Current Projects


Community Concern of Orphans and Development Association (COCODA) has received a sub award agreement from T-MARC Tanzania to implement USAID Tulonge Afya Project in 13 wards in Njombe Town council of the United Republic of Tanzania. The overall goal of this project is to improve the health status by transforming socio-cultural norms and supporting the adoption of healthier behaviors in order to achieve the following results:

  1. Result 1: Improved ability of individuals to practice healthy behaviors
  2. Result 2: Strengthened community support for health behaviors
  3. Result 3: Improved systems for coordination and implementation of SBCC interventions

Our integrated approach blends best practices from behavioral health sciences to address the complex individual-to-societal interplay that encourages change. USAID Tulonge Afya uses participatory, evidence-based, and theory-informed approaches. Through this, the project 1) addresses norms and inequities that drive poor health; 2) advance health while promoting rights; 3) use data better to support regional needs; 4) harmonize messages and media; 5) strengthen institutional capacity to manage and deliver high quality SBC; and 6) facilitate coordination to maximize SBCC impact and efficiencies.


USAID Kizazi Kipya is a five-year USAID/PEPFAR-funded project that aim to enable orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) age 0-18 and young people age 18-19 to access comprehensive HIV-related services and other services for improved health, nutrition, education, protection, livelihoods, and psychosocial well-being.

USAID- Kizazi Kipya aims to enable more Tanzanian Orphans and Vulnerable (OVC) children, adolescents and young people orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV and other adversities to use age appropriate HIV and AIDS related and other services for improved care health, nutrition, education, protection, live hoods and psycho-social wellbeing

Target population

The program targets Orphan and Vulnerable children (OVC) who are under 18 years and youth who are above 18.


COCODA is being sub-granted by PACT to implement USAID-Kizazi Kipya Project activities in Njombe Town Council. In Njombe Town Council, the program is actively implemented in 13 wards, 44 streets and 28 Villages. Such those Wards are; Njombe Mjini, Ramadhani, Mji Mwema, Ihanga, Yakobi, Kifanya, Uwemba, Matola, Lugenge, Iwungilo, Utalingoro, Luponde, and Makowo. Whereby; in Njombe District Council, USAID KIZAZI KIPYA project is currently covering a total number of 12 Wards and 45 Villages, such that Wards are; Igongolo, Ikuna, Kichiwa, Kidegembye, Lupembe, Mahongole, Matembwe, Mfriga, Idamba, Ukalawa, Ikondo and Mtwango. Also USAID KizaziKipya Project is implemented in Makambako Town Council 2 Wards Lyamkena and Mahongole and 9 Villages.

Project Implementation strategy

USAID KIZAZI Kipya Project works with; 255 volunteers namely CCWs where Male 109 and FEMALE 149 and Njombe TC Male 110 and Female 148. Various services including direct services which provided by CCWs/PSW themselves such that services are PSS, nutritional assessment through MUAC TAPE as well as child care and parenting education, also indirect services (only services which CCW/PSW are not capable to provide) are provided by linking beneficiaries to other service providers where the services can be available according to the need of beneficiary.

USAID KIZAZI KIPYA Project aiming to improve and strengthening its beneficiary's financial capacity by advising them to form and join VSLG groups formed in the project so that to ensure 60 to 80 percentage of the members are the beneficiaries of the project. Not only that but also COCODA worked with National Peer Educator to ensure that beneficiaries children are reached by USAID KIZAZI KIPYA services by forming different teen clubs in the community.


Sauti project is five years comprehensive HIV prevention project targeting Key venerable population (KVP's) funded by USAID through PEFAR fund. It is managed by JHPIEGO in partnership with Pact, engender health and NIMR. It is implemented through three key interventions that is:-

  1. Biomedical intervention
  2. Social Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC)
  3. Structural intervention

The project targeted the following Key venerable population:-

  1. Female sex workers (FSW)
  2. Venerable Adolescents Girls and Young Women aged between 15 to 24 (vAGYW)
  3. Partners of Female Sex workers (PFSW)
  4. People With High risk (PWHR)

Sauti Anticipated results:-

  1. Increase and timely use of FP prevention and FP services
  2. Improve positive behaviours and social norms at the individual and community level
  3. Increase sustainable comprehensive HIV interventions services to KVP’s

Project contribution to the Tanzania community
Is to improve health status of all Tanzanians though a sustainable reduction in new HIV infection in support of the GT commitment to HIV prevention
Sauti project is currently operating in 14 regions with 51 councils where by it works with 20 Civil Society organisation country wise. Where by COCODA implement Sauti project under Social Behaviour Change Communication intervention covering all six councils with total of 72 wards in the regional. These councils are Njombe TC, Njombe DC, Makambako TC, Wanging'ombe DC, Ludewa DC and Makete DC. The activities that are implemented in these districts under COCODA are all indicators which are under Social Behavioural and Communication Change (SBCC) which are SBCC classes for both AGYW, FSW. And demand creation for people who will not be reached through SBCC classes to be able to access the biomedical services


AGYW who graduated SBCC education at Isupilo village Mdandu ward showing their TOM shoes on 16th April 2018

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