About 177,000 Tanzanians contracted HIV last year, according to the Tanzania Commission for Aids (TACAIDS). Seven per cent of all persons aged 15 to 49 on the Mainland were infected. This made Tanzania among the 12 worst affected countries in the world,
The country has been hailed however as a success story in its harmonisation of HIV/Aids and poverty reduction strategies. The accolades were given by the World Bank Institute (WBI) during a video conference
in Washington DC which was viewed at the Institute of Finance Management (IFM)’s Global Development Learning Center in Dar es
Salaam. Dr. Joseph Annan of the UNDP commended the role played by TACAIDS in the management of donor funds in poverty eradication.

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