Kapela: I Felt Relieved When Health Workers Came Knocking At My Door

Mtwara: As Benjamin William Mkapa Foundation Continues to thrive deeply to make healthcare be accessible to all Tanzanian citizens. Mtwara citizens have been among the beneficiaries of the door-to-door COVID-19 campaign. Healthcare workers at Mtopwa Village in Nanyamba Town Council have been visiting households to make sure COVID-19 education and vaccination are accessible to everyone, especially to groups with special needs. “As you can see, I am aging. I was told that a vaccine can...

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SUCCESS STORY: Triumphs of the newly deployed staff Amidst COVID -19 Pandemic in Zanzibar.

Zanzibar:  When the COVID -19 pandemic hit in Zanzibar, Makunduchi Hospital, which serves as a district Hospital in Southern Unguja, was already in a bigger challenged to conduct its routine health services due to shortage of health workforce. With only 34 (19%) available Health Care Workers out of 181 requirements, the increased flow of clients at the facility mismatches the available human resources to battle with the needs including response to COVID -19 interventions. “We were...

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SUCCESS STORY: How Two Clinical Officers Restored Hope For COVID-19 Vaccination In Unguja.

Zanzibar:  It felt like an eternity, after waiting for too long to see the start of COVID-19 vaccination services at Selem Primary Health Care Unit+ (PHCU+) in Unguja—the largest and most populated Island of the Zanzibar archipelago. Then, finally in August 2021 the facility was earmarked as a vaccination center by the Ministry of Health. However, people’s hopes to be vaccinated almost vanished. No services were available as expected. At the time, Josephine Maboko, the Facility...

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SUCCESS STORY. Pregnant Women in Katoro Health centre smile on delivery services

Katoro, Geita: Just a little over one year ago, if you walked into the Katoro Health Center you would have been welcomed by long lines of expectant mothers waiting for services, sadness, and worry written all over their faces. The facility was staffed with only 19 skilled health care workers inadequately to serve the growing number of about 350 clients visiting for various services per day and mostly at the reproductive and child health section....

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When Human Resource Becomes The
Last Resource: Zanzibar-based Project
Sets New Pace In COVID-19 Fight

Zanzibar. This is a story of 100 healthcare workers who were deployed through USAID AfyaEndelevu Activity in Zanzibar—from seaports to airports, hospitals and communities—and theybecame a living proof of how more investment in Human Resource for Health can boost efforts tocurb a pandemic—and potentially create a health system that can withstand future pandemics. When-Human-Resource-Becomes

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Community at the Heart of COVID-19 Prevention Efforts, Delivery of Essential Health Services.


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Pambana na Korona Project Leaves Legacy for Communities and Health Workers


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How BMF Staff Transformed COVID-19 Surveillance Among Travellers


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