Innovation Digest for the United Republic Of Tanzania

Impact stories, useful information, country data and more

Tanzania 2018 SDG Index Country Profile

The 2018 SDG Index and Dashboards report presents a revised and updated assessment of countries’ distance to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Interventional Radiology Training Comes to Tanzania

Interventional radiology (IR) is a versatile and minimally invasive procedure that allows doctors to treat complex medical conditions and diseases through a tiny incision in the skin. However, in most of the world, especially in countries with limited resources like Tanzania, there is little to no access to the numerous benefits of IR because few doctors in those countries have been trained to use it. Dr. Frank Minja, a Tanzanian professor at Yale School of Medicine, is working to establish a three-year longitudinal programme in his home country geared at training radiology residents, nurses, and technologists in interventional radiology.

Tanzania’s Innovative Aquaculture Industry

Innovations in aquaculture can not only enrich existing food systems and create new economic opportunities, but also reduce pressure on marine ecosystems and protect ocean health. On a smaller scale, local farmers in Tanzania will be able to earn more and provide protein for families struggling with hunger and malnutrition.

Tanzania’s Human Development Innovation Fund

The Fund aims to identify and support innovations that have the potential to create social impact in education, health and, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) across Tanzania. With a focus on market driven solutions, HDIF catalyses the development, testing and scaling of innovative models of service delivery, information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D), and product solutions in health, education and WASH.