Amref Health Africa has been present in Tanzania since we were first established as the Flying Doctors of East Africa in 1957.
What do we do?
We first opened a Tanzania country office in the capital of Dar es Salaam in 1987. Since then, Amref Health Africa Tanzania has been a critical partner to the Government of Tanzania in implementing healthcare initiatives designed to strengthen the effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability of health services across the country.
Our work sits under four thematic areas: Reproductive, Maternal, New-born, Child, and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH); Disease Control and Prevention (DCP); Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH); and Human Resources for Health (HRH). In 2020, the Tanzania office implemented projects in 29 of the country's 31 regions, with almost half taking place in the Lake Zone, which faces a range of acute health challenges.
We continue to aim for ZERO deaths from preventable maternal and neo-natal deaths. We want to see every young person, especially girls, with access to friendly Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services.
Dr Florence Temu, Country Director, Amref Health Africa Tanzania
Meet the people we support in Tanzania.
Vivian and Mussa: Finding faith
Vivian and Mussa are in their mid-thirties and have been married for eleven years. Vivian developed obstetric fistula in 2014, during the birth of the youngest of their five children. She credits Mussa, her Christian faith, and her support network for giving her the strength to recover. But it’s clear that she’s a pretty extraordinary woman in her own right.
Scholastica Daudi, survivor and champion
Scholastica Daudi developed obstetric fistula during a difficult delivery when she was just 17 years old. Now 23 and healthy, Scholastica is running her own business, supporting her growing family, and helping other women recovering from this physically and psychologically painful condition.
Addressing obstetric fistula
Empowering women with obstetric fistula through treatment, psycho-social support, and livelihoods opportunities in Tanzania and Uganda.