Tanzania is positioning to tackle TB in its multisectoral nature to end tb by 2030

Dodoma: On 11th November 2022, Health Promotion Tanzania (HDT), which also serves as the secretariat of the Tanzania Stop TB Partnership, met the Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office responsible for Policies, Parliamentary Affairs and Coordination, Honorable George Simbachawene, the Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office responsible for Labour, Employment, Youth and People with the Disabilities, Hon. Ummy Hamis Nderiananga and the technical team under the Prime Minister Office. Others on the discussion were staff from Tanzania Commission for AIDS (TACAIDS’s), Ministry of Health (MoH) and the AIDS Trust Fund (ATF).

During the meeting, the Consultant from Health Promotion Tanzania Hon. Oscar Mukasa shared the HDT ask which is recognition of TB as a multisectoral challenge that need to be coordinated under the Prime Minister’s office and consequently amendment of the AIDS Trust Fund Act of 2015 to include TB Epidemic.


There was a consensus on amendment of the AIDS Trust Fund Act for reason that it will help raise more money. It was also commented that integrating TB and HIV will help reduce TB infections by increasing response from village/hamlet committees. It was also suggested that there should be consultation with the ATF stakeholders to consolidate the proposal.  Finally, HDT was asked to develop a paper that will clarify the rationale and make recommendations on how the TB epidemic can be integrated into the Prime Minister Office (PMO) coordination framework.


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