Welcome to Tsogolo La Thanzi
Tsogolo la Thanzi (TLT) is a longitudinal study in Balaka, Malawi designed to examine how young people navigate reproduction in an AIDS epidemic. Tsogolo la Thanzi means “Healthy Futures” in Chichewa, Malawi’s most widely spoken language.
The TLT research team is collecting new data to develop better understandings of the reproductive goals and behavior of young adults in Malawi -- the first cohort to never have experienced life without AIDS. To understand these patterns of family formation in a rapidly changing setting, TLT uses a unique approach: an intensive longitudinal design where respondents are interviewed every four months at TLT’s centralized research center. Data collection began in May of 2009 and was completed in June of 2009.
Tsogolo la Thanzi is a research project designed by Jenny Trinitapoli and Sara Yeatman and funded by grant (R01-HD058366) from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development