About BMF

The Benjamin William Mkapa Foundation is a Trust and non-profit making Institution, established and incorporated under the Trustees Incorporation Ordinance, CAP 375.

Officially registered on 13th April 2006, the Foundation aims to supplement and complement the development efforts of the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania.

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Healthy lives and well-being for all, in Tanzania and the rest of Africa


To contribute towards attainment of better health outcomes through innovative health and related system solutions


Excellence: We strive for the highest technical and professional standards; celebrate innovation, learning and service.

Innovation: We strive to be proactive; creative and committed to continuous improvement.

Integrity: We are committed to professional ethics, transparency, impartiality responsibility and accountability in our actions.

Equity: We ensure non-discrimination, inclusion and fairness, in all dealings of the foundation.

Collaboration: We foster and believe in diversity, unique contribution of our employees and partners through

Dr. Adeline Kimambo

Message from the BMF’s Chair of the Board of Trustees


A Happy New year to you all!

As we enter another year of 2023, we are reminded of the important vision that was left behind by Our Founding Settlor, the Late Benjamin William Mkapa, Third President of the United Republic of Tanzania, also known as “The Voice of the South.” He dedicated his life to carrying the torch for an HIV/AIDS free generation by collaborating with like-minded global leaders. His words continue to inspire us as we strive to achieve this goal, reminding us that the combined efforts and local knowledge of all stakeholders are essential in eradicating poverty and ensuring health and well-being for all. As we move forward, let us honor his legacy by continuing to work towards this important vision.

We are honoured and delighted having on board our new Settlor, His Excellency Dr. Hussein Ali Mwinyi, President of Zanzibar and Chairman of the Revolutionary Council as of January 2022 who has continued steering the governance leadership of the Mkapa  Foundation, in order to impact the lives of the targeted population in Tanzania Mainland, Zanzibar and rest of Africa.  We are further pleased that, he has continued leading and ensuring the dream of sustainability of local organizations such as the Mkapa Foundation which is key for bringing development change in our own settings.



We thank Our Settlor for leading the fundraising event on 13th July 2022 for the Endowment Fund which was established in 2021 and we remain committed to continuing raising resources in 2023 and beyond. The intention is to improve human capital development,  which is a critical building block in achieving resilient and sustainable health systems in resource-constrained settings like Tanzania. On this ground, please play your part in donating to the Endowment Fund through in-kind material and financial support. For more information about the Endowment Fund, please click here.

Last but not least,  I would like to take this opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to working in partnership with the Government, Development Partners, Private Sector, Civil Society Organizations, Faith Based Organizations, and the Community to continue changing the lives of many. We look forward to continuing our efforts to make a meaningful and lasting impact to the community.

Thank You.

Dr. Adeline Kimambo

Chair of the Board of Trustees.

Dr. Ellen Mkondya-Senkoro

Message from BMF’s CEO

Happy New Year 2023 to Our Esteemed Stakeholders and Partners.


As we look back on a challenging 2022 marked by the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic to the health sector, the Benjamin William Mkapa Foundation has emerged stronger and more resilient. We are optimistic about our work to improve the health sector and continue to create stakeholder value during this year 2023. The pandemic has presented us with opportunities to adapt and modify our business model, and our efforts to mitigate its impact have been successful.

In the past year, we achieved important milestones in serving the underserved. We adapted and expanded our services including deployment of over 2,481 health workers to 2000 health facilities and 32 Ports of entry and Airports in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar. Moreover, we developed innovative solutions to enhance service delivery, including ICT systems and data collection tools for smooth data extraction, analysis, and reporting.

The Foundation continues to complement the Government efforts on delivery quality health services through close collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the President’s Office – Regional Administration and Local Government, the Ministry of Community Development, Gender, Women and Special Groups, and the Ministry of Finance and Planning.



We thank our front liners for their dedication and hard work during the ended difficult year of 2022. Your efforts have helped us continue to provide quality services to the underserved population. We look forward to collaborating with all stakeholders to achieve universal health coverage for all citizens.

As the CEO of the Benjamin Mkapa Foundation, I am honored to lead the organization towards growth and development. I am confident that with the support of all stakeholders, we will continue to work towards improving the lives of the people in Tanzania and Africa.

Thank you for your trust and support.

Dr Ellen Mkondya – Senkoro.

Chief Executive Officer.