PSI Tanzania works in partnership with the government to identify consumer barriers to accessing healthcare, especially in sexual and reproductive health, malaria and HIV, and delivers solutions and services that address their needs.

Our Presence in

PSI Tanzania

Established in 1993, PSI Tanzania works in partnership with the Government of Tanzania in the priority health areas of sexual and reproductive health, malaria prevention, HIV and maternal and child health. Using PSI’s market development approach and targeted social behavior change, PSI Tanzania works to support the government in addressing market failures in the public health space across the country.

How we

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Market Development



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In 2018, PSI Tanzania provided:

743,085 million

years of healthy life for consumers


years of protection against unintended pregnancy for Tanzanian couples

Practice Areas
We Focus On

PSI Tanzania supports the Government of Tanzania’s efforts to reduce the maternal mortality rate and increase the contraceptive prevalence rate by offering women of reproductive age a range of high-quality reproductive health products and services. In collaboration with the government, PSI Tanzania is implementing a range of service delivery models including franchising of 120 private sector clinics to deliver contraception, comprehensive post-abortion services, a targeted adolescent-focused community outreach program for sexual and reproductive health and social marketing of a range of both long- and short-term contraceptives for sale through private sector retail outlets.

Ninety-three percent of the population in Tanzania is at risk of malaria. PSI Tanzania is supporting the National Malaria Control Program’s strategic objective to reduce transmission of malaria by maintaining effective vector control interventions. PSI Tanzania, in partnership with the US President’s Malaria Initiative’s VectorLink project, is distributing insecticide-treated nets in all health facilities and primary schools in 14 regions with a high malaria prevalence (>10%).

Working in collaboration with the National AIDS Control Program and the Tanzania Commission for AIDS, PSI Tanzania is supporting market development for condoms to prevent HIV transmission. In partnership with both the private and public sector, PSI Tanzania supports the strengthening of supply chains for last mile condom delivery through commercial retail outlets and community-based distribution.

Featured Projects

PMI VectorLink

Donor: US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI)

Project Lead: Abt Associates

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Adolescents 360

Donor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Children’s Investment Fund Foundation

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