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Amref Health Africa in Tanzania

Amref Health Africa in Tanzania

Amref Health Africa is a non-governmental organisation headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya and founded in 1957. Our vision is lasting health change in Africa. We began partnering with communities to improve health in Tanzania in 1957, and set up an office in Dar es Salaam in 1987.

In partnership with the Government of Tanzania and the Ministry of Health and Social Wefare, Amref Health Africa has supported the development of national health policies and guidelines for equitable health service delivery. Amref Health Africa in Tanzania has also helped to set up the department of community health, a malaria centre, and an environmental health program at the University of Dar es Salaam.

Amref Health Africa Tanzania programmes and projects respond to the national health priorities and address the critical health needs of women and children. We work to increase the effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability of health services by strengthening health systems, improving access to services, advocating for stronger community health systems and influencing health policy.

Our Reach


Our Promise

1. Improve the lives of disadvantaged people in Africa through better health.
2. Bridge gaps between communities, health systems and governments.
3. Be a leading force for advocacy for health system reforms in Africa.
4. Be a leader in the non-government organization community, developing and documenting best practices and training programmes.

Our Programmes

Amref Health Africa in Tanzania has 25 active projects that, together, reach across Tanzania, including Zanzibar.

Pillar 1: Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH)
• Increasing skilled health workers for pregnancy and delivery
• Increasing access to reproductive health services, including for young people, with the aim of preventing early or unintended pregnancies
• Increasing youth-friendly health services
• Reducing teenage pregnancies

Pillar 2: Disease Control and Prevention (HIV&AIDS, TB, Malaria)
• HIV/AIDS treatment and support in regions with the highest prevalence, remote areas, among young people, high risk groups and infants exposed to HIV
• Addressing challenges related to weak health and community systems, lack of trained health care worker, poor health information systems and ineffective health policies.

Pillar 3: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
• Ensure communities are able to develop, operate and maintain clean sources of water as well as improve sanitation and hygiene practices to prevent illnesses caused by unclean water and inadequate sanitation.
• Increase access to clean and adequate water
• Increase access and use of appropriate sanitation facilities, such as latrines;
• Promote safe hygiene practices in homes and schools;

Pillar 4: Research

Pillar 5: Capacity Building: Clinical and Diagnostics
• Improving the capacity of health systems to deliver quality health services, especially in rural areas.
• Training doctors and nurses in specialized skills to treat and prevent obstetric fistula (a hole in the birth canal often caused by obstructed or prolonged labour without access to skilled health care).
• Ensuring high quality clinical diagnosis for illnesses of public health importance, such as HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), cholera, and non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

Our Donors

Amref Health Africa offices in Austria, Canada, The Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom, United States of America and Germany, Bank M, Barclays Bank, East Africa Breweries Limited / Serengeti Breweries Limited (SBL), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB), Songosongo Gas (SONGAS) Ltd, The Coca Cola Africa Foundation (TCCAF), Allen & Overy, Big Lottery Fund, Castilla& Leone Council, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), Department for International Development (DFID), Dutch Postcode Lottery, Global Affairs Canada (GAC), International Development Agency (Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Spain), Irish Aid, Junta Castilla de Leon, Madrid Regional Government-Spain, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, UN Women (UN Trust Fund To End Violence Against Women), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Latest News

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Amref Health Africa in Tanzania Main Programmes
February 27, 2018
Amref Health Africa 2015 Global Report
January 17, 2018
TCO Brief
May 18, 2017
Application for Certificate in Nursing and Midwifery 2016/2017
May 3, 2017
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