United Republic of Tanzania WHO Country Office

The WHO United Republic of Tanzania Country Office promotes 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.

  • The Annual Conference for Regional and District Medical Officers kicks off in the United Republic of Tanzania, 8th -11th September, 2015. Dar es Salaam, 9 September 2015 - The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare with support from the World Health Organization, is hosting the Annual Conference for Regional and District Medical Officers to deliberate on how to strengthen health service delivery in the country.
  • Cholera outbreak threatens four regions in Tanzania Dar es Salaam, 4 September 2015 – An on-going large-scale cholera outbreak has left thirteen people dead and affected 815 people in Dar es Salaam, Morogoro, Pwani and Iringa regions in Tanzania. WHO has ramped up its emergency response to support Tanzania's Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) to prevent more cases and treat people who have contracted the water-borne disease. But additional resources are urgently needed to contain further spread of the disease.
  • WHO supports the cholera outbreak response efforts in Dar es Salaam, Morogoro and Pwani Regions in Tanzania Dar es Salaam, 28 August 2015 - The WHO Tanzania Country Office provided the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare water treatment supplies and disinfectants to strengthen the Cholera Outbreak response in the country. Items handed over included: 1,000 cartons of Water Guard (2,400,000 tablets) and 100 litres of Cresol Saponated Liquid (LYSOL), all worth a total of US$ 21,130 equivalent to Tanzania Shillings TShs 42,260,000. In addition to these items, WHO has committed to provide funds nearly TShs 174,000,000/=…
  • WHO mobilizes 164 500 doses of oral cholera vaccine to help control the cholera outbreak in Tanzania Kigoma, 18 June 2015 – The cholera risk remains high in villages around entry points for asylum seekers in Kigoma region, Western Tanzania. The daily influx of asylum seekers has caused the population in the Nyarugusu camp in Tanzania to swell to over 55 500.
  • Strengthening the Pharmaceutical System in the United Republic of Tanzania The United Republic of Tanzania is one of 15 countries that is being supported by the Renewed Partnership, a collaborative initiative between the European Union (EU), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP), which aims to improve patient health outcomes, achieve health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and attain universal health coverage.