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Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 11:00am

Dar es Salaam, 30 June 2022 at a ceremony held at the CRDB Bank Headquarters in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania Dr. Donald J. Wright affirmed the U.S. government’s commitment to strengthen Tanzania's economic diversification and resilience with a new partnership agreement.

Under the terms of the agreement, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) will collaborate with CRDB Bank to facilitate TZS 100BN in loans. The new partnership will assist CRDB Bank to expand access to finance for women and youth borrowers, the education & health sectors, MSMEs, and the informal sector throughout Tanzania.

Ministry of Home Affairs Director of Refugee Services Sudi Exon Mwakibasi, World Food Program Country Representative Sarah Gordon-Gibson, and U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania Donald J. Wright welcome a $9 million contribution of food assistance to maintain critical food assistance to refugees in Tanzania.
Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 10:30am

Today the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing US$9 million in critical food assistance to bring immediate relief to the most vulnerable people in Tanzania. This new contribution will allow USAID’s partner, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), to provide life-saving food assistance to 204,000 refugees hosted at camps in north western Tanzania

USAID Afya Yangu  (“My Health”) Program
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 3:00am

Today, the United States Ambassador to Tanzania, Dr. Donald Wright, Prime Minister, Hon. Kassim Majaliwa, Minister of Health, Hon. Ummy Mwalimu, Hon. Dr. Dorothy Gwajima, Minister of Community and Development and Gender, Regional Commissioner Dodoma, Hon. Anthony Mtaka and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director V. Kate Somvongsiri attended the launch of USAID’s Afya Yangu activities, a $260 million flagship health services delivery program at the Treasury Square, Kambarage Hall in Dodoma.

Construction of the new $772,000 dormitory will accommodate 400 girls
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - 1:00am

On Saturday, March 26, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director V. Kate Somvongsiri and the Minister of Education Professor Adolf Mkenda attended a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new girls’ dormitory. Construction of the new $772,000 (1.8 billion tz shillings) Loyola High School dormitory was funded by the USAID American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) program and will accommodate 400 girls.

USAID Administrator Samantha Power shared Tanzania’s selection as a Global VAX surge country today in a meeting with Tanzania President Samia Suluhu Hassan.
Thursday, March 3, 2022 - 4:00pm

The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will provide a surge of resources to Tanzania through the Initiative for Global Vaccine Access, or Global VAX, a U.S. government effort to turn COVID-19 vaccines in vials into vaccinations in arms. USAID Administrator Samantha Power shared Tanzania’s selection as a Global VAX surge country in a meeting with Tanzania President Samia Suluhu Hassan.

Zanzibar First Vice President and USAID/Tanzania Mission Director  Hand Over Grants to Zanzibar Youth Organizations
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 5:45am

Zanzibar’s First Vice President Hon. Othman Masoud Othman and USAID/Tanzania Mission Director V. Kate Somvongsiri presented $1,052,564.82 million in grants from the U.S. government to 14 youth organizations at the USAID Advancing Youth ceremony at the Zanzibar Beach Resort. Implemented in the Iringa, Mbeya, and Zanzibar regions, USAID Advancing Youth supports rural youth, aged 15-35, to engage in agribusiness and other rural value chains and increase their economic opportunities while promoting leadership and healthy lifestyles.

USAID Commemorates 60th Anniversary and 60 Years of Local Development Progress in Tanzania
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 3:45am

On November 23, the United States government held a reception to commemorate 60 years since the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) was founded by President John F. Kennedy. For six decades, USAID has built its reputation as a world leader in international development by partnering with countries around the world to strengthen communities and improve lives.

Jifunze Uelewe Launch
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 8:45am

Today, representatives from the United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the government of Tanzania celebrated their continued partnership to advance quality education in Tanzania through the launch of the new Jifunze Uelewe (“Learn and Understand”) activity. The four and a half year, $38.5 million activity aims to sustainably improve the literacy and numeracy for all pre-primary and primary education learners in Morogoro, Iringa, Mtwara, Ruvuma, and Zanzibar.

The United States government celebrates five years of  improving the quality of HIV, TB, and family planning health services through USAID Boresha Afya North-Central and Southern Zone activities
Friday, November 12, 2021 - 12:15am

Representatives from the United States government and the government of Tanzania celebrated the achievements of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Boresha Afya (“Better Health”) North-Central and Southern Zone activities. Through strong collaboration and enduring partnership with the government of Tanzania, the $222 million dollar, five-year Boresha Afya activities improved health outcomes for millions of Tanzanians in 12 regions across the country.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is among the most pressing challenges to the health, well-being, and economic security of all people. We must work together to address this pandemic with urgency.” USAID Project Management Specialist Dr. Miriam Kombe
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 1:15pm

Today, in Dodoma, the United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) officially launched the Strengthening COVID-19 Case Management in Regional Referral Hospitals project. Key attendees were the Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response Dr. Elias Kwesi, and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Aifello Sichalwe. The new project aims to ensure health facilities provide the best care for COVID-19 patients with critical needs, ultimately improving their chances and speed of recovery. The project will strengthen health care workers’ management of these cases to enable an effective, lifesaving, and sustainable COVID-19 response.

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Last updated: May 17, 2022

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