The programme aimed to increase equitable access of HIV/AIDS services to rural and hard to reach areas through recruitment and deployment of skilled health professionals that were provided fellowship. Fellows were being recruited on contractual basis by the Foundation to serve the underserved communities inorder to avail them quality health services especially HIV/AIDS services.
WHAT IS RATIONALE FOR MKAPA FELLOWS PROGRAMME?
Patients waiting for health services at Ruangwa District Hospital. Overall shortage of health professionals is at 68 percent.
WHAT DID WE ACHIEVE IN PHASE 1 OF MKAPA FELLOWS PROGRAMME?
The first phase of the programme ran between year 2006 to 2010, and was financially supported by the Royal Government of Norway and the Clinton Foundation.
Mkapa Fellow Micheweni presenting health services plans to Stakeholders
WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN PHASE 2 OF FELLOWS PROGRAMME?
The 5 year programme (2012 – 2016) is an extension of the first phase. The target is to reach 2.5 million Tanzanians living in rural, hard to reach areas within the next 5-year period by:
Fellow and other health workers attending to a patient
More information about the Mkapa Fellows Programme Phase 2 , you may click here to read the concept. Further details on the operational approaches, programme management and monitoring and evaluation, click here. The programme is estimated to cost 16 billion Tanzanian Shillings (10 million US Dollars) for five years which is equivalent to Tshs. 6,000/= ($4) per Tanzanian to be reached by the project.
We aspire to expand our partnership beyond Government and development partners within the country. We thus wish to establish new collaboration and mutual partnerships with the National and International Private sectors, Corporates and Individuals to support our home grown and signature programme of the Foundation; the Mkapa Fellows Programme.
To kick start our fundraising campaign, the Foundation hosted its first time annual Fundraising gala night on 1st June 2012, at the Hyatt Kilimanjaro Hotel Dar Es Salaam, which was graced by our President His. Excellency Dr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete. Joining him were our two former Heads of States H.E. Ali Hassan Mwinyi and H.E. Benjamin William Mkapa. The gala night brought together various Private sector and corporate executives, Diplomats, Development Missions and Individuals to pledge for their support towards this noble cause. Successfully the Foundation received a commitment of 3.2 billion Tanzanian shillings ( equivalent to 2 million US dollars).
The Foundation upholds high standards of good governance and accountability. Taking that into account, we will provide regular updates on progress made by the programme, in terms of results achieved and financial updates to all the contributors. Thank you for your cooperation and interest to partner with Mkapa Foundation. We believe together we can bring hope to rural Tanzanians - Play your part! For more details on how to donate please click here.
The Government of Tanzania is committed to the equitable delivery of quality health services. Read more...
Mkapa Fellows is a pioneering, innovative human resources for health program that supports government efforts to tackle HIV/AIDS. Read more...
The Benjamin William Mkapa HIV/AIDS Foundation (BMAF) is collaborating with Intrahealth International to implement Tanzania Human Resources.
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We will assist you with the process and answer any questions you may have about your contribution to our Foundation. Your contribution will enable smooth operation of the Mkapa HIV/AIDS Foundation activities at the sites to reach their clients easily.
We need your help today. Please send the most generous support you can afford to create a future of hope for the rural poor Tanzanians. The account to donate is shown below:
Account Name: Mkapa Fellows Program
Account Number: 0250008907
Bank Name: Bank M (Tanzania) Limited
Swift Code: BNKMTZTZ