Our Programmes

Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) Programme

Amref Health Africa Tanzania key focus is centered on improving the health of women and children in the communities, while also engaging and involving men with aim of contributing to the reduction of preventable maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent morbidity and mortality in the country. The key focus areas on the RMNCAH portfolio are maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) and sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for young people and women of reproductive age. The projects focus on increasing the number of skilled birth attendants, access to Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) services including Antenatal, delivery, and post-natal care, as well as youth-friendly services to address or prevent early/unplanned pregnancies among young people including the realization of their SRH Rights. The Projects under the RMNCAH program are in line with the national health strategies and policies. The projects strengthen the health system to deliver innovative quality services including strengthening the capacities of facility and community-based health care workers to provide better services. Amref, through different projects, improves the quality of health facilities by renovation/constructing health facility structures, as well as equipping them with medical supplies and equipment. 

Maternal, Reproductive and Newborn and Adolescent Health in Undeserved Areas of Tanzania
Disease Control and Prevention (DCP) Programme

Disease Control and Prevention (DCP) Programme

Disease Control and Prevention programme is one of the largest programmes under Amref Tanzania. It aims at ensuring quality implementation of community and facility-based interventions for primary and secondary disease control and prevention, and it aims at minimizing the burden of diseases and associated risk factors. The programme works with targeted communities to improve their health through changing the impact of social and economic determinants on health; the provision of information on behavioral and medical health risks, alongside consultation and measures to decrease them at the personal and community levels; nutritional and food supplementation; oral and dental hygiene education; and clinical preventive and curative services. The diagnostic components of the programme ensures that partners have well-equipped laboratories managed by skilled health service providers that have the capacity to provide timely, reliable and accurate information for patient management and disease surveillance.

Water, Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH) Programme

Amref’s focus in WASH aims to ensure that communities have adequate capacity to develop, operate and maintain their water sources as well as improve sanitation and hygiene practices in a sustainable way with a view to preventing and controlling water- and sanitation-related diseases while improving nutrition and livelihoods. In this process, Amref facilitates the availability and installation of hardware and facilitates society mechanisms that ensure hardware remains functional, with optimum use of the water available to ensure maximum health benefits. The aim is to increase access to safe and adequate water; increase access and use of appropriate sanitation facilities; promote safe hygiene practices at the household level, health facility level, public spaces in the communities, etc, and in schools; contribute to control and prevention of endemic WASH-related diseases, and respond to selected WASH-related disease outbreaks in areas of operation.

Water, sanitation and hygiene - Amref Health Africa

Capacity Building Programme

Amref Health Africa Tanzania, through the capacity building program, supports the strengthening capacity of facility and community-based health workforce by increasing the skill mix of health care workers. This is done through training and supportive supervision, mentorship, and coaching sessions. Capacity Building Programme is not a stand-alone programme; its activities have been embedded into other programme areas. However, in 2022 Amref Tanzania is implementing New Partnerships Initiative EXPAND or Tuinuane Tuyajenge Project. The project contributes to the Afya Shirikishi goal of addressing priority gaps in TB case findings and unmet FP needs at the community level in the nine regions of Tanzania. The NPI EXPAND program is designed to strengthen the technical and organizational capacity of local organizations working with Amref and its consortium partners that implement the USAID-funded Tuberculosis and Family Planning Integrated Community Solutions (USAID Afya Shirikishi) project.