Amref Health Africa is an International African Organization Founded in 1957 as the Flying Doctors of East Africa to provide critical medical assistance to remote communities in East Africa. It has since grown to comprise a full range of medical and health-related services. Amref Health Africa works with the most vulnerable African communities to achieve lasting health change.
Amref Health Africa has been active in Tanzania since 1957, and in 1987, the country office was established in Dar es Salaam. Since then, Amref Health Africa Tanzania has been among the major supporters of the Government of Tanzania’s health care initiatives, particularly the Ministry of Health. Amref has supported the development of a number of national health policies, strategies, and guidelines for equitable health service delivery.
From Jan 2022 to date, Amref Health Africa Tanzania has implemented 19 projects, covering 25 regions in Tanzania mainland and all regions of Zanzibar (with over 57% and 16% of the projects being implemented in Lake Zone and Zanzibar, respectively).
Amref’s projects are categorized into four main thematic areas:
Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH): Disease Control and Prevention (DCP) program which comprises Communicable and Non-communicable diseases e.g., HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB), Leprosy, Obstetric Fistula, and other Laboratory Services; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Capacity Building Program.
Amref Health Africa Tanzania’s projects respond to national health priorities and sustainable development goals in addressing the community need to underserved marginalized women and children. We work to increase the effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability of health services by strengthening health systems, improving access to services and advocating for stronger community health systems, and influencing health policies. With the 2018-2022 strategy, Amref Health Africa in Tanzania remains a strong supporter of the universal health coverage agenda.