Tanzania: PEPFAR Presents Motorcycles to the Tanzania Red Cross Society (October 2006)

Tutunzane, a Tanzanian home-based care (HBC) program, will benefit from the donation of two new motorcycles to the Tanzania Red Cross Society (TRCS).

The motorcycles will allow district coordinators to continue efforts to scale-up home based care services in the Kilimanjaro and Tanga regions.

The U.S. Government working through the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (Emergency Plan/PEPFAR) presented the motorcycles during a ceremony at the TRCS offices in Upanga, Tanzania on Sept. 14, 2006. The motorcycles are valued at $12,900.

Motorcycles allow healthcare workers to reach people in their regions who otherwise might not have access to treatment. HBC services promote positive living for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS and serve as an entry point for antiretroviral treatment.

HBC programs supported by the U.S. Government have been working in Dar es Salaam and Arusha, Tanzania to ensure patients identified with chronic illnesses like HIV/AIDS receive quality care and treatment.

The increased need for HBC services throughout Tanzania caused Tutunzane to expand services to the Kilimanjaro and Tanga regions.

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