Enhancing diabetes, hypertension, breast cancers and TB screening and treatment services in Tanzania

Partnership objectives

To contribute to the reduction of the burden of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) through prevention and treatment in Kilosa district, Morogoro Region in Tanzania”. (SDG target number 3 and 4)

What are the health needs and challenges?

High burden of Non communicable diseases in Tanzania due to low early detection rate and low capacity of screening and treatment services.

Description of partnership activities and how they address needs and challenges

Bristol-Myer Squib Foundation

Funding support and Technical Assistance

St. Kizito hospital

Ensured treatment services for diabetes, hypertension, breast cancers and TB plus strengthen the cervical cancer services in St. Kizito Hospital, Mikumi: ensured provision of drugs and therapy for diabetes, hypertension, breast cancer and TB care. Working with Council Health Management team to ensure availability of screening and treatment services in Kilosa district.

CUAMM Tanzania

To increase awareness in the community and provide screening activities for the community.

Summary of impact and forward looking information

Increased awareness on non communicable disease, established screening and treatment of non communicable diseases and reduced complications and death due to non communicable diseases in Kilosa district.  

Measurement of progress towards objectives 

Estimated overall value of partnership:

  • $496,047

Estimated amount of people impacted:

  • 612,859 

Partnership information

Company(ies) Bristol-Myers Squibb

Partner(s) CUAMM Tanzania, St. Kizito hospital (SKH)

Type of Partner(s) Academia / Hospitals, NGOs

Therapeutic Focus Infectious Diseases, Women and Children's Health, Non-Communicable Diseases

Disease(s) Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Diabetes, Hypertension, Tuberculosis, Women's Health

Program Type(s) Availability of Treatment - Financial Support, Health System Infrastructure - Outreach & Medical Services, Prevention Programs - Awareness & Outreach

Region(s) Sub-Saharan Africa

Number of Countries 1

Country(ies) Tanzania

Start Date 2015

Anticipated completion date 2019