Tanzania has a shortage of well-equipped, community-based facilities and trained healthcare workers. With limited access to transportation, poor road conditions, and an under-resourced health system, many women do not receive timely, quality care.
Our grants support the salaries and training of health workers, lifesaving resources, and community outreach and health education, improving access to care for women in rural settings.
We Care Solar’s “Solar Suitcase” is a low-cost technology that uses the sun’s energy to provide reliable electricity, lights for nighttime deliveries, outlets for charging medical devices and mobile phones, and a fetal doppler.
Partner Since 2013
Total Grant Support $294,700
Foundation for African Medicine and Education (FAME) is an inpatient and emergency hospital and outpatient clinic in Karatu that provides patient-centered care and healthcare worker training.
Partner Since 2015
Total Grant Support $536,450
Ujenzi Charitable Trust works in concert with Massachusetts General Hospital to train health workers in Tanzania on the Uterine Balloon Tamponade (UBT) — a simple, last-resort device that effectively treats postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), saves lives, and prevents unnecessary hysterectomies.
Partner Since 2015
Total Grant Support $77,500
Affected 1,615 Lives
Almost half of Tanzanian mothers deliver at home with only 46% assisted by a trained attendant, midwife, or doctor.
Maasai people, one of the more marginalized populations in Tanzania, often live in remote areas with little access to healthcare. Maasai Women Development Organization (MWEDO) helps Maasai women access education, health, and economic opportunities.
MWEDO is building a new community and women’s health clinic and runs a community health program, girls’ school, and fair trade center.
Partner Since 2017
Total Grant Support $202,000
One Woman's Story
Thanks to the light of a Solar Suitcase, mothers and health workers at Igaka Health Center in Sengerema District no longer have to fear delivering in darkness.
Expectant couple, midwife, and new parents (pictured left) show their excitement after a Solar Suitcase is installed at their clinic. Having solar electricity means health workers can better prevent complications and ensure safe deliveries, no matter the time of night.
Since 2013, our support of We Care Solar has provided for the installation of Solar Suitcases in 100 health centers in the Mara and Kagera districts.