Impact case study: Exchange with the national PrEP demonstration project. MITU, Mwanza, Tanzania


The EMPOWER study offered oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to young women, in combination with a supportive programme to address stigma and gender-based violence. In addition, half of the participants were invited to participate in empowerment clubs. 

The end of the study coincided with a national demonstration project rolling out PrEP in Tanzania through community outreach. Researchers from the Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit, who led the study at the Tanzanian site, are engaging with implementers of the national demonstration project at national and regional level, and have joined the national technical working group which is working towards scaling up delivery of PrEP to key populations across Tanzania. 

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