Tanzania

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

  • More than 4.4 million Tanzanians have learned their HIV status through Jhpiego-led initiatives and nearly 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 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).

The USAID Boresha Afya project is leveraging its presence in seven regions in the Lake and Western Zones and Zanzibar to address COVID-19. Specifically, Jhpiego is: supporting facility readiness and continuation of services; building the capacity of frontline health care providers to prevent, detect and respond to COVID-19; and using community platforms to raise awareness about COVID-19.

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 and progress towards self-reliant health systems. 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), 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.

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.

With funding from UNICEF, Jhpiego is working in 12 districts in Mbeya and Songwe Regions to offer “HPV-plus” services that include delivery of the HPV vaccine, education about HPV, menstrual hygiene management, visual assessment and measurement of mid-upper arm circumference for acute malnourishment. These services are being provided through school-based platforms, health facilities and the community. The project aims to reach 100,000 girls and 100,000 boys over a one-year period, achieving over 80% vaccination coverage in the 12 districts.

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.

Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, this three-year project aims to expand access to voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), a high-quality biomedical intervention with lifelong effect, to avert new HIV infections among men and young boys. Led by the Association of Private Health Facilities in Tanzania, USAID Tohara Salama supports the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, as well as the public and private health sectors to expand and deliver high-quality, safe VMMC services in a culturally acceptable manner. Jhpiego’s role is to provide technical assistance to the project with a focus on: 1) VMMC quality assurance, quality improvement and improved VMMC adverse event prevention, management and reporting; 2) monitoring, evaluation, research and learning; 3) demand creation and improving community to facility linkages.