Take a Tour of Vitu Newala

Article Date

02 April 2012

Media Contact

Anne McPherson

Vice President, Global Communications email [email protected]

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and its Tanzania-based partner, Taasisi ya Maendeleo Shirikishi Arusha (TAMASHA), are profiled on the ViiV Healthcare Effect website for the project “Vitu Newala” or “Newala Youth Can.” The website features a “tour” of the project, which worked with communities in the remote Newala district of Tanzania to understand the needs of adolescent girls and address their vulnerabilities to HIV. The tour includes an in-depth summary of the project as well as video interviews with ICRW’s Jennifer McCleary-Sills and TAMASHA’s Richard Mabala and Annagrace Rwehumbiza.

Vitu Newala was funded by ViiV Healthcare, a pharmaceutical company that focuses solely on HIV. Through its Positive Action program, ViiV Healthcare works with communities most vulnerable to HIV disease with projects ranging from education, prevention, care and treatment.