Mission & Vision


The National AIDS Control Program (NACP) is a Program under the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH & SW) in Tanzania which was established in 1988. Currently NACP is located under Directorate of Preventive Services of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) despite the fact that its activities cut across various departments of the Ministry. At the national level NACP is a vertical program with 7 Units i.e. Program Management, Information, Education & Communication (IEC), Counseling and Social Support, Laboratory, Clinical and STD Control, Epidemiology and Research Coordination, and Care and Treatment.

  • Support of Prevention & Care interventions (Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD), HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC), Home based Care (HBC), Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) Blood safety and Laboratory Services)
  • Surveillance & Research
  • Technical support to other sectors
  • Health Education & IEC materials development
  • Commodity ad supplies distribution

An HIV-free society where new infections are halted and people living with HIV or affected by HIV and AIDS receive quality services and support.


To provide a results-oriented framework to lead and guide the decentralized health sector HIV response in the intensification, optimisation and scaling up of quality evidence-based interventions for HIV prevention, care, treatment and support services for PLHIV to facilitate the attainment of the “triple 90” targets in Tanzania.

  • The goal of the HSHSP IV is to increase coverage of HIV and AIDS services in the general population and sub-populations to ensure that by 2020.
  • There will be universal access to combination prevention services designed to reduce new HIV infections, HIV-related mortality, stigma and discrimination
  • 90% of people living with HIV will know their status
  • 90% of all people diagnosed with HIV are enrolled, followed up and receive timely and efficacious HAART
  • 90% of all people receiving ART will attain sustainable viral suppression
  • The capacity of the health system is strengthened to support quality HIV and AIDS interventions and foster integration within the health sector