November 27, 2023
Maurice is one of many who have benefited from PEPFAR’s promise to deliver quality healthcare in remote communities through a mobile clinic outreach program. Before the mobile clinic, members of Maurice’s community would have to travel to Tanzania by foot - an eight-day journey in territory inhabited by wild animals and warring clans, to receive health services. “Some people would die there, and it was hard,” Maurice says.
Today, Maurice and his boma (village) are able to receive health services directly in their community. “This mobile clinic, the integrated program, and education through health talks is a great help for the Masai community,” says Maurice. “On behalf of our Olboma community and village, we are so happy about and grateful for this PEPFAR initiative. The mobile clinic has brought services to our boma that we would not have access to otherwise, and it is a godsend opportunity for us.”
HJFMRI implements high-impact, comprehensive HIV prevention and treatment programs under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief in collaboration with the U.S. Military HIV Research Program at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.