The Benjamin W. Mkapa Foundation has celebrated reaching 11 million people directly and indirectly through various interventions carried by the Foundation. This celebration was held amid the 10th consultative meeting between BMF board of Trustees, Management Team and staffs which took place at White Sands Hotel in Dar es Salaam on 24th January 2018.


The Settlor of BMF, H.E Benjamin W. Mkapa, cutting the cake to celebrates BMF reaching 11 million people in Tanzania. Standing close to him is CEO of BMF, Dr. Ellen Mkondya-Senkoro and BMF Board of Trustee member Eng. Ladislaus Salema and BMF Staffs

The half day event was graced by H.E Benjamin W. Mkapa, the Settlor of BMF and Former President of the URT. The event was also joined by representative from Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children and other government institution such as TACAIDS and NACP. The program of the event started with an internal meeting to reflect the Foundation’s achievements attained over the financial year 2016/17, the challenges and opportunities that arises in the course of program implementation.

Presenting at the meeting, the CEO of BMF, Dr. Ellen Mkondya-Senkoro shared the Foundations progress updates until June 2017 in relation to Programmes, Financial and Institutional developments. The presentation reflected the major BMF achievements within each Key Result Areas (KRAs), encountered challenges that were noted as Opportunities for Development and the Way forward.

Also the Managing Director of Imara Horizon, Mr. Deusdedit Rutazaha gave an update on the progress of Imara Horizon Company, which is a subsidiary company established as a special purpose vehicle for BMF.


BMF’s Board of Trustees member whom acted as the chairperson of the meeting Dr. Yahya Ipuge speaking at the 10th annual consultative meeting held on 24th January 2018 in Dar.

Moreover the internal meeting the representative from the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, shared status and factors surrounding the health sector in regards to Human Resource for Health. It was observed that there is still a critical challenge in relation to the production of health workers and the ratio to which they are absorbed by the government.


Mr. Issa Mmbaga, Education Coordinator from the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children giving a presentation at the 10th annual consultative meeting held in Dar.

Preceding the internal meeting the Settlor joined all BMF’s staff for a get together lunch to celebrate reaching 11 million people through various interventions carried over the cause of 11 years of operationalization. The celebration went along with giving awards for best employee, leadership and long term service awards.


The Settlor awarding the winner of employee of the year 2016/17 Ms. Christina Godfrey – Program Officer Policy and Advocacy.

The 2016/17 best employee award went to Ms. Christina Godfrey – Program Officer Policy and Advocacy, Leadership award was presented to Dr. Happiness Wilbroad – Program Manager Community and Social Welfare. Ms. Rahel Sheiza – Director of Programs and Hyasinta Stephen – Office Management Assistant were honored for the 10 years and Mr. Hija Matotola – Logistic Assistant Cum Driver was was honored for 5 years with the Foundation


The Settlor awarding the winner of leadership award 2016/17 Dr. Happiness Wilbroad – Program Manager Community and Social Welfare.

Greeting the BMF staffs and invited guests the Settlor congratulated the team for their dedication towards achieving the Foundation’s objectives. He urged the team to continue with the same spirit of hard work to enable the Foundation

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OFFICIAL PORTRAIT: On 29 December 2017, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore at UNICEF House. Ms. Fore, who begins her tenure on 1 January 2018, is UNICEF’s seventh Executive Director. Official portrait of UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore at UNICEF Headquarters

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, Management & Staff of the Benjamin W. Mkapa Foundation (BMF), we extend our heartily congratulations to you on your appointment as the new Executive Director of UNICEF.

The Mkapa Foundation is honoured to sustain our cooperation with the UNICEF at the Global and Country level offices. We believe your appointment is a reflection of the noble and historical milestones you registered as champion for social and economic global development at different capacities you have served within the public service, private sector, non-profit organization and philanthropic environment.

We are observing this historical moment with great enthusiasm of having a leader for an institution that fights for the rights of every child across the globe.

The Mkapa Foundation is a non- state Tanzanian Institution founded by the Former President of United Republic of Tanzania, His Excellency Benjamin William Mkapa in April 2006, with the major objective of complementing the national efforts in advancing the health sector development. Our vision is to be a hub of innovation for ensuring equitable, accessible and quality health services delivery in Tanzania. Our major key results areas which have registered success in Tanzania include, improved HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Reproductive Maternal and Newborn health services and addressing the Human Resources for Health crisis.

We hereby reiterate our commitment to continue reinforcing cooperation with the UNICEF, the Government of Tanzania, Development partners and Non State Actors in implementation of the National frameworks and the Sustainable Development Goals, focused on health sector.

Once again, our heartily congratulations and wishing you the very best.


Dr. Ellen Mkondya-Senkoro

Chief Executive Officer

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