GHI Country Strategy
The Global Health Initiative (GHI) vision is to improve the health of all Tanzanians, especially the most vulnerable groups –women, girls, newborns, and children under the age of 5. By increasing the availability and use of comprehensive preventive health services, U.S.-supported programs in Tanzania will work in three closely aligned and interwoven areas of focus:
GHI in Tanzania will directly support the government’s national health and development goals to reduce maternal, neonatal, and child deaths. Under the Tanzanian Government’s leadership, the United States will continue to harness efforts of other donors and funded partners to strengthen systems and scale up proven interventions. U.S.-supported programs in HIV/AIDS; malaria; tuberculosis; nutrition; family planning and reproductive health; and maternal, newborn, and child health will be carefully aligned and leveraged across service delivery platforms.
GHI Principles in Action – Increase Impact through Strategic Coordination and Integration
Even before GHI, the Tanzania health team recognized the value of interagency collaboration and coordination and had established a working group to monitor progress on key health program indicators related to HIV and malaria. GHI turbo-charged these goals by making interagency coordination a higher priority, led by the ambassador, and by expanding the interagency effort to include a strategic focus on all U.S. health programs in country. Now the Peace Corps is able to leverage the experience and expertise of its fellow agencies to support health volunteers in Tanzania as they teach families and communities health lessons to address a range of health challenges, from HIV to malaria to malnutrition. And through the ROADS project, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) supports HIV prevention activities carried out along a new major road that is being developed by the Millennium Challenge Corporation in southern Tanzania.
For information on planned funding, please visit the Foreignassistance.gov country page.
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