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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

Christmas gift for the Children of Tanzania

Dear Friends of IHP and The Pediatric Hospital at Zinga,

Last year we introduced the opportunity to change the lives of children and their families in Tanzania by giving them the Christmas gift of modern, effective health care.

The Children’s Hospital at Zinga is slated to open on December 1st, 2015. We suggest that the gift of giving health and life to children in Tanzania may fulfill your Christmas gift list with loving donations to International Health Partners, U.S./JEMA-TZ.

If you choose this option, please send a check to:
International Health Partners, U.S.
Joyce Zemel, Treasurer
1811 So. 39th St., #36
Mesa, AZ 85206
Or CLICK HERE and specify the gift amount.

If you send the list of all gift recipients to Joyce with your check, Paula will send each person an individual hand-written note expressing gratitude on behalf of the children of Tanzania and their families and that the gift was dedicated by you.

Please consider this “one stop shopping” idea gift again this year. THIS LETTER can be downloaded and sent to each recipient on your gift list.

Blessings and gratitude,

Denny and Paula

November 2015 Update

Dear Friends of the Children of Tanzania,

Mary Kitundu writing:

I discovered a second cousin I never knew. She came to Tanzania and spent 2 weeks caring for children in an orphanage, and then came to Zinga to help for another two weeks. She is painting the little chairs that we found in one of the containers, and they look great.

We are still waiting for electricity and this has given us the opportunity to get all the little details done before opening. So when she came, it was a perfect opportunity to get that done. There is lots of work to do. Building hospitals is hard work and the details can be overwhelming, but even one person can move health care forward.

We just elected a new President in Tanzania. He seems to be a good man. When he found out that $125,000 was allocated to have a party to celebrate, he took that money and ordered that it be used to buy hospital beds for the big referral hospital in Dar es Salaam. Then he had cashew nuts and soda served for the party. He seems to be a good man and dedicated to health care in Tanzania...even one person can move health care forward.

Paula and Denny are moving around finding more people to help and are finding that even one person can move health care forward.

My cousin and I went out to eat and asked a man to take a picture of us, then found out he is working with gas and an oil company, travels all over and his company is considering opening an office in Dar. We told him about the hospital and he said they always have projects in all the countries they have offices and that the Children's Hospital sounded like a good thing and he would remember us...even one person can move health care forward. Read more...

Spreading the News - 2016

Paula and Denny's 2016 speaking tour will start October 4th and end in April. Please help fill in the blanks:

Contact Paula today if you would like her to come speak to your Church, Club or Group during one of the remaining open speaking days

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.