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. ​


Hospitals Reached


Preterm Babies' Lives Saved & Counting


Regions Reached

1.2 Billion

Worth of Equipment Donated


Our Partners

Memberships & Accreditations

Top Stories

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.

Dr. Mpango also took that opportunity to commend the efforts made by the institution in donating medical equipment to healthcare centers to help children born prematurely.


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