Tuungane “Let’s Unite”

In 24 remote and rural villages around Lake Tanganyika in Western Tanzania, people struggle to protect their health and the environment they depend on for survival. One of Pathfinder’s flagship Population, Health, and Environment programs, Tuungane improves access to reproductive health services while simultaneously empowering communities to address issues related to the environment, food security, and their livelihoods.

Project Date: 2011 - present
Funder: The USAID-funded Advancing Partners and Communities project, led by John Snow, Inc.; Johnson & Johnson; individual donors; Carolyn Foundation; William H. Donner Foundation; Longview Foundation; Philip Stoddard and Adele Smith Brown Foundation; Swift Foundation; Trull Foundation; the Wiancko Charitable Foundation; USAID Tanzania through the Evidence to Action Project
Country: Tanzania

What We Do

  • Train health providers and rehabilitate health facilities so people receive the quality sexual and reproductive health care they need and deserve
  • Make sure essential drugs and supplies, including contraceptives, are always available in the hardest-to-reach villages
  • Help women and girls gain control over their sexual and reproductive health, so they can earn income and participate in decision-making in their communities
  • Present information about conservation and reproductive health at the same time, so men are more engaged and willing to support their partner’s choice to use contraception
  • Create and support teams of local fishers and farmers so they can lead efforts to protect the lake and forests for future generations
  • Encourage leaders in the local, regional, and national governments to broaden the reach of programs like Tuungane across East Africa

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