The Geita Gold Mine Kilimanjaro HIV/AIDS Challenge was started in 2002 by AngloGold Ashanti at its operation in Geita, Tanzania.
Since the humble beginnings of our first expedition in 2002, the number of recorded new infections in Tanzania has more than halved. The improvement of infrastructure and service delivery in the detection, treatment and counseling of infected people and their communities through the application of the funds to various beneficiaries has played a major role in our commitment to “getting to three zeros”. Zero new infections. Zero discrimination. Zero HIV/AIDS related deaths.
The impact of HIV/AIDS on Tanzania’s population has been devastating with many frail elders being left to care for young children following the death of the parents because of this disease. Often these families do not have the means to
support these children with many being left without food, water or care.
The Geita Gold Mine Kilimanjaro HIV/AIDS Challenge has brought hope where there was none before. The building of orphanages, schools, clinics, counseling centers and refurbishing existing local and regional medical facilities has helped many communities across Tanzania to rebuild and flourish.
In 2014, a partnership was formed with TACAIDS, the Tanzania Commission for Aids, the government department that drives HIV/AIDS awareness and treatment in Tanzania.
Tanzanite Source has always played part in these charities and always provide additional support which is critical to making a real difference in halting it altogether.
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