Tanzania Press Material

United Republic of Tanzania commemorates World No Tobacco Day 2017

05 June 2017

Rally in session Dar es Salaam, 31 May 2017 - This year, the United Republic of Tanzania joined the world to commemorate World No Tobacco Day to raise awareness on health, additional risks and dangers associated with tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke. Commemorations under the theme "Tobacco – a threat to development" took place at the University of Dar es Salaam premises.


WHO supports training for Rapid Response Teams

19 May 2017

Training in session Dar es Salaam, 20-28 April 2017 : WHO supported a Training of Trainers for Rapid Response Teams (RRT) from 20 – 28 April 2017 in Bagamoyo. The training aimed at equipping training coordinators with skills for planning, organizing, and mounting a rapid response to emergencies.


Zanzibar conducts joint external evaluation of core capacities of the International Health Regulations (IHR)

24 April 2017

Zanzibar, 24 April 2017 : WHO and partners supported the Zanzibar Island to conduct a Joint External Evaluation (JEE) for IHR Core Capacities. The event was officiated by the Minister of Education and Vocational Training, Honorable Riziki Pembe Juma. Also present during the occasion were the Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Ms. Asha Abdala, Directors from the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Livestock, Disaster Risk Management, and, representatives of various sectors and agencies and the external evaluators.


WHO and partners develop a Costed National Action Plan for Health Security

05 April 2017

Ministry of Health and Partners during the costing exercise Dar es Salaam, 20-23 February 2017 - This year, Tanzania made history by being the first country in the WHO African region and globally to develop a Costed National Action Plan for Health Security (NAPHS). The journey has not been easy, because it has taken over a year after the country completed the Joint External Evaluation (JEE) in February 2016. The processes of developing of the NAPHS, began in June 2016, 3 months after the JEE was completed. The NAPHS…


WHO strengthens capacity for vaccine transportation

21 March 2017

Dr. Richard Banda, OIC-WHO Tanzania handing over keys to the Minister for Health, Hon. Ummy Mwalimu Dar es Salaam, 21 March 2016 : Tanzania is party to the Addis Declaration on Immunization which is a historic and timely pledge to ensure that all children in Africa have the full benefits of immunization. The declaration among other things commits to increase vaccine related funding, strengthening supply chain and delivery systems, and making universal access to vaccines a cornerstone of health and development efforts.


Strengthening adaptation and resilience to climate change in Tanzania

09 March 2017

Ministry of Health,Tanzania delegate visiting a protected borehole constructed within a community facing drought as a result of climate change in Ethiopia Dar es Salaam, 7-9 March 2017 : Climate change has been recognized as a major global health threat of the 21st century. Its effects are already happening and are expected to have complex, long term consequences to the livelihood, environment and the health sector including in Tanzania. In recognizing the devastating impact of climate change, the Government of Tanzania has put in place a number of initiatives to address the challenges of climate change. These include the National Adaptation Programme…


Pioneering methadone programme in Dar es Salaam gives hope to thousands

24 August 2016

Dr Pilly Sahid and Yusuf Ahmed Mzitto, known as "Kessy", at the Mwananyamala District Hospital’s methadone clinic in Dar es Salaam. 24 August 2016 - In a discreet corner of the Mwananyamala District Hospital grounds, in the United Republic of Tanzania’s largest city Dar es Salaam, a group of young people queue outside a small window for their daily dose of methadone. Others are taking refuge from the intense heat in the few shady spots available in the dusty yard behind the low building housing the clinic. In recent years, Dar es Salaam has seen an increase in illicit drug use,…


WHO observation, assessment and support mission of the cholera outbreak response in Zanzibar

25 April 2016

The President of Zanzibar, Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein meeting with Dr Rufaro Chatora and Dr. Ghirmay Andemichael The World Health Organization Country Representative in Tanzania, Dr Rufaro Chatora, has just completed a multi-purpose mission which included observation, assessment and support of the cholera outbreak response in Zanzibar.  WHO has been concerned about the persistence of the outbreak in Zanzibar, and hence Dr Chatora’s mission also to strengthening the on-going interventions through high level advocacy so as to bring the outbreak into immediate control.