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.
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,
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
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
Thanks to donations we now have the large backup generator needed for the operating room. This was the last of the equipment and supplies needed to perform operations. The paperwork has been submitted to the Ilala District and to the Tanzanian Ministry of Health for approval. As soon as we receive approval, operations will begin. Thank you everyone who contributed to help establish the
The year 2017 was a very successful year for the Health Tanzania Foundation and its Tanzanian partners. Donations through Health Tanzania Foundation (Health Tanzania) rose from $25,250 in 2016 to $79,742 in 2017. This included a $35,200 grant from the Khaki Foundation for expansion and evaluation of the Faith in Action-Tanzania community initiative as well as numerous donations from individuals and churches. The hospital