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Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 8:45am

Morogoro – 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.

Despite the rapid growth of access to education in Tanzania, the quality of education and learning outcomes remains lower than in peer countries. With the introduction of fee-free basic education, the number of teachers does not match the increased student demand, particularly from children with disabilities. This negatively impacts education quality, evidenced by early-grade reading scores dropping from 12 percent of second graders reading at grade level in 2013 to only 5.4 percent reading at grade level in 2017.

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.

Community Health and Systems Strengthening Program
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 4:30am

Dar es Salaam: On July 16, representatives from the United States Government and the Government of Tanzania participated in a virtual conference where they discussed achievements and next steps for health systems strengthening in Tanzania, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Community Health and Social Welfare Systems Strengthening Program (CHSSP). CHSSP used a systems strengthening approach in line with the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief goals to assist the Government of Tanzania to control the HIV epidemic.

This support complements the $1 million recently announced by USAID in COVID-19 relief funds, for a total of $3.4 million in new resources for Tanzania.
Friday, May 22, 2020 - 8:30am

The United States has announced an additional $2.4 million (5.6 billion Tanzanian shillings), through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in health assistance funds for the strengthening of laboratory capacity for optimal diagnostics,  risk-communications, water and sanitation, the prevention and control of infections, public health messaging, and more. This support complements the $1 million recently announced COVID-19 relief funds, for a total of $3.4 million in new resources for Tanzania.  In addition, the U.S. government has directed existing $1.9 million to address COVID-19 for a total of $5.3 million (12.2 billion Tanzanian shillings).

The Rukwa Referral Hospital Art Group puts on a nutrition stage play at the launch of the Lishe Endevelu ("Sustainable Nutrition") activity.
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.

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.

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