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Tanzania

Since 1999, we have worked in these technical areas:

Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment

Family Planning and Reproductive Health

HIV/AIDS and Infectious Diseases

Malaria Prevention and Treatment

Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Gender

Infection Prevention and Control

Digital Health

Our impact

  • 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.
  • More than 2.7 million Tanzanians have learned their HIV status through Jhpiego-led initiatives and more than 736,000 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 pre-cancerous lesions and eligible for cryotherapy treated.
  • More than 270,000 babies have been reached with resuscitation services at over 3,500 health care facilities where Jhpiego ensured the availability of equipment and skilled staff to provide newborn resuscitation to help babies breathe and survive birth asphyxia within the first minute of birth.

Current programs


  • Maternal and Child Survival Program

    The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Global Health’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) focuses on 25 high-priority countries with the ultimate goal of preventing child and maternal deaths. MCSP is introducing and supporting high-impact, sustainable reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) interventions in partnership with ministries of health and other partners. In addition to contributing to high-level technical and policy dialogue at the global level, MCSP provides tailored technical assistance to help countries meet specific priorities and contextual needs of local, sustainable RMNCH programs. For information on what MCSP is doing in this country, visit here: http://www.mcsprogram.org/where-we-work/tanzania/.

  • Sauti Project

    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 close 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.

  • More and Better Midwives for Rural 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.

  • Strengthening High-Impact Interventions for an AIDS-free Generation

    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.

  • Every Second Matters for Mothers and Babies—Uterine Balloon Tamponade

    Jhpiego is working in partnership with the Massachusetts General Hospital to implement this project, funded by UK Aid/Human Development Innovation Fund. This three-year project seeks to introduce and evaluate the feasibility of the “Every Second Matters for Mothers and Babies—Uterine Balloon Tamponade” approach in at least 85 health facilities in Mara and Kagera regions, with the goal of reducing preventable deaths due to uncontrolled postpartum hemorrhage.

  • Addressing the Health Needs of Key Populations

    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.

  • Project SOAR

    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, as well as a second study on family planning integration with HIV services for female sex workers under the Sauti Project.

  • The Challenge Initiative

    With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Jhpiego is working to assist three East African countries (Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania) to scale up family planning services in order to reach more clients. The project builds on the successes of the Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (also known as Tupange), and uses proven family planning solutions to achieve large-scale coverage of high-quality, sustainable family planning services. In Tanzania, the project covers all of the country’s major cities (Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Mbeya and Tanga).

  • USAID Boresha Afya

    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. The project focuses on reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health outcomes and is taking place in selected districts of Zanzibar and in all public health facilities in seven regions of the Lake and Western Zones (Geita, Kagera, Kigoma, Mara, Mwanza, Simiyu and Shinyanga).

     

  • Uzazi Salama Rukwa

    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.

  • Safe Surgery 2020 Project

    With funding from GE Foundation and ELMA Philanthropies, this project seeks to reduce surgical morbidity and improve outcomes related to surgery including cesarean section, and contribute to the global initiatives on safe surgery and maternal health. In Tanzania, the project targets the regions of Mara and Kagera. As part of this project, Harvard University is also providing financial support to Jhpiego to conduct data collection for baseline and midline assessments.

  • Evaluation of the ShangRing vs. Mogen Clamp for Early Infant Male Circumcision in Sub-Saharan Africa

    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.

  • Exploring the Continuum of Care for Breast Health: Strengthening Early Detection using Clinical Breast Examination linked to Breast Cancer Care in Tanzania

    With funding from the Komen Foundation, this project focuses on strengthening early detection of breast cancer using clinical breast examination 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, train trainers and pilot clinical breast examination in selected health facilities to guide scale-up across the country.

  • M4ID (also known as the “Next T” Project)

    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.

Current programs

Maternal and Child Survival Program

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Global Health’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) focuses on 25 high-priority countries with the ultimate goal of preventing child and maternal deaths. MCSP is introducing and supporting high-impact, sustainable reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) interventions in partnership with ministries of health and other partners. In addition to contributing to high-level technical and policy dialogue at the global level, MCSP provides tailored technical assistance to help countries meet specific priorities and contextual needs of local, sustainable RMNCH programs. For information on what MCSP is doing in this country, visit here: http://www.mcsprogram.org/where-we-work/tanzania/.

Sauti Project

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 close 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.

More and Better Midwives for Rural 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.

Strengthening High-Impact Interventions for an AIDS-free Generation

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.

Every Second Matters for Mothers and Babies—Uterine Balloon Tamponade

Jhpiego is working in partnership with the Massachusetts General Hospital to implement this project, funded by UK Aid/Human Development Innovation Fund. This three-year project seeks to introduce and evaluate the feasibility of the “Every Second Matters for Mothers and Babies—Uterine Balloon Tamponade” approach in at least 85 health facilities in Mara and Kagera regions, with the goal of reducing preventable deaths due to uncontrolled postpartum hemorrhage.

Addressing the Health Needs of Key Populations

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.

Project SOAR

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, as well as a second study on family planning integration with HIV services for female sex workers under the Sauti Project.

The Challenge Initiative

With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Jhpiego is working to assist three East African countries (Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania) to scale up family planning services in order to reach more clients. The project builds on the successes of the Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (also known as Tupange), and uses proven family planning solutions to achieve large-scale coverage of high-quality, sustainable family planning services. In Tanzania, the project covers all of the country’s major cities (Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Mbeya and Tanga).

USAID Boresha Afya

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. The project focuses on reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health outcomes and is taking place in selected districts of Zanzibar and in all public health facilities in seven regions of the Lake and Western Zones (Geita, Kagera, Kigoma, Mara, Mwanza, Simiyu and Shinyanga).

 

Uzazi Salama Rukwa

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.

Safe Surgery 2020 Project

With funding from GE Foundation and ELMA Philanthropies, this project seeks to reduce surgical morbidity and improve outcomes related to surgery including cesarean section, and contribute to the global initiatives on safe surgery and maternal health. In Tanzania, the project targets the regions of Mara and Kagera. As part of this project, Harvard University is also providing financial support to Jhpiego to conduct data collection for baseline and midline assessments.

Evaluation of the ShangRing vs. Mogen Clamp for Early Infant Male Circumcision in Sub-Saharan Africa

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.

Exploring the Continuum of Care for Breast Health: Strengthening Early Detection using Clinical Breast Examination linked to Breast Cancer Care in Tanzania

With funding from the Komen Foundation, this project focuses on strengthening early detection of breast cancer using clinical breast examination 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, train trainers and pilot clinical breast examination in selected health facilities to guide scale-up across the country.

M4ID (also known as the “Next T” Project)

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.

Current and recent donors


3ie, Inc.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Children’s Investment Fund Foundation
CDC
ELMA Philanthropies
Elton John AIDS Foundation
GE Foundation
Global Affairs Canada
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
UK aid/Human Development Innovation Fund
USAID
Tigo
TOMS
UConnect
We Care Solar

Tanzania-related technical and programmatic resources

Our resources

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