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In Tanzania since 1960.

Pathfinder has worked in Tanzania for more than six decades to improve sexual and reproductive health; boost climate resilience; improve maternal, newborn, and child health; and prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence. Pathfinder works to ensure women and girls receive quality sexual and reproductive health care, including access to safe abortion services. Pathfinder’s programs across the country strengthen health systems and support community health through health worker trainings, use of digital technologies, and integration of conservation practices and reproductive health education.


What We Do in Tanzania

  • Strengthen health facilities and train community health workers so that more people in more places have access to contraceptive information and services.
  • Implement behavior change interventions to eliminate stigma and transform harmful gender and social norms through existing platforms and networks, such as community health workers, community radio, community group discussions, and dialogues.
  • Train health providers to deliver the services young people need and deserve, including postabortion care that can save their lives.
  • Pioneer the use of low-cost digital technology to transform the way health care is delivered in Tanzania, creating a lifeline for people who live far from a health facility.
  • Advocate for community health workers to provide a wider range of contraceptives beyond condoms and pills, especially DMPA-SQ (Sayana Press), paving the way for an increase in self-care options.
  • Mobilize remote communities to advance their reproductive rights and economic opportunity, while sustainably managing their natural resources.

Discover Our Projects

Tuungane “Let’s Unite”

In remote parts of Tanzania, people face two crises—how to improve their health and protect the environment they depend on for survival. See how we help them address both,...

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Mobilizing Maternal Health

About 8,200 women die from complications in pregnancy and childbirth each year in Tanzania. That’s about 22 women each day. Where you live shouldn’t determine whether you live or die. In...

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Meet Our Staff

Joseph Komwihangiro

Senior Country Director

A medical doctor with more than 15 years of experience leading and managing donor-funded health programs in Tanzania, Dr. Komwihangiro combines his technical experience with his passion for helping...

Josaphat Mshighati

Regional Technical Advisor – Women-Led Resilience for Eastern & Southern Africa

Josaphat brings more than 13 years of professional work experience to Pathfinder’s office in Tanzania....

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Project Director, Beyond Bias

Lydia is a social and behavioral scientist with over a decade of experience as a global health researcher and program implementer....

Together, we can ensure a path forward for all.