Doris Mollel Foundation

About Us

We are the first and only Non-Governmental Organization catering to the needs of premature babies in Tanzania.

Welcome to the Doris Mollel Foundation (DMF), a pioneering Non-Governmental organization committed to combating prematurity in Tanzania, working in Tanzania since 2015.

In a country where prematurity contributes to 40% of neonatal deaths, we are restructuring Tanzania’s health system and policies to reduce the number of preterm births and deaths as many as possible. 

Join us on this transformative journey as we envision a world where all preterm infants have equal access to proper healthcare. Together, we can create a future where every baby, regardless of their start, has the opportunity to thrive.

Creating Friendly Environments for Premature Babies

We focus on all cross-cutting issues affecting the provision of care for premature babies. We influence policy change, donate medical equipment, promote public awareness and address disparities in healthcare.

Children and Climate Change

We lead the Children and Climate Change Coalition, where we create recommendations for the government, and private sector to support climate change interventions on maternal and child health.

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

We lead the Tanzania Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Coalition comprised of 92 organizations, and guide its long-term strategic goals, objectives, and activities of the coalition. ​


Equipment Donated


Saving Preterm Babies' Lives Annually


Regions Reached


Babies Reached


Our Partners

Memberships & Accreditations

Top Stories

The WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom met, Doris Mollel, Founder and Executive Director of the Doris Mollel Foundation and discussed working together towards achieving #HealthForAll and reducing the mortality rate of newborn babies in Africa and around the world. 

The Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Hon. Dr. Philip Mpango, has received equipment worth Tsh. 190 million from the Doris Mollel Foundation at Buhigwe District Hospital in the Kigoma region. 


President Samia Suluhu Hassan has donated Sh70 million to the Doris Mollel Foundation (DMF) to help babies born prematurely in Tanzania.

Following our extensive advocacy efforts of over six years, maternity leave for mothers of preterm infants has been redefined for the first time in Tanzania’s history. The Vice President, Hon. Dr. Philip Isdor Mpango, announced that maternity leave will now commence only after the necessary special care period concludes, as confirmed by medical professionals.


Work With Us

We welcome inquiries, partnerships, and collaboration opportunities that align with our mission of addressing prematurity in Tanzania.

Whether you’re curious about our work, inquisitive in partnering, interested in donating to our activities or general inquiries, we would love to hear from you. 

Contact Us

Contact us via the information below, and let's work together to make a meaningful impact.

P.O BOX 61350

Mehrab Street, Near Barbecue Village

Msasani Kinondoni, Dar Es Salaam

Phone: (+255) (0) 767 803058