HIV/AIDS Project in Tanzania Wins the 2014 Resolve Award

Restless Development

The "Mabinti Tushike Hatamu!" (Girls Let's be Leaders) project in Tanzania, which focuses on HIV prevention and eradication of girl’s vulnerability to HIV, pregnancy and violence, recently won the highly competitive Resolve Award, for its innovative approach of improving reproductive health in Tanzania.

In Eastern & Southern African countries, girls and young women between the ages of 15 and 24 are 2 to 4 times more likely to be infected with HIV than males of the same age. Multiple factors ranging from social, economic, biological and behavioral have contributed to high increase of new infections among young girls. Thus there is a great need of innovative approache to target young girls that are at risk or vulnerable with interventions for HIV preventions as well as addressing sexuality needs and reproductive health related problems.

Unicef and Tanzania Commission for AIDS (TACAIDS) worked together with Restless Development to develop a framework model for addressing the three critical challenges to girl’s well-being which are HIV/AIDS; unwanted pregnancy and violence. From this partnership the "Mabinti Tushike Hatamu!"