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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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May-June 2019 Newsletter

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

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January-February 2019 Newsletter

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

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September-November 2018 Newsletter

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

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Board member Dr. Deo M. Mtasiwa

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,

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July-August 2018 Newsletter

Both the hospital development and the community programs are doing well. We are working with major partners to develop and expand family medicine in Tanzania. The hospital still has not started doing C-sections. We now have approval from the Ilala District to start operating, and we have all the necessary equipment and supplies to start. Yet we have not started! The Tanzanian Federal Drug

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Board member Mohamed Shariff Manekia

Mohamed Shariff Manekia, commonly called Shariff, is an accomplished businessman, committed community leader, and caring philanthropist. He believes we all have a purpose and the foremost of those purposes are serving and furthering humanity. Born in Lindi, Tanzania, Mr. Shariff came to the New York as a young man in 1970. He went to school and then college in New York City. While still

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The people we serve


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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