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Health Tanzania

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.

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Direction and Accomplishments to Date

Health Tanzania has operated since 2012, built on partnerships that Drs. Henry and Priscilla Ziegler began in 2005 in Tanzania. This document highlights major initiatives undertaken over the past several years. These initiatives include maternal and newborn death reduction; malaria reduction; family medicine development; development of an emergency medicine response system; expansion of community health services; programs addressing drug addiction, domestic violence, and AIDS;

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2019 Annual Report

The year 2019 was a successful year for the Health Tanzania Foundation and its Tanzanian partners. The hospital and surgical development at the Buguruni Anglican Health Centre made great progress. Health Tanzania supported and worked closely with SEET, the interfaith-local community Tanzanian non-profit, which Health Tanzania helped establish in 2016. In 2019, SEET accomplished remarkable community work. Health Tanzania also worked closely with the

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June-August 2020 Newsletter

Because of the coronavirus, Henry will not be able to go back to Tanzania until at least February. The government in Tanzania stopped reporting coronavirus cases and deaths at the end of April and told everyone not to be seen by medical doctors for the virus. After many probable cases and deaths that were not reported, the Tanzanian president declared the country cleared of

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February-May 2020 Newsletter

With the coronavirus pandemic, Henry was unable to go to Tanzania in April as planned. Tanzania has locked down the country and anyone coming in will be quarantined for two weeks. Like much of Africa, initially Tanzania had few cases and was unaffected until mid-March. Unfortunately, unlike Uganda that had a great deal of epidemic experience from the Ebola virus, Tanzania ignored the international

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Addressing Water in Tanzania: A Partnership with the Orlando Magic

The Health Tanzania Foundation is honored to be partnering with the Orlando Magic Basketball team and other Tanzanian organizations in a fundraiser that will occur February 28, 2020 as part of the basketball game between the Orlando Magic and the Minnesota Timberwolves. The fundraiser is to raise money to address water in Tanzania. While you are in our website, please donate whatever you can

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November-December 2019 Newsletter

Significant progress has been made in furthering family medicine in Tanzania and developing Buguruni Anglican Health Centre (BAHC) into a full teaching hospital for nursing students, medical students, and family medicine residents. With Tanzanian and international academic partners and the Ministry of Health, a conference to define what family medicine is in Tanzania will occur in April. Currently, Aga Khan University and Hospital have

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The people we serve

Children

A health center treats thousands of children every year.

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An infant receiving care at the health center

A very ill child

A child receives care for fever and malaria.

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An AIDS orphan

Loveness lost her parents to AIDS.

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A TB patient

A young woman treated for fluid around her lungs.

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