CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News UpdateTANZANIA: HIV/AIDS Clinic Opens in Arusha
December 10, 2012
In collaboration with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) and supported by the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has built a new HIV care and treatment clinic (CTC) at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Arusha, Tanzania. Speaking at the facility’s inauguration, CDC representative Gloria Munthali said the clinic is set to benefit thousands who are receiving antiretroviral drugs at the St. Elizabeth hospital CTC. EGPAF Regional Program Manager Dr. Andrew Gwaja states that as of September of this year 4,657 HIV patients were enrolled in the program, with 502 being under the age of 14. According to Munthali, with the assistance of PEPFAR and organizations such as EGPAF, over 160 CTCs have been opened across Tanzania.