With the focus to reach and 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, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC). Amref has supported the development of a number of national health policies, strategies and guidelines for equitable health service delivery.
Currently, Amref Health Africa Tanzania has more than 25 active projects across different regions in Tanzania (over 45% of the projects are located in the Lake Zone of Tanzania). Amref has projects with national outlook which are community base one such as e-learning program and laboratory strengthening project that are implemented across the regions including Zanzibar.
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 of HIV and AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB), Laboratory Services, Obstetric Fistula and Malaria interventions; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Capacity Training Program.
Amref Health Africa Tanzania’s projects respond to national health priorities and sustainable development goals (SDGs) in addressing the needs of needy communities mostly women and children. We work to increase the effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of health services by strengthening health systems, improving access to services, advocating stronger community health systems and influencing health policies. With 2018-2022 New strategy, Amref Health Africa in Tanzania remains a strong supporter of Universal Health Coverage Agenda.