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Coronavirus – Tanzania: U.S. donates an additional 1.6 million COVID-19 vaccines to Tanzania

The U.S. government has so far donated over 4.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Tanzania

Tanzania accepted delivery of over 1.6 million Pfizer BioNTech vaccines donated by the government of the United States through the global COVAX vaccine sharing initiative. Dar es Salaam Regional Medical Officer Dr. Rashid Mfaume officially received the donation from U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Health Office Director Ananthy Thambinayagam…

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U.S. Seeks to Empower Women Business Leaders in Tanzania through Trade and Investment

During the event, a group of Tanzanian businesswomen shared market insights with more than 125 U.S. companies interested in exploring business opportunities in the region

On Tuesday, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for the Middle East and Africa, Camille Richardson, convened a virtual meeting to help facilitate the development of partnerships between women entrepreneurs in the United States and Tanzania. The “Connecting with Women Entrepreneurs in Tanzania & Beyond” event hosted by Deputy Assistant Secretary…

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U.S. Commits to the Fight Against Human Trafficking in Tanzania

Since the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) in 2000, the United States’ commitment to combat human trafficking has only grown

On December 30, 2021, President Biden proclaimed January 2022 as National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. An estimated 24.9 million people are trapped in some form of human trafficking worldwide, including in the United States, and COVID-19 continues to make millions more vulnerable to exploitation by human traffickers. Human trafficking robs millions…

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Re-Opening of the American Corner Pemba

American Corners are locally led spaces that enhance educational opportunities

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the re-opening of its American Corner in Pemba, located inside the main the Public Library in Chake Chake, on Pemba Island, Zanzibar.  The Corner provides access to free computers with Internet access, EducationUSA advising, English clubs for students who are in secondary school,…

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The United States government celebrates five years of improving youth and adolescent girls’ education

The event celebrated and highlighted the successes and sustainability of the U.S. Government investments in the Waache Wasome youth activity

On December 07, the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), celebrated advancements to youth and girls’ education made through five years of the Waache Wasome (“Let Them Learn”) activity. The event celebrated and highlighted the successes and sustainability of the U.S. Government investments in the…

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Zanzibar First Vice President and USAID/Tanzania Mission Director Hand Over Grants to Zanzibar Youth Organizations

Met 45 Advancing Youth beneficiaries who demonstrated how they process their products including yogurt, fruit jams, honey, foods, and moringa powder

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…

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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…