Tanzania Communication and Development Center

Chumo scene

A scene from “Chumo,” a film that integrates malaria messaging into a love story.

The Tanzania Communication and Development Center (TCDC) is a registered not for profit organization that envisions to be the leader in social behavior change communication and development in Tanzania. TCDC’s mission is to excel in health communication, social marketing, and development in Tanzania.

TCDC was formed by several talented and professional Tanzanians with a rich mix of over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, managing and evaluating social and behavior change communication, public health, social marketing and community mobilization programs. TCDC provides expertise in the area of health communication, social marketing and capacity building. Specific focus is on malaria, HIV/AIDS, family planning, safe motherhood and nutrition.

TCDC also has extensive research and financial management experience. The TCDC finance team manages donor funds from USAID, DFID and government-channeled funds from the Global fund.

Current Projects

TCDC is currently a partner on the USAID-funded Tanzania Communication and Capacity Project (TCCP). TCDC is training and deploying 950 community change agents who will distribute SBCC materials and localize national programs such as Tuko Wangapi Tulizana, a campaign to discourage concurrent sexual partners and Aiisseee! a radio game show that tests couples’ knowledge of one another. Other TCDC programs under TCCP include the Green Star family planning campaign, the Not Every Fever is Malaria testing and treatment campaign and Malaria Haikubaliki, an SBCC malaria prevention campaign. As part of this effort, TCDC is involved in community mobilization efforts to ensure that mass media campaigns resonate on the ground.

Contact: info@tcdctz.org