Where We Work // Africa // Tanzania


Tanzania, including the semi-autonomous region of Zanzibar, has fewer than one doctor and two nurses or midwives per 10,000 people, far less than the minimum of 23 doctors and nurses per 10,000 people that the World Health Organization recommends. 

This health worker shortage exacerbates the country’s inability to offer universal HIV testing and to adequately care for the one million Tanzanian adults living with HIV and the two million Tanzanian children orphaned by the disease.

Selected Achievements

In Tanzania, IntraHealth has:

  • Helped provide HIV testing and counseling to over 1.1 million Tanzanians.
  • Provided voluntary male medical circumcision services, which can reduce a man’s risk of contracting HIV by 60%, to 315,000 Tanzanian men and boys in 3 regions.
  • Offered specialized clinical services to survivors of gender-based violence in urban and rural areas in 7 regions.
  • Installed an electronic human resources information system, iHRIS Manage, developed by IntraHealth, to help health leaders design and manage a comprehensive human resources strategy. We also trained local staff to use the software, and local partners to provide technical and management support to ensure the system’s sustainability.
  • Trained nearly 3,000 health workers to provide HIV testing and counseling services as well as voluntary male medical circumcision services.
  • Partnered with regional and district health management teams to train health workers and improve access to high-quality services in rural health facilities.

  • Developed and launched an immunization registry to digitize the stock management, service delivery, and administration for vaccinating 2 million babies per year.
More information is available in the country brief.

Current Projects (& Funders)


Key Local Partners

  • National AIDS Control Program
  • Ministry of Health and Social Welfare
  • Vodacom

Past Projects (& Funders)




Karen Blyth
Director for East Africa Programs







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