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Last updated: August 18, 2021

August 17, 2021

25-year-old Khairat Suleiman Ame from Zanzibar is a Community Mobilizer. In a community where women struggle to overcome gender inequality, have lower earning power, and most marry early, she defies the odds. Her parents divorced when she was young, leaving her mother with few resources to raise her family. Khairat knew she wanted a better future. Today she is creating financial independence despite the odds.

July 22, 2021

Musoma, Tanzania: When Otilia Mhagama and three other nurse-midwife colleagues arrived at Nyasho Health Centre in Musoma for their first deployment, they were reflecting on the possibilities their potential tasks could hold. Little did they know their arrival would have a huge impact for Dr. Hillary Mohamed, the Medical Officer in-charge, who manages the understaffed health center. Overall, the health center has a total of 13 nurses with an average 11 deliveries per day. The team typically operates with less than four nurses on a daily roster who are in charge of caring for patients in the Labor & Delivery and Post-Natal wards.

July 9, 2021

Catherine Alfonse, a community health worker living in Same, Tanzania, knows what it is like to be shunned. Now, through USAID’s Boresha Afya (“Improve Health”) activity, she works with other mothers living with HIV to make sure they have a friend they can count on and confront stigma.

After Catherine’s husband passed away from an undiagnosed illness in the late 1990s, Catherine lived with the rumors that he had died from AIDS. She was pregnant with her son Emmanuel at the time.

June 9, 2021

mothers2mothers (m2m) has deepened its commitment to keeping mothers healthy and ensuring an end to pediatric AIDS in Tanzania with the launch of direct services in the East African nation. Thanks to the support from the United States President’s Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), administered by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the RISE II mechanism, m2m has recruited, trained and deployed 35 Tanzanian women living with HIV as frontline health workers to ten sites in the Morogoro region.

May 17, 2021

A third of Tanzania’s nearly 10 million children under 5 suffer from malnutrition acute enough to cause stunting. A stunted start in life condemns a child to a host of harmful outcomes throughout life, including reduced cognitive development, school achievement, and economic productivity as well as increased mortality and risks of chronic diseases.