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

The vision for the next five years from 2008 to 2012for the Health Sector HIV/AIDS strategic plan- II is to have “A country united in the efforts to reduce the spread of HIV and to provide the best available care for those infected and affected by the virus”.


Working in partnership with other public sectors, private sectors, civil society and communities to play a leading role in the prevention of further spread of HIV and AIDS and mitigate its impact by providing essential interventions and quality care.

  • To scale up the Health Sector response to HIV and AIDS and strengthen the health system capacity to support HIV/AIDS interventions.
  • To promote access and utilization of affordable and essential interventions and commodities for HIV and AIDS, and
  • To improve the quality of HIV and AIDS interventions to the general public, PLHIV, health care providers and other vulnerable populations


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