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  • Aga Khan satellite clinics are accredited with National Health Insurance Funds, to ensure that local communities are served. Here at the Aga Khan Polyclinic in Ukonga, an administrative ward outside of Dar es Salaam centre, a patient presents her national insurance card at reception.
    AKDN / Lucas Cuervo Moura
  • At the Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam, Dr Neelam Ismail, an Aga Khan University Postgraduate Medical Education resident doctor, makes rounds in the maternity ward.
    AKDN / Lucas Cuervo Moura
  • Patient blood and urine samples are analysed in the clinical laboratory of the Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam.
    AKDN / Lucas Cuervo Moura
  • Exterior entrance of the Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam - Phase II, Tanzania.
    Abdul Mohamed / Pixelbase
  • AKU-SONAM alumna Pendo Bukori (right) is a Cervical Cancer Screening Field Officer at Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS) – a nonprofit organisation that works in collaboration with the Ministry of Health. Her work ensures that Tanzanian women are screened for cervical cancer and treated as early as possible.
    AKU / Hendri Lombard
Health

The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) has contributed to health in Tanzania since 1929, working with government to support identified gaps in needs.  Today, AKDN’s health care activities in Tanzania includes employment of 1,000 staff, over 460,000 outpatient visits annually, including nearly 1.2 million lab tests, 65,000 radiology investigations, and 7,000 surgeries annually across its facilities. 

Its nursing and midwifery programmes support strengthened health systems throughout Tanzania by upgrading nursing skills, improving the quality of health care and developing new and more professional nursing courses.  Its postgraduate medical education programmes in family medicine, internal medicine and surgery contribute to increasing the pool of specialised human resources. 

Its community health programmes reach poor people, focusing on maternal and child health.  In collaboration with the Government of Tanzania, it is currently expanding its integrated health network to double the number of beneficiaries of its programmes.