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.@EngenderHealth supports the efforts towards addressing barriers to health services for adolescents & young people for achieving Universal Health Care #UHC #ICASA2019Rwanda #ICASA

#Tanzania Deputy Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly, & Children, @DocFaustine, shared progress made in increasing access to health services for young people, one of them being lowering age of consent for #HIV testing from 18 to 15 years.
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Delighted to have @DocFaustine, Deputy Minister for Health #Tanzania, stop by our poster on, "Approaches to Reaching Men with HIV Services”. He emphasized a comprehensive approach for male-friendly health services. #ICASA2019Rwanda
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We are excited to be present and participate in the Global Health Landscape Symposium hosted by @GlobalHealthOrg to discuss how we can #DemocratizeGlobalHealth!
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- Investir dans la recherche pour accélérer l’ #innovation
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- Renforcer la Coordination des interventions et acteurs
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Every time a woman speaks up about her experience of sexual violence and she’s not believed, rape culture flourishes. Every time you hear a survivor’s story: 1-Listen. 2-Believe. 3-Support. https://t.co/FG2M7sWbdk #orangetheworld #GenerationEquality

Great session! One takeaway from Maria Bakaroudis of @UNFPA_ESARO: Training and supportive supervision of healthcare providers on rights and needs of people with disabilities is key for provision of respectful care & inclusive health services #ICASA2019Rwanda #ICASA2019

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The CHAMPION Project

The CHAMPION Project was an innovative six-year initiative (2008-2014) to increase men’s positive involvement in preventing the spread of HIV in Tanzania. Supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development through the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the project took a holistic approach to HIV prevention and addresses the underlying gender issues that drive HIV transmission.

Because of power imbalances in sexual relationships, women are particularly vulnerable to HIV infection. More than half of the 1.4 million people living with HIV in Tanzania are women. To lessen the impact of HIV on women and to improve the health of both women and men, gender-related behavior and roles need to be addressed. CHAMPION worked closely with the Government of Tanzania, local partners, and communities across Tanzania to reduce men’s high-risk sexual behaviors by:

  • Reducing men’s high-risk behaviors
  • Promoting fidelity and a reduction in the number of sexual partners
  • Eliminating gender-based violence
  • Increasing men’s participation in health services

CHAMPION built on EngenderHealth’s Men As Partners® and HIV programs and involved collaboration with FHI 360 and diverse local partners, including the Tanzania Commission for AIDS, the National Muslim Council of Tanzania, and soccer clubs.

Key Project Achievements

Over the life of the project, CHAMPION reached over 345,000 individuals with HIV and reproductive health interventions, and over 260,000 individuals with gender-based violence prevention interventions.

CHAMPION’s programming principles, strategic approach, and utilization of best practices provided the foundation for effective programs that contributed to the achievement of the project’s goal. These achievements have been highlighted in 16 project briefs, available below as PDF files.

  1. Channeling Men’s Positive Involvement in the National HIV/AIDS Response in Tanzania: An Overview of the CHAMPION Project (1.1 MB)
  2. Engaging Men As Partners® in Health: Promoting Equitable Gender Norms through Male Engagement in Tanzania (1.4 MB)
  3. CoupleConnect: A Gender-Transformative Approach to HIV Prevention for Tanzanian Couples (1.8 MB)
  4. Empowering Communities to Lead: Strengthening Community Capacity to Challenge Gender Norms, Reduce HIV Risk, and Improve Reproductive Health in Tanzania (2.9 MB)
  5. Community Matters: Fostering Community-Level Champions in Addressing HIV and Gender-Based Violence in Tanzania (2.2 MB)
  6. Vunja Ukimya, Zungumza na Mwenzio: A Mass Media Campaign to Motivate Couples to Communicate Effectively for HIV-Free Households (1.6 MB)
  7. Healthy Men, Healthy Families: Promoting Positive Health-Seeking Behavior among Men through Male-Friendly Health Services (1.4 MB)
  8. CHAMPION@Work for Tanzania: A Comprehensive, Gender-Transformative Approach to Preventing HIV through the World of Work (1.6 MB)
  9. CHAMPION@Work for the Millennium Challenge Account —Tanzania: Expanding Workplace HIV Interventions to Mobile Workers (2.9 MB)
  10. Tanzania Works: Advocacy Recommendations for Stronger Gender-Responsive Workplace HIV and AIDS Policies (2.7 MB)
  11. Prevention through Partnership: The Tripartite Plus Forum for HIV and AIDS and the World of Work in Tanzania (2.8 MB)
  12. MenEngage Tanzania: Building a Community of Practice for Engaging Men in Health and Gender Equity (2.7 MB)
  13. Advancing Tanzania’s National HIV and AIDS Agenda: Advocacy Approaches to Mainstreaming Gender in HIV-Related Laws and Policies (2.4 MB)
  14. Championing Gender Equality: The CHAMPION Project’s Gender-Based Violence Prevention Interventions (2.7 MB)
  15. Kuwa Mfano wa Kuigwa (Be a Role Model): A Gender-Transformative Campaign to Reduce Social Acceptance of Intimate Partner Violence (1.3 MB)
  16. Breaking Barriers, Creating Pathways: Understanding Help-Seeking among Survivors of Gender-Based Violence in Tanzania (1.5 MB)

In 2013, CHAMPION’s campaign against gender-based violence received the prestigious Avon Global Communications Award.

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