Earlier this month, Alfonso Lenhardt, U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania, and Ramadhan Khijjah, Permanent Secretary for the Tanzanian Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, signed the "Five-Year Partnership Framework in Support of the Tanzanian National Response to HIV/AIDS 2009-2013."
This Partnership Framework outlines the future of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in Tanzania with the goal of reducing new HIV infections while maintaining ongoing activities aimed at improving the quality of treatment and care, and mitigating the impact of HIV/ AIDS on individuals and households.
During the signing, Ambassador Lenhardt underscored the strong and growing relationship between Tanzania and the United States.
"We are confident that the deepened relationship between our two governments will sustain us as we move forward in implementing the Partnership Framework for Tanzania's families and communities...The Tanzania Partnership Framework is about working hand in hand to improve lives, support families and communities, and building strong health systems," said Ambassador Lenhardt.
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