This Policy provides a framework for HIV/AIDS and Non communicable diseases (NCDs)
interventions at the University of Dar es Salaam focusing on protecting the UDSM
community members from HIV infection, promoting healthy life style to prevent NCDs
and mitigate the impact of AIDS and NCDs.
The first UDSM HIV and AIDS Policy was formulated in June 2006, almost fourteen
years ago. This Policy effectively committed the UDSM management and community in
general to the fight against the AIDS pandemic. There have been many developments
in the AIDS pandemic since the UDSM HIV and AIDS Policy was first formulated.
Furthermore, in recent years, cases of NCDs have been increasing at an alarming rate
and the government has directed that they should also be addressed alongside HIV and
AIDS. The review of the UDSM HIV and AIDS policy is, therefore, to include NCDs as
part of the Policy.
Against this background, the university management appointed a team to review the
UDSM HIV and AIDS policy. The policy revision process entailed review of key
documents and consultations with a broad range of stakeholders within the University
of Dar es Salaam. The stakeholders included the University management, staff and
On behalf of the University, I wish to thank all stakeholders for their valuable
contributions during the revision of the policy. Furthermore, I would like to take this
opportunity to request the University Council, management, staff and students as well
as the Government, development partners and all well-wishers to generously extend
their material and moral support during the implementation of the policy.
Prof. William A. L. Anangisye Dar es Salaam
Vice - Chancellor, University of Dar es Salaam July 2020
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