Health Partners

Caring for Children

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  • Learn About What We Do
    International Health Partners serves the people of
    Tanzania by providing excellent healthcare to those
    who need it most.

    Learn about us and how you can make a difference
    in the life of a child today.
  • Volunteer with IHP
    We welcome volunteers to come help make our mission possible.

    Visit out Volunteering section to find out how you can
    get involved and make a meaningful difference
    for the children of Tanzania.

    If you can cut, sew, count, paint, hammer, lift, dig or
    smile we can find a way to put your gifts to work.
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    The work of International Health Partners is
    made possible through generous contributions of
    time, money, sweat and prayers from people all
    over the world who want to see their impact.

    IHP uses these resources to build quality
    healthcare facilities where those in need can
    find excellent care in a safe envrionment.

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Welcome To International Health Partners

"People working together can do great things --Tanzanian Proverb"

Every day, our mission is to work together with the people of Tanzania to improve health care. Check out our projects and our updates to see where we are making a difference!

Volunteers are always welcome - be prepared for a life-changing experience.

To receive monthly updates and join our email list, email Paula at

March 2016 Update

Dear Friends of the Children of Tanzania,

Mary Kitundu writing:

Dear Friends of the Children of Tanzania,

A huge struggle has finally come to an end. We have electricity. What an Easter Blessing. This has taken us over a year, with almost 3000 steps, forms, people, starts, replacements, delays, ..... it has been very difficult but finally we have electricity. This means all our wonderful equipment can work, fans in this record breaking heat will cool us, our autoclave can sterilize supplies, our drugs last longer in the cool pharmacy, our lab equipment and reagents for the lab can last. It is a true miracle on our side. Sele, our contractor, has been waiting, begging, negotiating for this day. Even on Good Friday he is at the site making sure every electrical socket, fan, and light is working.

This has been our most difficult achievement. But you stuck with us through the whole struggle and believed that one day we would start taking care of children.

And that day is coming very soon. Easter is here so there is a delay. On next Tuesday we call all our staff together, and make sure everything works including our electronic medical records. Our laboratory staff will have a three day orientation to the complex machines.....all of that should take four days and then on the next Monday, April 4th, 2016,…..after planting the sign for the Children's Hospital Zinga by the side of the road, we will begin to care for children, and their mothers, and their fathers, and their grandfathers and grandmothers.

Now we enter a most sensitive time. This beautiful Outpatient Department has yet to make one shilling. It will be supplied and worked under the supervision of International Health Partners-JEMA-TZ. We will support salaries, supplies, medications...whatever is needed. And as people stream in for care, gradually the Children's Hospital will become self-sustaining. We estimate it will be at least 6 months before we can see it get into the black.

Now usually when Denny and Paula Lofstrom are here on site, donations go down as they are not out there making presentations. So we are asking you to continue to donate to the process while they are here as you did when they travelled all over telling the story. We know it is difficult but we ask that you make an extra effort to get us through these 6 months. We don't want to run into financial difficulty at this crucial time.

The area for the Birthing Center is cleared, measurements for the foundation and walls are being made and that building will soon rise out of the ground. So exciting. And right next to it will be a neonatal building and 2 surgical suites for premature babies and pregnant mothers in trouble delivering.

The x-ray building that will house the digital x-ray machine donated by multiple Rotary Clubs around the world is almost ready for the machine....we just need windows and doors and ceilings. Read more...

Spreading the News

2015-2016 Presentation

Rotary Presentation

Where We Work

We work mainly in 2 different cities in Tanzania.

Zinga, the location of the childrens' hospital, is the marker on the coast and about 1.5 hrs drive north of Dar es Salaam. The Nursing School is located in Dodoma, Tanzania's capital city and located near the center of the country.