For Underserved Populations in Tanzania, Social Service Workers Provide a Critical Link to Frontline Health Workers

By Kathryn Utan
April 04, 2019
They’re essential to identifying people in need and connecting them to care.
Temeke is one of the poorest districts in Dar es Salaam. For people living there, it is difficult to know where to turn for health services, so community-based social service workers play a crucial role in identifying people in need and linking them to a broad range of psychosocial care and support services, as well as to medical care. Edithrose Moyo is one of those community-based social service workers. She works in the community to provide care and support to the growing number of children who were orphaned by the country’s HIV/AIDS epidemic or made vulnerable by abusive situations, disease, or abject poverty.