Country Focus: Tanzania
ISHI was a behavior change communication campaign directed to Tanzanian youth to help them understand the risks associated with HIV/AIDS and to help them learn ways to protect themselves. The overall campaign objective was to increase the number of young men and women who believe they are at personal risk of contracting HIV/AIDS and to motivate them to adopt protective behaviors. The key message for ISHI phase II was “You cannot tell by knowing."
In 1999 Femina Hip was set up as a civil society organization in Tanzania to foster healthy lifestyles by educating and connecting young people around sexual and reproductive health and rights as well as HIV/AIDS prevention at a precarious time of the epidemic.
The Tanzania Capacity and Communication Project (TCCP) was a 5-year (2010-2016), USAID-funded project led by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) in collaboration with Media for Development International (MFDI), CARE Tanzania, and the Tanzania Communication and Development Center (TCDC).
Launched in 2008, the Communication and Malaria Initiative in Tanzania (COMMIT) wa a five-year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI). The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs (CCP) led COMMIT in partnership with Jhpiego, Population Services International (PSI), the Research Triangle Institute (RTI), PMI, and the Tanzania Ministry of Health and National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP).
Kuwa Mjanja ("Be Smart") is a girl-powered call to action that seeks to reframe the narrative about girls, and contraception, in Tanzania. It delivers entrepreneurial skills and contraceptive counseling sessions— tailored to and branded for the unique needs of the girls we serve. Across disciplines and in partnership with girls, Kuwa Mjanja supports girls aged 15-19 to explore the role contraception plays in helping them achieve their life dreams, today. The project is managed by FHI360.