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.
Thanks to everyone who generously donated last year, Buguruni Anglican Health Centre continues to serve the poor community in Dar es Salaam and work to expand to a district-level teaching hospital. With your help, in 2022 we can greatly expand the number of the very poor who need help. Click below to read our Habari Gani newsletter: January-March 2022 Newsletter
Health Tanzania Foundation (HTF) and its Tanzanian partners made substantial progress in 2020, despite very difficult situations related to the coronavirus pandemic and economic challenges. With the pandemic, no U.S.-based HTF board or staff member was able to visit Tanzania. Donations through Health Tanzania Foundation (Health Tanzania) rose from 2019. In 2020, African Palms donated money to build space for eye services, but there
The Dar es Salaam Region has now approved Buguruni Anglican Health Centre to receive patients from ICHF (Improved Community Health Fund). ICHF is Tanzania’s new health insurance for people making less than 70 cents a day (the Tanzanian poverty standard). They receive a year’s basic healthcare for $12/enrollee/year. The government estimates that 60,000–80,000 of the 420,000 in our Buguruni and Vingunguti area qualify. With
Although it seems to be slowing, Tanzania continues to suffer from the COVID-19 pandemic. Community members of all ages have died. Many of the poor were just hanging on and now are even more destitute. Thankfully, COVID-19 vaccines are now becoming available, but only a tiny fraction of the population has been vaccinated so far. Despite all the death and suffering, there is a
In January, Tanzania had a second wave of COVID-19 (South African variant) and is now undergoing a third wave with the Delta (Indian) variant. Despite considerable progress, Tanzania, with its 60 million people, is still one of the poorest countries in the world—making the effects of the pandemic particularly devastating. Especially in the cities, there is a lot of crowding in the markets and
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, none of the Health Tanzania team went to Tanzania this past year. Therefore, the content of this newsletter is based on information obtained from the team in Tanzania either by email or telephone calls. In 2020, Tanzania was hit hard by the pandemic in April, but then the government stopped counting cases. By June, President Magafuli declared the pandemic