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.
In our previous newsletter, we explained that Action Medeor, a German NGO, would donate a new digital X-ray machine to BAHC as soon as we constructed a building to house it. Action Medeor provided blueprints that were reviewed by the government radiation staff, and construction is now well underway. Thank you to everyone who supported our $15,000 matching grant. Our core programs are still
For the first time since the pandemic began Henry was able to go to Tanzania in July and see the substantial progress that is being made. We continue to help the patients who are poor and widows and orphans and to develop our community programs and hospital and develop family medicine in Tanzania. One of our loyal donors has just announced a matching grant
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. In the Ilala District of Dar es Salaam, where the health center is located, 60,000 to 80,000 people of the 420,000 in the partner community earn less than 71 cents/day/family member. This is
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