The effective implementation of the community HIV response has been supported by different development donors including UNAIDS, and World Bank. The technical and financial supported assist in building the capacity and improve the capacity and participation of community members in Unguja and Pemba in participating in HIV National Response. At community level different approaches is used to facilitate effective participation e.g. through COMATAA approach, (Community Mapping, and Theater Against AIDS) and Community Capacity Enhancement CCE. More than 50 communities were supported. The effectiveness of community response was very well seen through the support from TMAP, which was a multisectoral project. (The Tanzania Multi-sectoral AIDS Project-TMAP) effectively started on 2004 to 2010. The project has the component of Community AIDS Response Fund (CARF); this component focused on social mobilization and community level response to HIV/AIDS. This includes Shehia and CSOs. The implementation of this project was done through Tanzania Social Action fund (TASAF) for the case of community sub projects and TANESA for CSOs.
Currently, the community response has been scaled up by supporting HIV and AIDS community sub projects through TASAF up to 155 HIV sub projects in Unguja and 101 in Pemba.
51% of the sub projects were directed to HIV Prevention, 37.6% supported income generating activities for women, youth, orphans and PLHAs, and 11.4% sub projects supported school materials for OMVCs and HBC for PLHAs.
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