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.
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
Since we began working together in Tanzania in 2005, our joint Tanzanian/U.S. partnership has truly accomplished miracles. As some of you older readers know, in 2005 we had a dying health center that saw 15 patients a day. One building leaked so badly that Dr. Maxwell had to use an umbrella in his office when he saw patients in the rainy season. This is
In June, Henry returned from Tanzania, where both the hospital and community health are progressing. We are working with major partners to develop the hospital for poor women and children and use it to expand family medicine in Tanzania. Thanks to a generous donor from our home church (Grace Episcopal Church in Alexandria, Virginia), we now have detailed architectural drawings and bills of quantities
Progress continues, especially with the hospital and in community health. Dr. John Obondo is back from his internship and is now our lead doctor. We have begun an electronic health information and billing system, which will give us better data and help to generate more revenue. We are working with major partners to develop the hospital for poor women and children and use it
Henry has just returned from his third visit to Tanzania this year. Great progress has been made in both the hospital and in community health. We also are strengthening the St. Augustine school with books, food, computers, and scholarships for some orphans. We are working with major partners to develop the hospital for poor women and children and use it to expand family medicine
Dr. Deo M. Mtasiwa is a former civil servant and chief medical officer. He holds degrees from the University of Dar es Salaam and Hiroshima University. Dr. Mtasiwa worked as a district medical officer for the Ilala District and regional medical officer for the Dar es Salaam Region. In his retirement, Dr. Mtasiwa serves on several boards, councils, and foundations. He applies his knowledge,