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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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February-May 2020 Newsletter

With the coronavirus pandemic, Henry was unable to go to Tanzania in April as planned. Tanzania has locked down the country and anyone coming in will be quarantined for two weeks. Like much of Africa, initially Tanzania had few cases and was unaffected until mid-March. Unfortunately, unlike Uganda that had a great deal of epidemic experience from the Ebola virus, Tanzania ignored the international

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Addressing Water in Tanzania: A Partnership with the Orlando Magic

The Health Tanzania Foundation is honored to be partnering with the Orlando Magic Basketball team and other Tanzanian organizations in a fundraiser that will occur February 28, 2020 as part of the basketball game between the Orlando Magic and the Minnesota Timberwolves. The fundraiser is to raise money to address water in Tanzania. While you are in our website, please donate whatever you can

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November-December 2019 Newsletter

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

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August-September 2019 Newsletter

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

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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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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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