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SUSTAINED PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN BANK M AND THE MKAPA FOUNDATION

The Benjamin W. Mkapa Foundation (BMF) a non-profit making TRUST has continued
sustaining partnership with the Government, Donors, Private sector and Individuals that
generously donate and grant finances to the Foundation to implement its 5 years Strategic
Plan.
Since 2012, Bank M has been partnering with the BMF for implementing their programmes
targeting to combat HIV and Aids, maternal new born health and crisis of human resource for
health benefitting million people in remote communities rural Tanzania.
Speaking during the post event press conference, the BMF foundation CEO Dr. Ellen
Mkondya-Senkoro thanked Bank M for their support, The Foundation is specifically pleased
to benefit from Bank M as our sole partner from the banking industry, whereas through their
CSR policy it has for the past 4 years contributed significantly to the Foundation. We are
pleased to see our partnership is maturing and further cemented with a signed bilateral
memorandum of understanding between the two Institutions. We like to take this
opportunity to thank Bank M for embracing the cooperation towards this noble course of
improving health and well being of Tanzanians, especially in underserved areas said Dr.
Ellen.
During the recent fundraising event held by BMF on 13 th April 2016 at the Golden Jubilee
Towers in Dar es Salaam, BMF raised Tshs 1.17 Billion from different stakeholders, the event
was also commemorating the foundations 10 year anniversary and launching of the
foundations new name The Benjamin W. Mkapa Foundation.
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, Management and Staff of the Mkapa Foundation, we
would like to convey our gratitude to all who have made the event a success. Furthermore,
our sincere gratitude is extended to all invited stakeholders who attended the event and
contributed to the success of raising funds for the good course. concluded Dr. Ellen.
Bank Ms Chief Executive Officer (Designate) Ms. Jacqueline Woiso articulated that Bank M is
proud to be part of the successful journey that the foundation has had in the past 10 years.
Our bank is always dedicated to supporting the community based projects. It is our policy
to work together with other reputable organization in making a difference to the community
and this project is clear confirmation of our commitment. Our bank will continue supporting
such projects as our ultimate goal is to enhance community the welfare of the society said
Ms. Jacqueline.
This is the 3rd Fundraising event to be hosted by the Foundation with the aim of raising funds
from Corporates, Parastatals and Individuals to support the health programme it undertakes
across the country. This years purpose of raising funds is to co-support the Foundations five
years Strategic Plan of 2013 2018 which is costed at Tshs136 billion and aims to benefit
directly and indirectly at least 20 million people by 2018 through reinforcing HIV and AIDS
services; Reproductive, Maternal, New born and Child health services; improving health
workforce policies, systems and practices and enhancing community health education,
promotion and awareness.
The event was mainly sponsored by Bank M, other sponsors included Montage Limited, PSPF
and Mwananchi Communication Limited.

ABOUT:
Benjamin W. Mkapa Foundation
Founded in April 2006 by the Former President of the United Republic of Tanzanian, His
Excellency Benjamin W. Mkapa, this local non- government Trust is committed to improving
health and wellbeing of Tanzanians especially in underserved settings, through
implementing innovative and result based programs.
Millions of Tanzanians have benefited from BMF various initiatives that reinforced HIV and
AIDS services, Maternal Newborn & Child health services and strengthening Health
workforce through multiple financial support from the Government, Donors, Corporates,
Parastatals and individuals.