Organisations

Tanzania Media Women's Association (TAMWA)

Tanzania

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P O Box 8981
Dar es Salaam

Visited Oct 94 Aims to use the media to sensitise society on gender issues, to advocate and lobby for policy and legal changes which promote human rights of women and children, and ultimately to break free of gender violence. The resource centre is not open to the public

Kuleana Centre for Children's Rights

Tanzania

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PO Box 27
Mwanza

Promotes awareness and advocacy about children's rights, with particular emphasis on the girl child. Facilitates children's right to self-expression, strengthens programming capacity in child rights in Tanzania, provides essential services to and supports the rights of street children in Mwanza, and promotes universal (basic) primary education in Tanzania. Kuleana has a resource centre

Walio Katika Mapambano na AIDS Tanzania (WAMATA)

Tanzania

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PO Box 33279
Dar es Salaam

WAMATA deals with HIV transmission. AIms include: the reduction of social, pathological, psychological, legal and humnan rights problems for people living with HIV/AIDS; An increase in the institutions capacity in counselling and home based care services; Institutional support; Monitoring and evaluation of performance facilities with WAMATA branches. The WMATA resource centre is open to the public

Tanzania Public Health Association (TPHA)

Tanzania

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PO Box 7785
Dar es Salaam

TPHA's goal is to promote health and prevent disease in Tanzania through sound public health practices. To achieve its mission TPHA undertales to address the following programme objectives: (1) To provide forums for persons interested in public health activities to exchange knowledge and info; (2) to address health related issues affecting the community and to disseminate info relating to public health; (3) to facilitate the development and dissemination of culturally relevant health promotion info to vulnerable groups (4) to promote research in public health related problems; (5) to influence public health policy in Tazania.

Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre (TFNC)

Tanzania

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PO Box 977
Ocean Road No 22
Dar es Salaam

This is an autonomous institution under the umbrella of the Ministry of Health. It has the mandate of initiating and coordinating nutrition interventions, as well as carrying out research and advising the government and related institutions on all matters concerning food and nutrition. Resource Centre open to the public

AIDS NGOs Network in East Africa (ANNEA)

Tanzania

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P.O.Box 6187
Arusha

AIMS To promote networking and experience sharingamong ANNEA members for the purpose of improving and strengtheding their efforts To facilitate networking among AIDS related NGOs in the other 8 countries of Eastern Africa To strengthen the capacity of AIDS NGOs to design and impliment task focused, result orientated, cost effective and sustainable programmes To strengthen the organisational development and capacity of ANNEA To facilitate the greater involvment of PLHAs in HIV/AIDS prevention and care To advocate for Human Rightd in relation to HIV/AIDS

Ministry of Health

Tanzania

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PO Box 9083
Dar Es Salaam

Formulates policy and health legislation. Plans and implements public health related interventions including proper hygiene and sanitation, immunisation of children under 5, health services for women of child-bearing age, and helath education to ensure healthy lifestyles and health practices. Provides training to key health workers. Coordinates and oversees the provision of clinical services

Amani Early Childhood Care and Development (Amani ECCD)|Amani Trust Foundation

Tanzania

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PO Box 11245
Dar es Salaam

Amani ECCD advocates for and facilitates integrated, multisectoral approaches to supporting women, families, carers, educators and communities, in their roles of nurturing Tanzania's socially and economically disadvantaged young children. It calls for a commitment from government, donors and communities to ensure the basic foundation stones for the optimal development of the child. Amani's "Early Childhood Care and Education : Foundations of Development Progamme" aims to improve the commitment to holistic ECD support at all levels to inform the development of integrated and multisectoral support to national ECD policies. Its "Building the Foundations of Development : Tanzanian ECD IEC programme" raises awareness of ECD issues with key stakholders and the wider community through a targeted ECD IEC programme. Amani ECD is also the Secretariat of the Tanzania ECD network, a national network of government and non-government ECD related organisations

Global Vision Tanzania (GTV)

Tanzania

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PO Box 32880
Dar es Salaam 255

The aim of the organisation is to enable as many people as possible to improve their lives and lifestyles for their sustainability without depending on others. The objective of the organisation is to involve community participation in tackling their health and social-economical problems.

Women Against AIDS in Kilimanjaro (KIWAKUKI)

Tanzania

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PO Box 567
Moshi

KIWAKUKI's mission is to sensitise and educate the community in the Kilimanjaru region of Tanzania and to facilitate the provision of services to those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in order to control the spread of HIV and its effects. Its objectives include raising the awareness and educating the community (particularly women and young people) about HIV/AIDS; helping restore dignity, self-respect and purpose to the lives of individuals and families afected by HIV/AIDS through the formation of self-help groups; promoting understanding and developing a sense of responsibility within communnities for HIV prevention; identifying the physical and psychological needs of HIV-infected people and their families and coordinating support for those in need; raising the status of women in family and community life; and cooperating with other groups and organisations dealing with HIV/AIDS including the sharing of information and resources

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