Family-Centered Care: About 9 months ago, PASADA decided to initiate a pilot project focused on the family-centered approach to care for targeted groups of particularly vulnerable clients. The pilot group is composed of young teenage HIV+ clients in particularly fragile physical, psychological and social situations. This approach brings the client, an interdisciplinary team of professionals and family members all together to collaborate in achieving the client’s wellbeing and to establish goals of care. So far, the project has given encouraging results and will be evaluated at the end of the first year and scaled up.
Strong, active promotion of HIV testing: If people do not know their HIV status, they cannot access care and treatment. Currently in Tanzania, not enough people have been enrolled in the ART program, mainly because not enough people are testing. PASADA’s 2008 – 2012 strategic plan also focuses on strong and active promotion of HIV testing.
Integrating marginalized groups: (alcoholics, criminals, drug abusers etc.) into life skills programmes: aiming at reintegrating them into their communities as agents of change. This project is linked to programmes for Orphans and Vulnerable Children, particularly looking at teenagers on the borderline of risky behavior.