USAID Mission Director Andy Karas Visits Programs in Kigoma

Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA. Mission Director Andy Karas of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Tanzania met with local government officials and conducted site visits to U.S. government-supported programs in the Kigoma Region from January 29 through February 2, reviewing activities that support the Tanzanian government’s efforts in renewable energy, conservation, integrated reproductive and child health and malaria services, and support to refugees.

“It is a pleasure to visit the Kigoma region,” Mission Director Karas said during a visit to a community outreach activity and a health facility supported by USAID’s flagship health program Boresha Afya. “The work being done by our Tanzanian counterparts is as inspirational as it is impactful. We are proud to partner with Tanzanians to build a healthy, prosperous, and secure Tanzania.”

Kigoma has long been home to U.S. government development assistance efforts, including USAID’s nearly two-decade partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) to protect and restore habitats in the Greater Gombe Ecosystem. JGI, with U.S. Government support, has since grown to address conservation by working with communities on sustainable eco-enterprises, family planning, and employment.

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