It is my honor to welcome you to our website. Between June 2019 to July 2020, Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation - Tanzania reached a thousand children and their families with testing, treatment, and educational services during the reporting period as part of our goal to meet the UNAIDS 95-95-95 objective.

We would not be able to achieve so many things without the financial support from our donors, the collaboration of community leaders and host institutions, and the tremendous commitment of the Baylor- Tanzania staff to strengthening the health system and improving the health of children and adolescents infected and living with HIV/AIDS in the Lake and Southern Highland Zones and beyond.

Our innovative model of family-based health care and support services is rapidly increasing the impact we have on paediatric HIV and related conditions. We treated more than a total of 2700 patients this year, including tuberculosis and malnutrition clients. HIV case-finding initiatives tested more than 5558 children and caregivers in the operational zones of Baylor-Tanzania, not including many thousands more who were tested at the sites we mentor clinically.

While we take time to celebrate successes, we recognize there is much work ahead, ever reminding us to remain diligent in our cause—always learning and keeping long-range goals in focus. In the core areas of prevention, treatment, education, and community strengthening, Baylor-Tanzania has implemented robust and effective programmes that have reached not only individuals but families and even whole communities.

Our success would not be possible without the support of the Tanzanian government through the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC), President’s Office Regional Administration Local Government, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR); United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and BIPAI. Our strong appreciation also goes to our official collaborative partners at the Mbeya Zonal Referral Hospital and Bugando Medical Centre—as well as, partners, and communities that continue to support our efforts.

I am happy to welcome you to the Baylor Tanzania website; thank you for your interest in our program.

Lumumba Mwita, MD, MMED


To provide high-quality, high-impact, ethical pediatric and family-centered health care, health professional training, and clinical research focused on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, malnutrition, and other conditions impacting the health and well-being of children and families.


To be the model of pediatric excellence, empowering health professionals and communities to ensure sustainable, superior pediatric care, enabling healthy and fulfilling lives for the children of Tanzania and their families. 

Texas Children’s Global Health

Baylor Foundation Tanzania is the implementing partner of the Texas Children’s Global Health Network in Tanzania. The Network was created by BIPAI in 1999 to catalyze pediatric and family HIV care and treatment and health professional training. The Network continues to be one of the largest providers of pediatric HIV care and treatment in the world. The scope of the Network has expanded with Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine to include tuberculosis, malnutrition, hematology and oncology, cardiology, emergency medicine, surgery and anesthesiology, and maternal health. Headquartered in Houston, Texas Children’s Global Health Network is comprised of affiliated implementing partners in Argentina, Botswana, Colombia, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Romania, Tanzania and Uganda, which operate 11 Centers of Excellence (COE) and 9 Satellites (SCOE) for integrated maternal and child health services across three continents, including a tuberculosis COE in Eswatini and women’s health COE in Malawi.

Sponsors and Donors

Tanzanian Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children
President’s Office, Regional Administration and Local Government
Regional and Zonal Governments in the Lake and Southern Highlands Zones
United States Agency for International Development
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund
Bugando Medical Centre
Mbeya Zonal Referral Hospital
SeriousFun Children’s Network
Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative
Global Hematology-Oncology Pediatric Excellence (HOPE) program at Baylor College of
Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine Global Childhood TB Program