AIDS Trust Fund (ATF) established under Tanzania Commission for AIDS (TACAIDS) Act No. 22 of 2001 with amendments No. 6 of 2015. ATF established to strengthening HIV and AIDS domestic resources by increase government contribution to HIV national response as well as private sectors. ATF resources cannot be used for any purpose other than to support national HIV response, include to support People Living with HIV (PLHIV), strengthening HIV prevention, care and treatment services.
Amended Act stipulates that ATF will be managed by the Executive Director of TACAIDS and will be advised by a Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees will be comprised of the following members appointed by the Prime Minister of United Republic of Tanzania (URT)
The following guiding principles represent the values that the ATF aims to exhibit and form the basis for how the ATF will operate and be evaluated:
To engage stakeholders at the local, regional and international levels to provide human, social, technological and financial resources in supporting comprehensive HIV&AIDS interventions in Tanzania according to the national priorities
To mobilize resources for the HIV and AIDS that can lead to greater sustainability of the National Response
To support national HIV response, include to support People Living with HIV (PLHIV)
To strengthen HIV prevention, care and treatment services.