Strengthening Tanzania's Health Care System

The Abbott Fund has invested more than $100 million in this more than 10-year partnership effort, and Abbott has made more than $5 million in corporate donations.

Public-Private Partnership for Health Care in Tanzania

In 2001, Abbott, the Abbott Fund and the Government of Tanzania formed a public-private partnership to strengthen the country's health care system and address critical areas of need. To date, the Abbott Fund has invested more than $100 million in this more than 10-year partnership effort, and Abbott has made more than $5 million in corporate donations.

The Abbott Fund has been working to comprehensively modernize Muhimbili National Hospital. Key improvements include: a new emergency-medicine department that served 120,000 patients in its first three years of operations; a new outpatient treatment center that serves hundreds of patients per day; a modernized hospital laboratory building; a hospital-wide IT system that tracks inventory, prescriptions and patient health history; and training for hospital managers and health care workers.

Partnership objectives:

  • To modernize Tanzania’s healthcare system starting with Muhimbili National Hospital
  • To build or modernize all 23 regional level hospital laboratories in the country
  • To create the nations’ first public Emergency Medicine department and residency program

Partners

  • Abbott Laboratories

    Goods Supplier
    South Africa | Staff size: 51-100

    For more than 20 years, Abbott has made a significant contribution to the fight against HIV/AIDS through the development of innovative tests and medicines. Building on this history, Abbott and...

  • Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare

    Government
    Tanzania | Staff size: Unknown

    The President of the United Republic of Tanzania issued a Notice on assignment of Ministerial responsibilities (Instrument) vide Government Notice No.494 of 17th December, 2010. In that...

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Key Information

LocationEastern Africa, Tanzania
StatusActive
  • Start Date 2001
ValueUSD 100 Million
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