For Immediate Release

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Lindi Region – The United States government expanded its anti-malaria support to Tanzania with the handover of key tools to support case workers in southern Tanzania including Lindi Region. Through the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) Dhibiti (Control) Malaria project, which is jointly implemented by USAID and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC, the United States provided nearly Tsh 47.5 million worth of bicycles, smart phones, scales, thermometers, and other tools to 75 integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) providers from nine councils in the Lindi, Mtwara, Ruvuma, and Pwani regions of Tanzania.

Recruited with the participation of leaders from their respective communities and trained with support provided in partnership with PMI, the newly trained iCCM providers now have the tools they need to better diagnose and treat malaria, pneumonia, and diarrhea in children in some of southern Tanzania's most underserved and hard-to-reach communities.

Speaking at the handover event, Lindi Regional Administrative Secretary Honorable Zuwena Omary thanked the United States for reducing the malaria burden in the region and expressed the Government of Tanzania’s appreciation for the generosity of the American people and for their continued support to organizations that implement malaria programs in Tanzania.

“We believe iCCM providers will complement facility-level support services, contribute to reducing malaria, and move toward the long-term goal of malaria elimination,” said USAID Project Specialist Albert Ikonje speaking at the handover event.

Since 2006, the U.S. government has contributed more than $747 million to combat malaria, aligning its support with Tanzania’s national strategic efforts. This support has contributed to a drop in malaria prevalence from 14 percent in 2015 to eight percent in 2022, according to the 2022 Tanzania Demographic Health Survey/Malaria Indicator Survey. PMI Dhibiti (Control) Malaria, a $27 million project, implemented by Population Services International Tanzania, runs from 2022–2027.

For more information, please contact the USAID/Tanzania Development Outreach and Communications Team at

In Photo: (Second from left). Stella Kajange, PORALG - Malaria Coordinator, (Fourth from left) Guest of Honor, Zuwena Omary, Lindi Regional Administrative Secretary and Albert Ikonje, USAID Project Management Specialist at the handover of essential tools to community case workers in Lindi, Southern Tanzania.
Photo Credit: Adrian Mgaya, USAID.
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