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Last updated: April 09, 2021

April 8, 2021

The USAID Boresha Afya (“Improve Health”) Southern Zone activity is improving access to quality reproductive and child health services by implementing gender transformative approaches through linkage, referral and collaboration with other development actors operating in Kilolo DC and Iringa DC in Iringa, Tanzania.

April 6, 2021

Since 2010, USAID has supported the Government of Tanzania to reach its NTD control and elimination goals. Through the Act to End NTDs | East program, USAID currently provides support to treat at-risk communities, measure, and document progress, and strengthen the health system to deliver NTD services.

March 19, 2021

In early 2020, like many of their counterparts throughout Tanzania, hundreds of WORTH Yetu savings and loan members in the Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro, and Mwanza regions of Tanzania were busy managing their small businesses: raising poultry, handcrafting, gardening, and providing saving and lending services to local households.

March 5, 2021

Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in Tanzania and the second among women worldwide. Early detection of cervical cancer by screening all women in target populations and treatment of precancerous lesions before evolving to malignancy are the mainstay of disease control. There has been major advancement in research and strategies for early detection and treatment of cervical cancer including wide availability of simple, efficient and cost-effective Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid (VIA). VIA is also recommended by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief  (PEPFAR) as a primary method of screening to be provided at all health facilities after adequate training. The clients identified with VIA positive small precancerous lesions usually receive same day treatment. Referrals for Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure are offered for large precancerous lesions or for tertiary care for cancer suspects.

February 23, 2021

27-year-old Imani Mwangomo, a youth from Kiwira ward in Rungwe had a promising future ahead of him. He had just graduated with an Education degree in 2015 and was looking forward to pursuing his passion for youth advocacy and mobilization. This was not to be however, as opportunities were few and far between. He resorted to farming on his family land to make ends meet though his desire was to one day focus on his passion.