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Tanzania, the largest country in East Africa, bears a large share of the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. According to UNAIDS 2006 Report of the Global AIDS Epiemic, an estimated 1.4 million people (6.5% of adults) were living with HIV in 2005. Life expectancy is 44 years and falling, while the infant mortality rate is 99 per 1,000 and rising. These phenomena are largely attributable to a national HIV/AIDS infection rate. Additionally, USAID has calculated that by the year 2010, without intervention, there will be approximately 1.8 million AIDS orphans in Tanzania.
Tanzania is one of the US President's Emergency Plan Emergence Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) 15 focus countries receiving support comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care programs. (read 2008 Tanzania report ). In July 2012 USAID issued a HIV/AIDS Health Profile for Tanzania, the overall prevalence among adults decreased from 7.1 percent in 2001 to 5.6 percent in 2009. Read full report.
Currently Johns Hopkins Infectious Disease Grand Rounds are recorded and archived for viewing. Our future plans include distance education courses to meet the specific needs of clinicians in Tanzania. Health workers from Tanzania are also tuning in to the bi-weekly HIV Clinical Care Discussions.