WELCOME TO TANZANIA HEALTH PROMOTION SUPPORT
Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS) is a Tanzanian non-governmental organization (NGO) that supports the government of Tanzania, through the Ministries of Health and Social Welfare in mainland and Zanzibar, to deliver comprehensive HIV prevention, care, and treatment services. THPS’s core focus is on strengthening the national health system, and specifically the structures responsible for budgeting, planning, implementing, and monitoring health and social services.
THPS was formed in 2011 as part of the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) five-year strategy, which called for PEPFAR-funded HIV activities to transition from international organizations engaged in an emergency response to the epidemic, to indigenous partners leading sustainable country programs. THPS transitioned from ICAP – Columbia University and from October 2013 THPS become a direct recipient of USG funding after winning a funding opportunity announcement. This is a five years PEPFAR funded program (2013-18) aimed at providing comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment services in Pwani, Mtwara, Kigoma regions and Zanzibar.
Additionally THPS is engaged in operational research in maternal and neonatal health through a collaborative effort with Columbia University and Ifakara Health Institute (IHI); and through a PEPFAR interagency four years project on an impact evaluation on the use of Non-Clinical Health Workers as a strategic response to the shortage of health workforce in HIV/AIDS in Tanzania.