Health Tanzania partners with Tanzanian individuals and organizations in order to improve the health and education of poor Tanzanians. Our current programs focus on two very poor neighborhoods in Dar es Salaam, a city of five million people, and very poor and isolated coastal villages. With our Tanzanian partners, we are helping to provide out-patient and in-patient health care, community health and prevention programs, and primary education.
Mohamed Shariff Manekia, commonly called Shariff, is an accomplished businessman, committed community leader, and caring philanthropist. He believes we all have a purpose and the foremost of those purposes are serving and furthering humanity. Born in Lindi, Tanzania, Mr. Shariff came to the New York as a young man in 1970. He went to school and then college in New York City. While still
Thanks to donations we now have the large backup generator needed for the operating room. This was the last of the equipment and supplies needed to perform operations. The paperwork has been submitted to the Ilala District and to the Tanzanian Ministry of Health for approval. As soon as we receive approval, operations begin. Thank you everyone who contributed! Click here to read our
The year 2017 was a very successful year for the Health Tanzania Foundation and its Tanzanian partners. Donations through Health Tanzania Foundation (Health Tanzania) rose from $25,250 in 2016 to $79,742 in 2017. This included a $35,200 grant from the Khaki Foundation for expansion and evaluation of the Faith in Action-Tanzania community initiative as well as numerous donations from individuals and churches. The hospital
The Tanzanian team is finally about to begin C-sections on mothers and babies in our surgical building. Thanks to the generosity of donors, 2017 has brought us ever so close to being able to operate. The anesthesia machine, cardiac monitor, surgical table and light, and air conditioning are all in place. Multiple changes and additions required by the government have been done. Click here
We are excited to announce that the Khaki Foundation just gave the Health Tanzania Foundation a grant to expand our program that trains volunteers from the churches, mosques, and community. The volunteers identify widows, orphans, and unmarried children with children and get them into preventive and medical care. The grant also expands the Ukombozi (Saver) program, which mobilizes all community members to fight alcohol
Henry was in Tanzania with our Tanzanian partners in September. Despite your much-needed donations for an anesthesia machine and other equipment, we still need some equipment and supplies to be able to begin doing C-sections. The Tanzanian government team inspected us again earlier in the summer and has further recommendations that still need to be addressed before we can start doing any surgery. We
At Buguruni Anglican Health Centre, Raphael Barua, John Obondo, and Dr. Bahati Maxwell are taking over the leadership from Dr. Simon Walton, our British missionary and health director who is returning to England. Dr. Simon Walton has done a great job strengthening and stabilizing the health and hospital programs in Buguruni. His management, planning, and computer skills have been vital. Simon’s daughter Grace (pictured with a young Tanzanian) hopes
Parishioners of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross in Dunn Loring, Virginia, raised funds to provide 250 students of St. Augustine’s Primary School a morning meal through a “Valentine Tree.” The porridge program reduces or eliminates malnutrition by ensuring children have a nutritious meal each day.
I am Dr. Henry Ziegler, a medical doctor with both clinical and public heath training. For the last ten years, my wife Priscilla and I have been working with our Tanzanian and international partners to improve and maintain the health of thousands poor Tanzanians. Tanzania is a poor East African country of 48 million people just south of Kenya. No, they do not have
Our alcohol, drug, AIDS, and violence initiative consists of three parts: (1) Emotions Anonymous self-help groups (similar to Alcoholics Anonymous) whose members support each other in reaching and maintaining sobriety; (2) day-long training on addiction and the starting of Emotions Anonymous groups for admitted addicts, their families, and community members; and (3) a two-hour interactive training for all community residents aimed at mobilizing everyone
During his September Tanzania visit, Dr. Henry Ziegler met often with Dr. Willy Sangu, the district medical officer for the Ilala District where our urban programs are located. The health program of the Anglican Diocese and the Ilala District will be partnering to develop a joint district hospital. The hospital will serve roughly a third of the 1.5 million people in the district. The
In August 2013, six parishioners from Holy Cross Episcopal in Dunn Loring, Virginia, traveled to Tanzania for ten days. With donations from the community and Holy Cross, three adults and three teenagers set out to teach children and teachers computer skills at St. Augustine’s Primary School. The group collected 15 laptops and nearly 200 flash drives to leave with the school. Click here to
This newsletter is a few weeks late since we wanted to wait until Henry returned from Tanzania. When he is in Tanzania, he meets with Health Ministry leaders and other local medical leaders such as the head of Aga Khan Hospital, the DMO (District Medical Officer) of Dar es Salaam, and the RMO (the Regional Medical Officer). He also makes plans with Dr. Simon