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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