Tanzania , like other sub-Saharan countries, continues to be deeply affected by HIV and AIDS. The epidemic poses a threat to the country’s economic and social development and has exacerbated the vulnerability of most children, their households, and communities. A rapid increase in the number of MVC in the country has necessitated development of workable interventions for scaling up protection, care, and support—that is, the NCPA.
The NCPA will serve as a reference tool for government and stakeholders in their efforts to improve the lives of MVC and promote the rights of children. The thrust of the plan is to develop and implement safety net systems that will deliver multifaceted care and support at the household level. It puts forward a concrete work schedule, specifying stakeholder’s responsibilities and providing a clear framework for the continuation, improvement, and scaling up of OVC interventions. Periodic monitoring and evaluation exercises will guide the quality and effectiveness of the response.