United Republic of Tanzania WHO Country Office

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The mission of the WHO United Republic of Tanzania Country Office is to promote the attainment of the highest sustainable level of health by all people living in the United Republic of Tanzania through collaboration with the government and other partners in health development and the provision of technical and logistic support to country programmes.

The WHO Country Office supports National Health Authorities. In addition, it also coordinates and builds partnerships with sister UN agencies, other multilateral and bilateral agencies, learning and research institutions, civil society (NGOs and CBOs) and professional associations. WHO is a major advocate of sector-wide approaches (SWAPs) in health.

The WHO Country Office was officially established in May 1963 and it is currently situated along Luthuli Road in Ocean Road area. Since its establishment, and in line with the Organization's mandate, the WHO Country Office works closely with the National Health Authorities, both in Zanzibar as well as in Tanzania Mainland.


  • Burundian crisis triggers emerging humanitarian emergency in Tanzania Brazzaville/ Dar es Salaam, 19 May 2015 – A severe humanitarian crisis is developing in Tanzania as thousands of refugees from Burundi seek asylum due to escalating political tensions. The situation is especially worrisome in Kagunga village in Tanzania where the original population of 11 382 has increased to over 90 000 since the crisis began in April 2015.
  • WHO provides equipment for Ebola and Pandemic Influenza preparedness in Tanzania Dar es Salaam, 20 February 2015 - The WHO Tanzania country office provided the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare equipment to strengthen Ebola and pandemic influenza preparedness in the country. Items handed over included: heavy duty personal protective equipment (PPEs ) for Ebola such as gumboots, heavy duty gloves and aprons, protective goggles, sprayers and cadaver bags, laboratory incubator, 10 computers, 10 UPS and 12 printers, all worth a total of US$ 46 070 equivalent to Tanzania Shillings 83…
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine stakeholders’ meeting kicks off in United Republic of Tanzania Dar es Salaam, 18 February 2015 - The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare with support from the World Health Organization, held the 2nd stakeholders’ meeting to review implementation of the first year of the HPV Demonstration Project in the Kilimanjaro region. The HPV Demonstration Project launched early in 2014 aims to demonstrate how the HPV vaccine targeting girls aged 9 to 13 years can be delivered in routine settings while looking at implications on coverage, feasibility, acceptability and cost.
  • The United Republic of Tanzania hosts a high level sensitization meeting on Ebola Virus Disease country preparedness Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - 16th January 2015 - The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) in collaboration with the Prime Ministers’ Office, Department of Disaster Management (PMO-DMD) for the first time held the high level sensitization meeting to discuss Ebola Virus Disease country preparedness. The meeting which took place in Dar es Salaam was officiated by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Donan Mmbando and Representative of the Permanent Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office, Mr. Harrison…
  • The United Republic of Tanzania hosts the human resource for Health Production Plan Workshop: 9th-12th june, 2014. On the 9th – 12th June, 2014, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare with support from the World Health Organization, held a stakeholders’ workshop to discuss the Human Resource for Health (HRH) Production Plan in Dar es Salaam. The HRH production plan had three stages; the first stage was the orientation of the methodology and use of the HRH production plan tool which took place early last year, the second stage was the collection of data to feed into…