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.

  • United Republic of Tanzania commemorates World No Tobacco Day 2017 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 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) 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 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 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.