Bringing patient-focused, community-based, high-quality, and sustainable HIV-AIDS awareness and treatment to rural Africa.


About Highlands Hope Umbrella

Highlands Hope Umbrella is an organization that brings together community, professional, and volunteer networks to address the the challenge of HIV-AIDS and related social problems like the situation of orphans and vulnerable children in the Njombe region of the Southern Highlands of Tanzania. Its members include community-based peer health educators, a professional women’s association focused on the needs of orphans and vulnerable children, and a youth choir and drama team that builds awareness of HIV among young people in the area.

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Our Mission

Highlands Hope Umbrella organizations follow the protocols and support the priorities of Tanzania’s National Aids Control Program (NACP) for patient care in rural settings, though with very limited local resources.

Nevertheless, the efforts of Highlands Hope Umbrella organizations have touched thousands; they are leaders in the struggle for recognition that access to basic health care (including access to health information and to basic social services for patients and for vulnerable children) is a human right.

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Latest News

TANWAT Hospital provides Cataract Surgical services to elderly in Njombe, Tanzania

On 8th February 2020, more than 18 elders from Kibena and Itulike villages of Ramadhani ward in Njombe town council received free Cataract surgery and treatments at TANWAT Hospital as one of the activities under Elderly Care and Support program after being diagnosed to have such problems and having poor financial capability to afford treatment costs.

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Highlands Hope Umbrella, the Ingram School of Nursing at McGill University, and the TANWAT Company Hospital will undertake a three-year collaborative project of care, research, and advocacy focusing on the provision of hospital-based care for seniors in Njombe, Tanzania.

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McGill University, Ingram school of Nursing, Tanwat Hospital and Highlands Hope Umbrella work on Exploring the Functional Ability of the Elderly in Njombe, Tanzania

Highlands Hope Umbrella (HHU) has been working with McGill University on different projects since 2006. Elderly Care and Support is one of the programs that Highlands Hope Umbrella has been conducting in Njombe with the great support from Tanwat Hospital (a company hospital found in Njombe, Tanzania).

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