Improving access to high quality healthcare for people with disabilities in Tanzania unlocks greater educational and employment opportunities, empowering people to build brighter futures for themselves and their families. Your support enables the provision of high quality treatment to hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities in Tanzania every year, trains healthcare workers to provide quality services with confidence, and strengthens healthcare facilities across the country.
People with disabilities in Tanzania are often the poorest and most marginalized members of a community. Estimates show that 3.5 million Tanzanians live with a disability. Disability can have a significant impact on the quality of a child's education and social development, and can limit an adult's employment opportunities. Lack of awareness also means that people with treatable impairments often fail to seek treatment.
Empowering people to realize their full potential starts with their health. Many impairments can be corrected with surgery, and the quality of life of a person with a disability can be improved through rehabilitation and access to assistive devices. This project will provide high quality care to thousands of people every year and will facilitate healthcare worker training and health system strengthening bringing high quality healthcare closer to underserved communities.
Supporting the healthcare of an individual creates a ripple effect, impacting entire communities. The immediate improvement to a person's health unlocks access to education and employment, strengthening families, and empowering them to become active and productive members of their communities, breaking the cycle of poverty. Through direct service provision, training, and capacity building this program touches over 1 million people annually.