Tanzania - Jhpiego

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

  • More than 3.6 million Tanzanians have learned their HIV status through Jhpiego-led initiatives and more than 840,000 men have received voluntary medical male circumcision services for HIV prevention.
  • Over 40,000 women have been screened for cervical cancer, with 99% of the 2,384 women identified as having precancerous lesions and eligible for cryotherapy treated.
  • More than 3.4 million antenatal care visits and more than 391,000 deliveries took place at Jhpiego-supported health care facilities.
  • More than 8,000 health care providers in over 3,500 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

Funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief through the U.S. Agency for International Development, Sauti is working in partnership with the Tanzanian Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children to bring community-based HIV and reproductive health services to key and vulnerable populations (KVPs) in 14 regions. The populations reached by Sauti include KVPs as well as other Tanzanians disproportionately affected by HIV.

This project is funded by Global Affairs Canada to make significant contributions to ensuring that women and children in the Lake and Western Zones of Tanzania have greater access to skilled midwifery care. Jhpiego and its partners, Amref Health Africa in Tanzania and the Canadian Association of Midwives, are supporting the Tanzanian Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children to fulfill national priorities for maternal and newborn survival. They are also addressing inadequate numbers and inequitable distribution of human resources for health for midwifery care. Project beneficiaries include nursing-midwifery students, tutors, trainers and preceptors who provide education and training, as well as practicing nurse-midwives who participate in in-service training and/or receive onsite mentoring in the Lake and Western Zones.

Led by Jhpiego and funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative, the USAID Boresha Afya project is working to improve the health status of all Tanzanians—with an emphasis on women and children in targeted regions—by improving the availability of, and access to, high-quality, respectful and integrated health services. The project focuses on reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health outcomes and is taking place in a total of 1,823 health facilities in selected districts of Zanzibar and seven regions of the Lake and Western Zones (Geita, Kagera, Kigoma, Mara, Mwanza, Simiyu and Shinyanga).

As a sub-partner under the U.S. Agency for International Development’s AIDSFree program, implemented by JSI and partners, Jhpiego is working with the Tanzanian Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children to rapidly expand the provision of high-quality, client-centered, voluntary medical male circumcision services as a core component of comprehensive HIV prevention services. The project is working in five regions of Tanzania—Iringa, Njombe, Tabora, Morogoro and Singida—with the goal to increase circumcision prevalence to 80% of males aged 10–34 years and develop sustainable strategies to maintain 80% male circumcision coverage, including early infant male circumcision for HIV prevention.

This project seeks to increase access to HIV prevention, care and treatment services for key populations in highly HIV-affected regions of Tanzania where the Sauti Project is working. Financial support from the Elton John AIDS Foundation has been matched by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, forming a public-private partnership focusing on management of sexually transmitted infections and civil society organization capacity strengthening.

Supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development through the Population Council, Jhpiego will carry out a study on the community-based delivery of antiretroviral therapy among key populations and their dependents.

The Challenge Initiative (TCI), which is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, focuses on scaling up the success in increasing family planning (FP) access under the Tupange Urban Reproductive Health Initiative. TCI aims to assist Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania to scale up FP services to reach additional women and girls over the next three to five years. TCI is breaking ground in developing a technical assistance model that incentivizes governments and local and global donors to buy into the most successful and high-impact FP interventions, rapidly adapt these interventions to the local context and support counties and districts to efficiently scale them up through targeted technical assistance. In Tanzania, the project covers all of the country’s major cities (Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Mbeya and Tanga). For more information, visit here: https://tciurbanhealth.org.

Funded by Global Affairs Canada and led by Plan International, the Uzazi Salama Rukwa (or Safe Motherhood in Rukwa) project is working to improve access to family planning and health outcomes of vulnerable young mothers and their newborns in all four districts of the remote and underserved region of Rukwa.

With funding from GE Foundation, ELMA Philanthropies and Harvard University, this project seeks to reduce surgical morbidity, improve outcomes related to surgery (including cesarean section) and contribute to the global initiatives on safe surgery and maternal health. The project works in 40 health facilities in the regions of Mara and Kagera, using a program of mentorship in clinical and leadership skills and supportive supervision to implement safe cesarean practices to reduce maternal and newborn surgical morbidity and improve quality of care.

Led by the Medical College of Cornell University and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Jhpiego is leading the Tanzania-based portion of a research study evaluating the ShangRing vs. Mogen Clamp for early infant male circumcision (EIMC) in sub-Saharan Africa. This study aims to: 1) compare the safety and acceptability of the ShangRing for EIMC in neonates and infants up to 60 days old with the existing Mogen clamp; 2) assess whether device-driven EIMC can be safely and effectively integrated with pre-existing maternal and child health services as a means to foster male circumcision demand creation; and 3) assess the cost impact of EIMC using the two different technologies.

With funding from the Komen Foundation, this project focuses on strengthening early detection of breast cancer using clinical breast examination (CBE) as a scalable and integrated approach at the frontline level that is linked to key referral points in Tanzania. The project supports the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children to develop training materials, training of trainers and pilot of CBE in selected health facilities to guide scale out across the country.

This research project seeks to address the gap in reaching adolescents with HIV testing services and linking those with HIV to treatment. Under the umbrella of the Sauti Project, the M4ID collaboration involves research among adolescent girls and boys, older male partners, health care providers and community influencers, in select regions of Sauti (Kyela District, Mbeya and Temeke District, Dar es Salaam) and will help inform HIV programming and adolescent-friendly health services across the country.

This three-year project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, seeks to uphold the quality of contraceptive implant services by working at the global and country levels. Globally, Jhpiego serves in a technical advisory role for the Implant Access Program’s Operations Group—a working group comprised of donor representatives that supports quality implant programs—to monitor, identify and collaboratively respond to priority issues. Jhpiego also provides short-term technical assistance to ensure that several countries with high implant use, including Tanzania, incorporate a quality implant removal component into overall implant strategy and implementation.

With funding from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance—and in conjunction with the Tanzanian Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children—Jhpiego is collaborating with a consortium of partners to introduce the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and achieve 80% coverage nationwide. Jhpiego supports this goal by: increasing the capacity of health care workers in target regions to provide HPV vaccination to adolescent girls; supporting the design and execution of effective and innovative advocacy, communication and social mobilization strategies; supporting the development of effective service delivery and engagement strategies to achieve high-quality services and high coverage of HPV vaccination in Iringa Region; and provide global leadership on HPV vaccination and share lessons learned at national and global scales.

The people we serve

Country Contact

Jérémie Zoungrana, Country Director

Tel. 255 22 277 1346

P.O. Box 9170

Plot No. 72, Block 45 B

Victoria Area, New Bagamoyo Road

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Current and Recent Donors

3ie, Inc.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Children’s Investment Fund Foundation


ELMA Philanthropies

Elton John AIDS Foundation

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

GE Foundation

Global Affairs Canada


Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

UK Aid/Human Development Innovation Fund