Tanzania

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Since 1999, our focus has been on quality health services for families.

  • More than 4.5 million Tanzanians have learned their HIV status through Jhpiego-led initiatives and 1 million men have received voluntary medical male circumcision services for HIV prevention.
  • Over 84,000 women have been screened for cervical cancer, with 98% of the 2,384 women identified as having precancerous lesions and eligible for cryotherapy treated.
  • More than 2.8 million antenatal care visits and more than 1.9 million deliveries took place at Jhpiego-supported health care facilities.
  • More than 10,000 health care providers in over 1,800 facilities countrywide have the skills to competently provide high-quality antenatal care and basic emergency obstetric and newborn care to pregnant women.

Our Work in Tanzania

This five-year, government-led project is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. Afya Yangu seeks to improve access to quality, client-centered reproductive, maternal, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) services at facility and community levels. The project also works for an enhanced enabling environment, improved health-seeking behaviors, strengthened linkages between facility and community health services, improved positive gender norms in support of services uptake and increased community engagement in RMNCAH services. In partnership with the Ministry of Health, Jhpiego leads the project team, which consists of: local partners Tanzania Communication and Development Center, Benjamin Mkapa Foundation and Amani Girls Home; Kenya-based AI-Fluence; and U.S.-based organizations Manoff Group, Ona and D-tree International.

Moving Integrated, Quality Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services to Scale (MOMENTUM) is a suite of projects, funded by USAID, that aims to accelerate reductions in maternal, newborn and child mortality and morbidity in high-burden countries by increasing host country commitment and capacity to provide high-quality, integrated health care. Each of the projects has a specific focus area; together they provide a comprehensive, flexible package of support for countries as they overcome context-specific health challenges towards sustainable development. The five-year, Jhpiego-led MOMENTUM 2A project focuses on: 1) providing targeted technical and capacity development assistance to our missions, partner countries and local organizations; and 2) contributing to global technical leadership and policy dialogue for improved maternal, newborn and child health, voluntary family planning and reproductive health outcomes. Jhpiego’s 12 sub-partners under MOMENTUM 2A are: Save the Children, Johns Hopkins University International Vaccine Access Center, The Manoff Group, Quicksand, Matchboxology, BAO Systems, Avenir Health, McKinsey and Company, PACT, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Christian Connections for International Health and Ubora Quality Institute. In Tanzania, Jhpiego and IVAC are supporting the Government of Tanzania to enhance sustainability practices and strengthen technical rigor of pre-service education at government health training institutions as well as immunization programming in targeted geographies.

The Challenge Initiative (TCI), funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, focuses on scaling up proven family planning (FP) high-impact solutions under Tupange for Better Cities. Jhpiego is the implementing partner responsible for leading TCI’s East Africa Accelerator Hub. In collaboration with TCI headquarters in Baltimore, Jhpiego provides technical assistance to local governments in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda as they implement interventions for family planning and adolescent sexual and reproductive health to increase access to modern contraception for urban poor women. For more information, visit the TCI website.

Impact Malaria is a global project of the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative to reduce mortality and morbidity caused by malaria. Implemented by a consortium of organizations led by PSI, the project is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. In close collaboration with the country’s National Malaria Control Program, other sections of the Ministry of Health and various implementing partners, Impact Malaria is designed to improve malaria service delivery via the following objectives: 1) improve the quality of and access to malaria case management and prevention of malaria in pregnancy; 2) improve the quality of and access to other malaria drug-based approaches and provide support to pilot/scale up newer malaria drug-based approaches; and 3) provide global technical leadership, support operational research and advance program learning.