Resources – Tanzania

Blogs, publications, reports and other resources associated with our work in Tanzania.

Sustainable Growth and Positive Change for the Iringa Referral Network

Janary 2017  | Tanzania


Iringa Development of Youth, Disabled and Children Care (IDYDC) is an important partner in LIFT II’s referral network in Tanzania. IDYDC offers multiple services to vulnerable populations as well as youth, elders and those with disabilities. Since 2014 IDYDC’s multi-disciplinary approach, which includes financial support, training and health programs have helped more than 100 clients […]

Learning from the Experience of a Referral Network in Rural Tanzania

 | Tanzania

Background The Livelihoods and Food Security Technical Assistance II (LIFT II) project focuses on extending the continuum of care and support for clients accessing HIV and nutrition services by linking them to economic strengthening, livelihood, and food security services to improve overall outcomes. The Mbeya Referral Network (MRN) in rural Tanzania was launched in February […]

Kicking off QI in Tanzania

April 20, 2016  | Tanzania

Quality improvement (QI) is a formal approach to analyze and assess system performance through a continuous and collective process of reviewing the current state of a system, identifying weak points, setting realistic and time-bound aims for improvement, and adopting a set of changes to help bring about improvement. LIFT is incorporating QI concepts from the […]

Learning from LIFT’s experience in Iringa, Tanzania

April 8, 2016  | Tanzania

LIFT has begun a new activity to evaluate the effects and sustainability of the referral networks in the Iringa Region of Tanzania. Building off of the team’s experience conducting the Malawi referral network assessment in the summer of 2015, LIFT is currently implementing similar evaluation tools, focused on assessing both client and the referral network member experiences […]

Equipping partners with skills to combat HIV – one data point at a time

January 22, 2016  | Tanzania

On a sunny Wednesday in November, staff from the PEPFAR-funded LIFT II project met with a team from Afya Women Group (AWG) to review progress in managing the local referral networks. Several data management needs arose as the networks became more established and served increasing numbers of clients. Using a participatory approach, LIFT II helped […]

Equipping Partners with Skills to Combat HIV – One Data Point at a Time

December 2015  | Tanzania

Success Story: Equipping Partners with Skills to Combat HIV – One Data Point at a Time (PDF)

Afya Women Group (AWG) serves as the lead organization that helps to coordinate LIFT-supported referral network activities in Tanzania. A key part of this relationship includes mentoring and capacity building, particularly around ensuring the collection of high quality data. Using a participatory approach, LIFT II helps to solve problems with AWG than for them. To ensure […]

Taking stock in Tanzania

December 11, 2015  | Tanzania

With three referral network sites in Tanzania fully operational, recent activities in country have been focused on training, capacity upgrading and supporting the development of the new quality improvement (QI) work in Mbeya. To improve the way in which LIFT II can collect, analyze and compare referral data, tools are periodically updated to make the […]

Updates from Tanzania: Engagement, improvement, expansion

August 24, 2015  | Tanzania

LIFT’s work in Tanzania is moving forward at a rapid pace. Team members recently traveled to Iringa Town, Mafinga and Kasanga to provide technical assistance for strengthening referral networks, which connect vulnerable households, particularly those affected by HIV, to economic strengthening, livelihoods and food security services available in communities. In Mbeya, LIFT recently held a stakeholder […]

LIFT II, FANTA, and ASSIST to determine the impact of NACS on HIV outcomes in Tanzania

June 23, 2015  | Tanzania

In Tanzania, LIFT II is once again teaming up with FANTA and ASSIST on an exciting new evidence-building activity that will deepen the collective impact of the projects’ work and demonstrate how integrating nutrition assessment, counseling and support (NACS) services into HIV/AIDS care can influence engagement, adherence and retention. Implementation research will take place in […]