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March-April 2018 Newsletter

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

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2017 Annual Report

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

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Christmas 2017 Appeal

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

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November-December 2017 Newsletter

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

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August-September 2017 Newsletter

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

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Health leadership transition

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

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Porridge program

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.  


Henry’s visit in February

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

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Alcohol, drug, AIDS, and violence initiative

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

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St. James Anglican Hospital

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

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