Fifteen Tanzanian animal healthcare professionals, Soldiers from the U.S. Army 448th Civil Affairs Battalion, and the Joint Civil Affairs Team in Tanzania assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa came together to participate in a two-week Veterinary Civic Action Program, or VETCAP, training session in Mkinga District, Tanzania Sept. 3-14.
The VETCAP was broken into two stages: three days of classroom training and eight days of field training in eight different villages in
Knowing the HIV/AIDS epidemic at regional and national levels is the key to developing strategies for combating it, said health experts at the International Military HIV/AIDS Conference, April 13, 2010 in Arusha, Tanzania.
The second day of the conference kicked off a series of plenary sessions focusing on developing plans for improving HIV/AIDS surveillance and data use. International health experts spoke on the importance of knowing the HIV epidemic in both the military and civilian
Twenty-one Tanzanians graduated from a two-week malaria microscopy course at the Tanzania National Health Laboratory and Quality Assurance Center, January 22, 2010.
The training came together through the cooperation and funding of multiple agencies within the U.S. government.
Seven Tanzanians from the November to December 2009 train-the-trainer course returned to instruct the students. They taught two methods of identifying malaria: rapid diagnostic testing and malaria microscopy.
U.S. service members and health officials from the U.S. Embassy, together with Tanzanian government officials, dedicated a labor ward and a renovated postnatal building at the Njombe District hospital August 25, 2008. The hospital additions, including a new neonatal room for babies born with complications and a labor ward, were provided jointly by the Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), Family Health International (FHI), and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
U.S. and Tanzanian veterinarians have been working together to provide animal treatment services in Tanga, Tanzania as part of a veterinary civic action project (VETCAP), July 14-August 9, 2008. Coordinated by the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Livestock Development and Fisheries, VETCAP offers Tanzanian veterinarians the opportunity to learn from their U.S. counterparts and to improve the health of livestock in the region.