Tanzania–Canada Research Partnership

The Tanzania–Canada Research Partnership was launched at the time of the partnership’s first symposium that took place in Dar Es Salaam in December 2014, at the Canadian High Commission. There have been annual symposia since then, in December 2017 to the latest in March 2019.


The long-term vision of the Tanzania-Canada Research Partnership is to improve the health of Tanzanians by strengthening the national health research system. This will be done by:

  • Strengthening the health research capacities of both Tanzanian and Canadian partners at the individual, institutional and system levels.
  • Increasing the production and use of health knowledge through collaborative research projects.

To achieve these goals, team members will respect and acknowledge the differences in communication norms in both countries, exploring new approaches in communicating that ensure all team members are included in the various team dialogues and receive relevant updates. These innovative approaches to knowledge sharing and collaboration support our long-term vision.


    • Profiles of currently active research projects (usually funded by Canadian agencies), with the contact information of investigators
    • A summary of Tanzania’s health research environment, with links to relevant sites
    • A guide to the process of obtaining research ethics approval

The University of Calgary serves as the Tanzania-Canada “hub” on behalf of the CCGHR, overseen by Jennifer Hatfield, Advisor and Karin Orsel, representative on the UAC Working Group on Country Partnerships. Jeremiah Seni, Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences, Mwanza, Tanzania is a key Tanzanian leader in this country partnership. To learn more or get involved, please contact our hub manager.


Didem Erman (database hub manager): derman@ucalgary.ca