The Roads to a Healthy Future (ROADS II) project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and managed by FHI 360, focuses on extending HIV/AIDS and other health services to mobile populations and communities along major transport corridors.
In Tanzania, ROADS II works to prevent HIV transmission and mitigate its impact by extending HIV prevention, care and support services — as well as family planning, reproductive health, and maternal and child health services — to underserved and key populations and by building the capacity of local organizations to address health issues through locally tailored solutions.
ROADS II utilizes an innovative community organizing approach, the “cluster model,” to bring together local leaders for collective planning and implementation. Through this strategy, ROADS II in Tanzania has built the capacity of 29 clusters and two unions in seven sites, which includes 278 local associations and more than 16,309 individuals. The cluster model fosters genuine stakeholder ownership conducive for long-term sustainability and encourages gender equity in program leadership (52 percent of the leaders are women).
In Tanzania, ROADS II also partners with the Ministry of Health, the Tanzania AIDS Commission, regional and district partners, faith-based organizations and health facilities to implement localized programming on HIV prevention across the country. These programs focus on preventing and mitigating HIV/AIDS among construction workers and other populations that are directly affected by a specific construction project — food vendors, commercial sex workers, in- and-out-of-school youth, and bar and lodge workers.
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