Dar es Salaam: On February 22, 2019, the United States Government partnered with the Tanzanian Government and 12 civil society organizations to strengthen the delivery of health services in the regions of Iringa, Njombe, Morogoro, Lindi and Mtwara. The United States Government’s donation of 2,160 bicycles will increase community health volunteers’ ability to provide services to HIV-positive clients in remote areas to improve access to lifesaving HIV care and treatment services.
During the handover ceremony, Chargé Patterson said, “Our partnership is an important step in helping empower communities to address the greatest barriers to improving their health. They will help the United States Government and our Tanzanian partners reach our shared goal of improving access to critical health services throughout southern Tanzania.”
The United States Government is working with the Government of Tanzania, civil society organizations, and communities to increase access to high quality, comprehensive and integrated health services, especially for women and youth, to improve the health status of all Tanzanians. The United States Government is a proud partner with the Government of Tanzania and civil society organizations in preventing, detecting, and responding to outbreaks of deadly infectious diseases, while helping the people of Tanzania and other African countries lead their own efforts.
The United States Government supported the donation through the United States Agency for International Development and its Boresha Afya Southern Zone program and with funding from the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.