United Republic of Tanzania WHO Country Office

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The mission of the WHO Tanzania Country Office is to promote the attainment of the highest sustainable level of health by all people living in 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 in the Tanzania 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 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…
  • The World Health Organization hands over Elisa Reader Machines to the Ministry Of Health And Social Welfare to strengthen new vaccine surveillance On the 9th of June, 2014, the WHO Country Office handed over to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, three ELISA Reader machines to strengthen new vaccine surveillance in the country. Tanzania currently has 7 new vaccine Sentinel Sites for surveillance of Rotavirus Gastroenteritis (RGS) and Paediatric Bacterial Meningitis which aim to monitor the impact of the new vaccines in reducing disease incidence. The 3 ELISA Reader machines handed over are worth a total of USD 24,000 equivalent to…
  • The regional commissioners’ briefing meeting on Dengue Fever prevention and control On 7th June 2014, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) in collaboration with the Prime Minister’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government (PMORALG) held a meeting gathering Regional Commissioners (RCs) from the 27 regions to brief them on Dengue Fever prevention and control. The half-day meeting officiated by the Hon. Minister for PMORALG, Ms. Hawa Ghasia (MP) was in the effort to strengthen the national response to the on-going dengue fever outbreak in the country, officially declared on…
  • WHO improves district health service delivery through the Peer Learning District Initiative The Peer Learning District Initiative The Peer Learning District Initiative was born following concerns raised by stakeholders about the level of performance of district health systems in Tanzania. The idea is for districts that are lagging behind to learn from districts that have made progress in improving health service provision.   “The initiative aims to demonstrate that with good management and efficient use of existing resources, it is possible to get better health outcomes”, says Dr. Rufaro Chatora, the WHO Representative…
  • The United Nations in Tanzania recognized for improving Maternal, Newborn and Child Health The United Republic of Tanzania is among the eight countries piloting Delivering as One (DaO) since 2007 as part of the UN Reform. Consequently the UN in Tanzania is mandated to innovate and experiment with ways of planning, implementing and reporting as One for enhanced coherence, effectiveness and efficiency through the UN Development Assistance Plan (UNDAP) 2011-2015. The Health and Nutrition Working Group is among the ten Working Groups of the UNDAP which provides technical engagement and comprehensive capacity building…