Assessment of Referral Activities in Iringa, Tanzania from 2014 to 2016

December 2016  | Tanzania  | Clinton Sears | Project Director, Diana Rutherford | Researcher, Lilian Tarimo | Tanzania Country Coordinator , Mandy Swann | Health Specialist , Meredith Cann | Program Officer, Nsajigwa Richard | Site Coordinator , Samuel Mayinoti | Regional Technical Advisor & Zach Andersson | M&E Specialist

LIFT II Assessment of Referral Activities in Iringa, Tanzania from 2014 to 2016 (PDF)

LIFT II has been actively engaged in Tanzania since 2014. Working with health facility staff and existing community service providers, LIFT has supported establishment of bi-directional RNs that link HIV-positive clients to economic strengthening, livelihood and food security (ES/L/FS) services as part of Nutrition Assessment, Counseling and Support (NACS) in Iringa Region, Tanzania. Quantitative and qualitative data was obtained by a team of trained, local data collectors using a series of LIFT-developed tools.  The goal of this assessment, which took place during March and April 2016, was to examine how clinic-to-community referral approaches used by stakeholders across three RN sites in Iringa Region may have affected the health and livelihoods of vulnerable households, particularly those supporting people living with HIV (PLHIV).