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Friday, May 31, 2019 - 3:00am


On May 30, 2019, the United States Government launched the Lishe Endelevu (“Sustainable Nutrition”) activity at Kizitwe in Sumbawanga Municipality, Rukwa region. This new program will reduce stunting in children, increase the proportion of children with a diet of regular and healthy meals, and improve nutrition for women of childbearing age.

Lishe Endelevu, funded by the U.S. Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Save the Children, exhibits the long-standing partnership between the United States and Tanzania in pursuit of improving the lives of Tanzanians.  “The U.S. Government joins the Government of Tanzania in recognizing that healthy children are the future leaders of Tanzania. Improved nutrition will give children in Tanzania the opportunity to reach their full potential in health, education, and future productivity,” said USAID Mission Director, Andy Karas, during the launch.

Abella Bateyunga (right) from the Tanzania Bora Initiative receives Advancing Youth grant for 209,057,674 TZ shillings. Abella is accompanied, from left to right, by Mbeya Regional Commissioner, J. Chalamila; PO-RALG Minister, Selemani Jafo; USAID Mission Director, Andrew Karas; and USAID Private Sector and Youth Project Management Specialist Joyce Mndambi.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 4:45am

On May 29, 2019, the United States Government disbursed grants worth a total of $750,000 to nine institutions that support job creation, entrepreneurship, leadership, and healthy living among youth. The grants are supported by the Feed the Future Tanzania Advancing Youth activity, funded by the United States Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and are expected to create 950 jobs for youth in 700 new or improved youth-led enterprises across the regions of Iringa, Mbeya, and Zanzibar.

Participants and instructors from the Landscape Climate-Smart Agriculture Pilot Course.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 9:45am

Key decision-makers and stakeholders from selected regions and districts in Tanzania are convening in Morogoro, March 25–29, for a U.S. Government-funded training on how to plan for and support smallholder farmers to cope with climate change and implement climate-smart agriculture. A similar training will be conducted in Ungunja, Zanzibar, April 1–5.

On March 21, 2019, Andrew Karas, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., handed over to the Rufiji and Wami Ruvu Water Basin Boards equipment and assessment tools to monitor and sustainably manage water resources.
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 10:00am

On March 21, 2019, the U.S. Government handed over water monitoring equipment to the Rufiji and Wami/Ruvu Water Basin Boards. The equipment and additional services will help the boards’ collect and analyze data on the quality and quantity of water. Improved water monitoring will aid the districts in making informed decisions on water allocation to sustainably manage and protect water resources for future generations.

Chargé d'Affaires Inmi Patterson shakes hands with Community Health Volunteer Joyce Paulo
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 3:30am


Dar es Salaam - On February 22, 2019, the United States Government partnered with the Tanzanian Government and 12 civil society organizations to strengthen the delivery of health services in the regions of Iringa, Njombe, Morogoro, Lindi and Mtwara. The United States’ Government’s donation of 2,160 bicycles will increase community health volunteers’ ability to provide services to HIV-positive clients in remote areas to improve access to lifesaving HIV care and treatment services.

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 2:30am

On November 5, 2018, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Inmi Patterson and Minister of State for Union Affairs and Environment January Makamba launched a five-year, $20 million USD activity to improve large-scale landscape management across western Tanzania. The Landscape Conservation in Western Tanzania activity, funded by the United States government through the U.S. Agency for International Development, is a collaboration with the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI).

The Feed the Future Tanzania Advancing Youth activity disbursed six grants worth $527,000 to small businesses and private organizations from Iringa, Mbeya and Zanzibar.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 2:30am

Today, Terhi Majanen, Director of the United State Agency for International Development’s Economic Growth Office at the Embassy of the United States of America in Dar es Salaam, disbursed six grants worth $527,000 to small businesses and private organizations from Iringa, Mbeya and Zanzibar.  

The U.S. Embassy’s Advancing Youth program supports activities that empower young people, ages 15-35, in rural Tanzania to enhance their employability, business savvy, leadership skills, health life skills and participation in civic life.

Kilosa District Commissioner Adam Mboyi and USAID Tanzania Deputy Mission Director Catie Lott at the commissioning of the Msowero village water supply system in Morogoro Region.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 1:45am

Today, the Government of Tanzania and the U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), commissioned a community-supported water supply scheme in Msowero village in Kilosa District Council, Morogoro Region. This scheme is part of a broader program to improve water systems in the Morogoro and Iringa regions. It will provide access to safe and clean drinking water to nearly 14,000 people.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 8:45am

Dodoma, Tanzania - July 17th, 2018 - The United States Government handed over a Toyota Land Cruiser vehicle to the Government of Tanzania at Mkapa House car park in Dodoma on July 17, 2018, through the Community Health and Social Welfare System Strengthening Program (CHSSP) to improve access to remote areas and enhance monitoring of community-based HIV/AIDs, and orphans and vulnerable children programs.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 9:00am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Coca Cola Foundation (TCCF), through their Water and Development Alliance (WADA) global partnership, commemorated the launch of activities that will transform the lives of more than 70,000 rural Tanzanians. The Coca-Cola Foundation and USAID are supporting project activities with a combined investment of more than $1 million, primarily focused on an innovative water access project.

Last updated: August 19, 2019

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