Dar es Salaam – The U.S. Government through a United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Boresha Afya program provided two Toyota Land cruiser vehicles to the President’s Office of Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG). The two vehicles will be used by Regional Health Management Teams in Lindi and Mtwara to help support monitoring of HIV, family planning, tuberculosis, malaria, nutrition, gender, community and other health related activities in the regions.
Speaking during the handover ceremony, the USAID Acting Mission Director, David Thompson, thanked the Government of Tanzania for its commitment to improve the health status of all Tanzanians. Acting Mission Director Thompson noted, “Through this donation, the U.S. Government is partnering with the Government of Tanzania to increase access to high quality, comprehensive, and integrated health services in communities in Lindi and Mtwara, with a specific focus on women and youth.”
The Minister of State in the President’s Office of Regional Administration and Local Government, Honrable Selemani Said Jafo, attended the event and expressed the Government of Tanzania’s appreciation for the strong health partnership between the American and Tanzanian people.
About USAID Boresha Afya Southern Zone
The USAID Boresha Afya Southern Zone is a five-year (1 October 2016 – 30 September 2021) program supported by the U.S. Government through USAID. Deloitte Consulting Limited implements the program in 43 councils of Iringa, Njombe, Morogoro, Lindi, Mtwara and Ruvuma regions with its technical partners Family Health International (FHI360), EngenderHealth and Management and Development for Health. The purpose of USAID Boresha Afya Southern Zone is to increase access to high quality, comprehensive, and integrated health services in communities we serve, especially for women and youth with a focus on maternal, neonatal, child, and reproductive health and nutritional outcomes.