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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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April-July 2021 Newsletter

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

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January-March 2021 Newsletter

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

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September-November 2020 Newsletter

Buguruni Anglican Health Centre has been unable to pay salaries and purchase medications. Three events have come together to create this crisis: (1) Tanzania’s National Health Insurance Fund, by far the largest revenue source for the health center, is three to four months behind in payments and only paid one third of its last payment; (2) an HMO, for which BAHC provided substantial patient

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Direction and Accomplishments to Date

Health Tanzania has operated since 2012, built on partnerships that Drs. Henry and Priscilla Ziegler began in 2005 in Tanzania. This document highlights major initiatives undertaken over the past several years. These initiatives include maternal and newborn death reduction; malaria reduction; family medicine development; development of an emergency medicine response system; expansion of community health services; programs addressing drug addiction, domestic violence, and AIDS;

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2019 Annual Report

The year 2019 was a successful year for the Health Tanzania Foundation and its Tanzanian partners. The hospital and surgical development at the Buguruni Anglican Health Centre made great progress. Health Tanzania supported and worked closely with SEET, the interfaith-local community Tanzanian non-profit, which Health Tanzania helped establish in 2016. In 2019, SEET accomplished remarkable community work. Health Tanzania also worked closely with the

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June-August 2020 Newsletter

Because of the coronavirus, Henry will not be able to go back to Tanzania until at least February. The government in Tanzania stopped reporting coronavirus cases and deaths at the end of April and told everyone not to be seen by medical doctors for the virus. After many probable cases and deaths that were not reported, the Tanzanian president declared the country cleared of

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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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