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Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 5:45am

Zanzibar November 30, 2021 – 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 Mission Director, V. Kate Somvongsiri, noted that “the U.S. government is committed to supporting Tanzania’s youth and both the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar and the Government of Tanzania to achieve Vision 2020 and Vision 2025, which aim to uplift Tanzanian lives.”

Zanzibar’s First Vice President and USAID Mission Director met 45 Advancing Youth beneficiaries who demonstrated how they process their products including yogurt, fruit jams, honey, foods, and moringa powder. 

Grant Recipients for November 2021

 

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.

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.

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Last updated: December 01, 2021

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