Bringing patient-focused, community-based, high-quality, and sustainable HIV-AIDS awareness and treatment to rural Africa.


About Highlands Hope Umbrella

Highlands Hope Umbrella is an organization that brings together community, professional, and volunteer networks to address the the challenge of HIV-AIDS and related social problems like the situation of orphans and vulnerable children in the Njombe region of the Southern Highlands of Tanzania. Its members include community-based peer health educators, a professional women’s association focused on the needs of orphans and vulnerable children, and a youth choir and drama team that builds awareness of HIV among young people in the area.

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Our Mission

Highlands Hope Umbrella organizations follow the protocols and support the priorities of Tanzania’s National Aids Control Program (NACP) for patient care in rural settings, though with very limited local resources.

Nevertheless, the efforts of Highlands Hope Umbrella organizations have touched thousands; they are leaders in the struggle for recognition that access to basic health care (including access to health information and to basic social services for patients and for vulnerable children) is a human right.

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Latest News

Highlands Hope Umbrella youth choir KYOFE gets entrepreneurial

KYOFE members receive training in small business development skills at regional workshop.

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New study on leadership and change in Highlands Hope and Njombe

A study of the Highlands Hope Umbrella by Canadian graduate student Ariane Desmarais-Michaud focuses on the relationship between leadership and change in a grassroots organization and how volunteerism can improve health conditions.

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Highlands Hope Umbrella and TANWAT Hospital open new seniors' day centre in Itulike

The benefits of the Umbrella's Seniors Day Centre at the TANWAT Hospital are extended to the village of Itulike, about 30 kilometers from Njombe.

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