HIV in East Africa
HIV is one of the leading causes of death in East Africa. With a lack of medical doctors and hospitals, especially in rural areas, many people visit their local Traditional Healer for help.
Million Tanzanians are living with HIV
Of people with HIV are not taking anti retro-viral therapy (ART)
Tanzanians die from an AIDS related illness annually
Children are orphaned due to parents or caregivers dying of AIDS
We offer safe, effective medication derived from traditional medicine so that people can treat their disease. Our method is convenient, discreet and sustainable. The treatment is locally produced, ensuring availability and decreasing dependency on foreign countries for medication. We work with healers and health care workers to get the medication to where it is needed and the treatment is available outside of the hospital system. This allows patients to be seen and treated while respecting the privacy of their HIV status.
Our treatment does not replace antiretroviral therapy. It bridges the gaps in adherence by giving people an alternative when they cannot access Western medication. Having an alternative treatment gives people hope that they can control the disease and maintain their health. Asili Research Alliance works with government research facilities and hospitals to ensure the treatment is safe and effective. We partner with the HIV community in Tanzania to deliver service that is needed, requested, and has a great impact.