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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OUR VISION

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

OUR MISSION

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

BMF CORE VALUES

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

Warm New year greetings from the Mkapa Foundation!

 As we reflect in the ended year of 2023, under the guidance of our Settlor, His Excellency Dr. Hussein Ali Mwinyi, President of Zanzibar and Chair of Revolutionary Council, we hosted a partner’s luncheon event in April 2023. This platform provided us with an opportunity to share our achievements, address challenges, and outline our future plans. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all stakeholders for your unwavering contributions and support.

As part of the annual Mkapa Legacy Month in July 2023, we were delighted to be engaged by our business subsidiary entity – Imara Horizon Company and having the BMF Settlor grace the event on laying the foundation stone of the ongoing  newly built Benjamin Mkapa Health Plaza in Kawe, Dar es Salaam. We commend the Imara Horizon Company, for their commitment in advancing this business strategy and several other business health solutions which are underway being designed, for public consumption.

Looking ahead, 2024 holds special significance as it marks the final year of my tenure as the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees at the Benjamin William Mkapa Foundation. It has been an honor bestowed upon me and the entire board by the late His Excellency Benjamin William Mkapa the founding Settlor and his successor His Excellency Dr. Hussein Ali Mwinyi. The Foundation intention of bringing hope to the underserved have inspired us to combine our individual efforts and expertise, ensuring the seamless implementation of various projects and initiatives for the health and well-being for all. As we approach the conclusion of our board tenure end of July 2024, we remain committed to honoring His Excellency Mkapa’s  legacy by tirelessly working towards the realization of the BMF vision.

Furthermore, this year also marks the final year of implementing the 3rd BMF Strategic Business Plan which covered the period from July 2019 – June 2024. Therefore, as we continue developing our next 4th Strategic Business Plan, in this process adoption of best practices and lessons learnt; alignment to the national and international landscape dynamics and the engagement of stakeholders, will be highly taken into consideration. I express my hope and wish that your support will persist also in operationalizing the upcoming strategic direction of the Mkapa Foundation.

In conclusion, I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all partners, beginning with the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania and the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar. Special thanks to all Development Partners, Private Sector, Civil Society Organizations, Faith-Based Organizations, and the Community for your continued support in positively impacting countless lives. We eagerly anticipate continuing our collective efforts to make a meaningful and lasting impact  on the communities in Tanzania and beyond.

Thank you.

A Happy New year to you all!

Dr. Adeline Kimambo

Chair of the Board of Trustees.

Dr. Ellen Mkondya-Senkoro

Message from BMF’s CEO

Happy New Year 2024 to Our Valued Stakeholders and Partners.

Reflecting on the accomplishments of 2023, a year marked by resilience and growth. The Benjamin William Mkapa Foundation stands steadfast in its commitment to improving healthcare and bringing hope to the underserved.

As we are ending our 3rd Strategic plan in June 2024, I am pleased to mention that last year 2023 we worked diligently to reinforce health care systems by successfully enhancing health care access and quality by deploying over 2,481 health workers to 2000 health facilities, ports of entry including airports across Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar. Our collaboration with government entities, including the Ministry of Health and the President’s Office, has further strengthened our collective impact.

Our commitment to evidence-based approaches for high-impact interventions has led to innovative solutions for service delivery and systems strengthening. We supported the improvement of the digital community health information system being led by the Ministry of Health, by streamlining into the respective national system with features which were pilot tested by BMF on Community Health Workers Aid information system.

Furthermore, success stories and impact recorded by the BMF -led initiatives on Community Health workers (CHW) program for more than 5 years has effectively informed the development of the National integrated and coordinated Community Health Workers Plan which was being drafted in year 2023 by the Ministry of Health.  We are eagerly looking forward for the kick-off of this National Plan and the Community Health Road Map of Tanzania in year 2024. On this regard, we will continue to work hand and glove with the Local Government authorities, Ministry of Health, and fellow Non-State Actors to share knowledge and experience on alignment of CHW deployment, trainings, supervision and management. This is all at the heart of the Primary Health Care service delivery package.

We are also excited to inform you that in July 2024, BMF will host its 3rd Mkapa Legacy High level Summit which will be blended with a pre-National HRH Conference. The 3-day forum will begin with critical discussions, knowledge sharing and deliberations on the Human resources for Health whereas ich is still in dire situation within the Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar, and will climax with high level summit engaging the global and national leaders.

Looking ahead, we envision a future where the Benjamin Mkapa Foundation continues to be a catalyst for positive transformation in healthcare. With your continued trust and support, we are confident in our ability to create lasting impacts on the lives of the people in Tanzania and beyond.

Thank you for your ongoing partnership, and we eagerly anticipate another year of shared successes and advancements in healthcare.

Sincerely,

Dr Ellen Mkondya – Senkoro.

Chief Executive Officer – 

Benjamin William Mkapa Foundation