana Bw. Mitt ashindwe uchaguzi! Ana mawazo hasi mno kuhusu misaada, inawezekana akazifutilia mbali
     
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    huyu balozi anajua kua kuna ARV za kuchakachua zimejaa kila mahali hapa nchini?
     
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