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Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children Launches the National Health Work Force Volunteerism Guideline.

Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children Launches the National Health Work Force Volunteerism Guideline The Government of Tanzania has launched the National Health Workforce Volunteerism Guideline, meant to formalize, and standardize the health volunteer practices. The new guideline comes as part of the strategy to curb shortage of skilled health personnel at health facilities in the country. Speaking during the Annual Conference of Regional and...

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Mkapa Foundation Launches a Program to Curb Shortage of Healthcare Professionals in Zanzibar amid Response Strategy to COVID 19.

Mkapa Foundation Launches a Program to Curb Shortage of Healthcare Professionals in Zanzibar amid Response Strategy to COVID 19. The Benjamin William Mkapa through its USAID – Afya Endelevu Activity has launched an extension of its interventions by hiring and deploying 105 skilled health care workers in Zanzibar to strengthen capacity of emergency response services and build capacity of health care workers. The FIVE-year USAID Activity was launched in Zanzibar on 6th October...

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President Samia Launches the BMF Endowment Fund

As idealistic as he was, H.E. Benjamin Mkapa wanted to see the Mkapa Foundation lasts for generations to come, and jointly with the Board of Trustees several strategies of resource mobilization  were adopted to ensure long term sustainability of the Foundation. Amongst the strategies is the establishment of an Endowment Fund. Commenting on the Endowment Fund, the Chairperson of the Benjamin W. Mkapa Foundation  Board of Trustees, Dr. Adeline Kimambo, said the aim of establishing the...

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Non-State Actors Eulogize President Samia’s Action Against Covid-19

Non-State Actors (NSAs) in Tanzania have acknowledged efforts taken by President Samia Suluhu Hassan in developing and adopting a revised comprehensive and integrated Nation Covid-19 response Plan. Speaking at the 5th Health Sector Strategic Plan (HSSP-V) launch in Dodoma, The Chief Executive Officer of the Benjamin Mkapa Foundation, Dr. Ellen Mkondya, said, National Covid-19 response plan implemented by the Government aligns with World Health Organization (WHO) defined pillars. Dr. Mkondya...

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Benjamin Mkapa Foundation reaffirms its commitment to support Zanzibar Health Sector

The Benjamin Mkapa Foundation (BMF) is embarking on supporting the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar by improving the  Zanzibar’s health services through health systems strengthening approach, including improving human resources for health and health insurance services. Speaking with the Zanzibar Minister for Health, Hon. Nassor Mazrui, recently in Zanzibar, the BMF Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Ellen Mkondya-Senkoro said the Foundation is keen   to be amongst the many partners who wish to...

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Non-State Actors Plea for More COVID-19 Engagement

Non-State Actors (NSAs) have requested the Government of Tanzania to integrate emerging disease in the routine health system and services as among several thresholds of actions to strengthen health sectors to respond to a pandemic such as COVID-19. Presenting recommendations to the government at a dialogue meeting with PORALG in Dodoma, NSAs Chairperson Dr. Ellen Mkondya-Senkoro, said the Government has a role in strengthening and activating Rapid Response teams at regional and district...

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Mkapa Foundation Celebrates International Women’s Day

Mkapa Foundation Celebrates International Women’s Day On 8th March BMF joined the world to celebrate the International Women’s Day (IWD) by holding a discussion involving BMF Staff, Mkapa Fellows Alumni and Program Health Care Workers to deliberate on the opportunities that women as leaders can tap in overcoming challenges at the workplace especially during this era of COVID-19. This was held in line with this year’s global campaign theme of choosing to challenge. Dr. Ellen...

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Mkapa Foundation Envisions to Scale Up Health Systems Strengthening Initiatives in Zanzibar

Mkapa Foundation Envisions to Scale Up Health Systems Strengthening Initiatives in Zanzibar A BMF delegation led by the Chair of Board of Trustees, Dr. Adeline Kimambo; Board Member Dr. Ali Uki; Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Ellen Mkondya Senkoro and Director of Programs, Ms. Rahel Sheiza on 16th February 2021 met with His Excellency Dr. Hussein Mwinyi, the President of the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar. During this visit, The Chair of the Board acknowledged His...

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Benjamin Mkapa Foundation Deploys 1,072 New Community Health Workers in Four Regions

Benjamin Mkapa Foundation Deploys 1,072 New Community Health Workers in Four Regions Newly recruited Community Health Workers with the Mwanza Regional Administrative Secretary, Mr. Emmanuel Tuluba (in a black suit at the center), The BMF Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Ellen Mkondya-Senkoro (right) and the Mwanza Ag. Regional Medical Officer, Dr. Silas Wambura (left) during the launching session at VETA Conference, Nyakato, Mwanza region on 28th September 2020. Benjamin Mkapa Foundation...

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