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AJAAT is an Association of Journalists Against Aids in Tanzania formed by journalists concerned with the unabated spread of HIV/AIDS in the country. It combines efforts of journalists who seek to sharpen their journalistic expertise and knowledge on HIV/AIDS and to ultimately conquer the war against the virus as well as social, economical and political factors that feed it. AJAAT is registered by the Registrar of Societies in the Ministry of Home Affairs as an NGO and was issued with a Certificate of Registration, SO.NO 11872 on 24th March, 2003. Objectives and Aims

The association has the priority objectives and aims of:-

Stepping up through writing (Newspapers/Newsletters) and speaking (Radio, TV programmes) the already existing campaign for people to asbtain from wanton and unsafe sex.

Engaging public to public dialogue on issues pertaining to HIV/AIDS starting from community levels.

Campaigning for availability of care, treatment and support of people living with or affected with HIV and AIDS.

Concerning itself with concerted journalistic efforts to ensure behavioral change in order to contain the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Playing a networking role to bring together journalists aspiring to join a worldwide campaign against HIV/AIDS.

Promoting a professional debate on matters related to HIV/AIDS pandemic.

Working and supplementing through dissemination, publicity and advocacy efforts by such organizations and institutions like the Tanzania Commission for AIDS (TACAIDS), National AIDS Control programme – (NACP), the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS – (UNDP/UNAIDS), USAID as well as other local and international groups and individuals working against HIV/AIDS.
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