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

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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

More reflections on the Makete YPHE training event.

YPHE trainer Seth Mbuna prepared this account of the recent training event in Makete District in the Kipengere Mountains, in one of the more remote areas of Njombe Region.

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NJOMBE REGIONAL GOVERNMENT AUTHORITY HAS RECOGNIZED YPHE PROGRAM TO BE ONE OF THE ACADEMIC AREAS WHOSE IMPLEMENTERS DESERVE RECOGNITION AND SUPPORT

Ten regional academic achievement awards are given to Highlands Hope Umbrella's Youth Peer Health Educator team, including the special award to Sarafina as youth ambassador from Njombe, as a way to encourage all stakeholders in YPHE program to keep on with their efforts.

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YPHE PROGRAM HIGHLY NEEDED IN MAKETE DISTRICT

Highlands Hope Umbrella's team of trainers, when they were in Makete they came up with a voice that "Yphe program is highly needed in Makete". Kelvin Mwinuka was one of the YPHE trainers who stayed all days in Makete and this is his story:

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