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U.S. Government Supports Emergency Hiring of 100 Healthcare Professionals Contributing to Efforts in Response to COVID 19 in Zanzibar Isle

Health facilities across Tanzania have been chronically understaffed which affects quality of health service delivery

Today, in Unguja, the United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Afya Endelevu (“Sustainable Health”) activity, deployed one hundred health professionals to respond to the urgent needs around COVID-19. The health professionals will work in four ports of entry and 33 health facilities on COVID-19 prevention,…

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U.S. celebrates 5 years of caring for orphans and vulnerable children and empowering young people through USAID Kizazi Kipya

Participants discussed opportunities to further improve care for orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) and effective approaches to empowering young people

Today, representatives from the United States Government and the Government of Tanzania participated in a conference to celebrate achievements of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Kizazi Kipya (“New Generation”) activity. Participants discussed opportunities to further improve care for orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) and effective approaches to empowering…

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U.S. Government Hands Over Kits and Bicycles in Fight Against Tuberculosis and Provision of Family Planning Services

USAID’s Afya Shirikishi activity distributed the 710 bicycles and 859 sputum transportation boxes worth over 235 million Tanzanian shillings

On August 6, 2021, the United States government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the President’s Office – Regional Administration and Local Government handed over kits and bicycles to local beneficiaries. USAID’s Afya Shirikishi activity distributed the 710 bicycles and 859 sputum transportation boxes worth over…

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U.S. Government Hands Over Tuberculosis Diagnostic Equipment to Support Health Facilities in Tanzania

The equipment will strengthen tuberculosis (TB) diagnostic capacity which will ultimately result in an increase in TB cases identification and hence contribute to TB control in Tanzania

On August 4, 2021, the United States government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) transferred laboratory equipment worth TZS 424,361,043 (USD 182,993) to 19 health facilities in Katavi, Kigoma, Rukwa, and Songwe regions. The equipment will strengthen tuberculosis (TB) diagnostic capacity which will ultimately result in an…

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Overseas Criminal Investigation (OCI) Provides Training in Visa Security and Imposter Detection to Airline Workers in Dar Es Salaam

NAS and Swissport are contractors who provide frontline security/ticketing agents to assist various airlines at the Julius Nyerere International Airport

Over 75 airline workers from National Aviation Services (NAS), Swissport, and multiple airlines received training in U.S. visa security features and impostor detection in Dar es Salaam.  The training was provided by the office of overseas criminal investigation at the U.S. Embassy. NAS and Swissport are contractors who provide frontline…

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U.S. Embassy graduates English Language Program in Tanga and Unguja

During the graduation ceremony, Regional English Language Officer, George M. Chinnery commended the Access Program students for their dedication

On February 15 and 16, 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania awarded graduation certificates to the 47 students of the U.S. Embassy’s English ‘Access’ Microscholarship Program in Tanga (13 female and 12 male) and Unguja – Zanzibar (12 female and 10 male). These students successfully completed their two-year biweekly after-school…

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U.S. government celebrates training completion for the African Peacekeeping Rapid Reaction Program with equipment handover to Tanzanian People’s Defense Force (TPDF)

Dr. Inmi Patterson presided over the handover of $18 million-worth of equipment

The Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania Dr. Inmi Patterson presided over the handover of $18 million-worth of equipment and training to the Tanzanian People’s Defense Force (TPDF) as part of the African Peacekeeping Rapid Reaction Program (APRRP). APRRP is a partnership between the United States and six…

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U.S. Government handover 16 Motorcycles to President’s Office – Regional Administrator and Local Government (PORALG) for improved Community HIV Services

The motorcycles will be used to monitor the provision of social welfare services to vulnerable children and families

On January 23, 2020, the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), donated 16 Yamaha motorcycles and 800 filing cabinets to the Government of Tanzania. The motorcycles will be used to monitor the provision of social welfare services to vulnerable children and families. Community caseworkers are…

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Statement on Tanzanian Local Elections

The United States is deeply concerned by reports of irregularities in Tanzania’s November 24 local elections.  Election officials overwhelmingly excluded opposition candidates during the election process.  This troubling development calls into question the credibility of the election process and results.  The Government of Tanzania’s refusal to provide observation accreditation in…

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Chargé d’Affaires Inmi Patterson Travels to Mbeya

A key region for U.S. Government partnership with Tanzania, Mbeya hosts a wide range of American private-sector investment, as well as U.S. Government training and development assistance

From October 17 to 19, the Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam Dr. Inmi Patterson traveled to Mbeya, Tanzania to visit, and raise awareness of, U.S. efforts to empower local Tanzanians to develop healthy and educated communities, promote local and regional economies, and to support natural…