U.S. Aid Boresha Afya

The goal of U.S. Aid’s project Boresha Afya (Swahili for “improve health”) is to improve the health conditions of all Tanzanians, focusing especially on women and children. We are implementing this project in the region of Simiyu by working with U.S. Aid trained community health workers and health facilities. We give supportive supervision through monthly meetings with the health workers and their supervisors. We also occasionally have mentoring visits at health facilities, giving the health care providers encouragement and support on how they can give the best care to their patients. We encourage those in the villages there to go to the health facilities so receive the care they need to be healthy. Some of the technical areas we focus on are: nutrition, malaria, family planning, male engagement, maternal care, and youth-friendly healthcare.