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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.

The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Ng’wilabuzu Ndatwa Ludigija, District Commissioner of Ilala, handed over income generating business startup kits and office materials to local beneficiaries.  They provide means for youths to excel in fields such as tailoring, carpentry, masonry, baking, plumbing, hair dressing, catering, and food production.
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 11:30am

Today, the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Ng’wilabuzu Ndatwa Ludigija, District Commissioner of Ilala, handed over income generating business startup kits and office materials to local beneficiaries. The business startup kits were distributed through USAID’s Kizazi Kipya (“New Generation”) activity. They provide means for youths to excel in fields such as tailoring, carpentry, masonry, baking, plumbing, hair dressing, catering, and food production.

U.S. Ambassador Inaugurates New Zanzibar Public Health Emergency Operations Center & Announces Increased Support for COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 12:15pm

U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania Dr. Donald Wright today announced new U.S. support for the Zanzibar Ministry of Health’s efforts to detect and respond to disease outbreaks, particularly the COVID-19 pandemic. Ambassador Wright made the announcement during the Inauguration Ceremony of the new Zanzibar Public Health Emergency Operations Center (ZPHEOC), which was established with support from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Fund. Ambassador Wright inaugurated the facility in the presence of Zanzibar Minister of Health Nassor Mazrui. Also in attendance were Dr. Ghirmay Andemichael, World Health Organization Representative, and Nelson Msuya, Representative of the Global Fund.

“Education serves as a driver for all other development and for the reduction of extreme poverty.”
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 3:30pm

Tanzania – on April 20, the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), held a live webinar to celebrate advancements to basic education made through five years of the Tusome Pamoja (“Let’s Read Together”) activity and two years of the Hesabu na Elimu Jumuishi (“Inclusive Arithmetic and Education”) activity.

In 2020, 470,000 structures were treated with indoor-residual spray. As a result, 2.5 million people were better protected from malaria.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 10:15am

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – This past year, COVID-19 created an unprecedented global crisis. Yet malaria has long been a crisis in Tanzania. The United States is proud to support Tanzania to continue its fight against malaria. The efforts Tanzania has taken to sustain essential malaria services are saving many lives. 

A nurse monitors a patient’s condition using a Pulse Oximeter that was part of the donation of $400,000 worth of medical supplies provided by the American people through the U.S. Agency for International Development to the Zanzibar Ministry of Health
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 4:15am

USAID’s Global Health Supply Chain activity recently procured respiratory and sanitation supplies valued at $400,000. The supplies were delivered over the past month to the Port of Zanzibar and onward to public medical facilities through the central medical store. The shipment includes respiratory equipment such as pulse oximeters, pediatric and adult nasal cannulas, masks; and sanitation supplies such as backpack sprayers, and biohazard disposal bags.

These funds will ultimately help maintain critical food assistance to refugees here in Tanzania. The contribution comprises $6 million in cash for commodity procurements in the local market, and $2 million of in-kind assistance in the form of yellow split peas.
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 11:30am

Today, at the Tanzania Port Authority, the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), contributed $8 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in order to maintain critical food assistance for refugees living in Nduta, Mtendeli and Nyarugusu camps in north-western Tanzania.

USAID Kizazi Kipya will use its existing networks to provide iCHF/iTIKA cards to nearly 93,000 vulnerable households with a total reach of over 360,000 people.
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 4:15am

Dodoma: Today, Minister of State for the President’s Office - Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG), the Honorable Suleiman Jafo, launched a new initiative to distribute improved Community Health Fund (iCHF)/improved Tiba kwa Kadi (iTIKA) cards to vulnerable households. To reach these households, PO-RALG has partnered with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and The President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), through their Kizazi Kipya (“New Generation”) project, which supports orphans and vulnerable children.

TMA’s Manager for Environment & Research Ms. Sarah Osima signs off on the official handover agrometeorological supplies with FAO’s National Project Coordinator Mr. Diomedes Kalisa (right) and In Country Coordinator Ms. Rebecca Mwasyoke of Washington State University International Development Office (left). Since 2015, USAID has funded the “Building Capacity for Resilient Food Security Project,” which provides technical assistance and funding to TMA.
Friday, January 29, 2021 - 12:45am

On Tuesday, January 19, the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Natio­ns (FAO) handed-over weather monitoring tools to the Tanzania Meteorological Authority (TMA). Supplies include pH meters, standard rain gauges, measuring cylinders and bottles, a desktop computer, and the development of a new database server.

USAID Promoting Tanzania’s Environment, Conservation, and Tourism (PROTECT) Webinar
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 1:15am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Promoting Tanzania’s Environment, Conservation, and Tourism (PROTECT) project held a live webinar to celebrate five-years of safeguarding Tanzania’s biodiversity and tourism-driven economy.

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