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20 Feb 2018 description

This methodological brief focuses on the business model and cost effectiveness analysis component of the mNutrition evaluation and is led by Gamos. In contrast to the other two components which primarily focus on user experience, this component looks at the organisations involved in the delivery of services, with a particular focus on the commercial sustainability of the services.

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20 Feb 2018 description

This brief focuses on the qualitative component of the mNutrition evaluation which is being led by the Institute of Development Studies. Changing human behaviours is complex and influenced by individual, societal, political, economic and environmental factors. The qualitative component helps to explore the complexity of these factors and how they may interact, facilitate or hinder behaviour change in response to the mNutrition intervention.

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15 Feb 2018 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The World Bank is engaging Tanzanian students in a large community-driven initiative for identifying flood risks

  • The data students collect will be critical to improving drainage, health care, and social service delivery

  • This initiative is guiding the development of a bachelor’s degree curriculum on sustainable planning for resilience, supported by the World Bank and Ardhi University

14 Feb 2018 description

Dar es Salaam, 13 February 2018: Today, the Government of Tanzania and partners launched the One Health Coordination Desk and the National One Health Strategic Plan, as an important milestone towards addressing emerging health challenges at the animal-environment-human interface. Establishment of the One Health Coordination Desk and other elements of the National One Health Platform, underscores national commitment to strengthen mechanisms for prevention, detection and response to outbreaks.

11 Feb 2018 description

Les faibles niveaux de financement ne permettent pas aux pays voisins du Burundi d’offrir une aide d’un niveau acceptable.

Par Dana Hughes

GENÈVE — Le HCR a lancé aujourd’hui un appel de 391 millions de dollars pour venir en aide à 430 000 réfugiés burundais cette année, soulignant le besoin urgent de fonds supplémentaires pour éviter que cette crise ne tombe dans l’oubli.

09 Feb 2018 description

Dar es Salaam, 7 February 2018:The Government of Tanzania is committed to improving the quality of health data for evidence-based decision making and to strengthen capacity to track progress towards the health-related Sustainable Development Goals. While Tanzania has taken major steps and made significant progress towards improving availability, access, analysis and use of health data, it also recognizes the need for more coordinated and collaborative efforts of all stakeholders to unleash the full potential of its health information system.

07 Feb 2018 description

On 31 August 2017 at the Tripartite Commission Meeting for the Voluntary Repatriation of Burundian Refugees in Tanzania, the United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of Burundi, and UNHCR issued a joint communiqué and agreed to implement a work plan from 7 September to 31 December 2017, which entailed the voluntary repatriation of approximately 12,000 Burundian refugees who had by then registered their desire to return to Burundi.

05 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

END OF YEAR SITREP: January – December 2017

2,561 severe acute malnourished (SAM) refugee children were admitted into SAM treatment programs with a cure rate of 85.4 per cent.

  • UNICEF supported WASH (handwashing, latrines and water points) in all camps covering 91,323 children both in schools and child friendly spaces.
    With support from UNICEF, 34,468 refugee children under five were vaccinated against measles and 194,236 people with malaria were treated.

01 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

In response to funding appeals for WFP’s refugee operation, the governments of Germany (EUR 1 million), Ireland (EUR 1 million), the United Kingdom (GBP 5 million) and the United States (USD 6.5 million) contributed funding for the operation.

Despite these contributions, WFP’s refugee operation remains chronically underfunded forcing rations to be distributed at 72 percent of the recommended 2,100 kcal per person per day.

Operational Updates

01 Feb 2018 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

31 Jan 2018 description

Human Rights Council
Thirty-seventh session
26 February–23 March 2018
Agenda item 3
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development

I. Introduction

26 Jan 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch
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Swahili version

Upon taking office in October 2015, President John Pombe Magufuli committed to stamp out corruption in government and to be accountable to ordinary citizens, but instead has restricted basic freedoms through repressive laws and decrees. Critical journalists, politicians, human rights defenders, civil society activists and senior United Nations officials have faced various threats, intimidation and arbitrary detention by government authorities.

25 Jan 2018 description

Hospital in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp is a lifeline not only for thousands of refugees, but also for Tanzanians who live nearby.

By Kate Bond in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp, Tanzania | 25 January 2018

Baby Marian is only 30 seconds old. Wrapped in a thin shawl and placed next to her mother on a rickety iron bed, she faces a hard life. Her mother, Tosha Sangan, 32, fled violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) 15 years ago and found safety at the sprawling Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania.

24 Jan 2018 description
  • Yesterday the Government of Tanzania informed UNHCR that it has withdrawn the implementation of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF), stopping the ongoing exercise to provide Tanzanian citizenship to some Burundian refugees and that it will 'discourage new asylum seekers'. Tanzania had traditionally so far had a solid reputation for welcoming refugees and was a CRRF pilot country.

23 Jan 2018 description

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Programme (2014- 2016) is a US$5.2 million programme which supports the implementation of the Zanzibar Education Development Plan (ZEDP) 2008/9-2015/16. The GPE support contributes to the achievement of the policy objectives of ZEDP of achieving equitable access, improved quality and improved efficiency and effectiveness in the education sector.

15 Jan 2018 description

From 15 August 2015 through 7 January 2018, 33 421 cases including 542 deaths (case fatality rate = 1.62%) have been reported across all 26 regions of the United Republic of Tanzania (Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar). Tanzania mainland has reported 86% of the total cases in this outbreak. Children under five years old accounted for 11.4% of cases. Since the beginning of the outbreak over 7000 specimens have been tested for cholera and 47% were positive for Vibrio cholerae by culture.

12 Jan 2018 description

KEY BURUNDIAN POPULATION FIGURES

232,711 Burundians who arrived in Tanzania since April 2015

119,089 Burundian population of concern in Nduta Camp

69,280 Burundian population of concern in Nyarugusu Camp pre and post influx

46,161 Burundian population of concern in Mtendeli Camp

Operational Highlights

11 Jan 2018 description

Given the importance of nutrition in the overall physical and cognitive development of children, there is a need to focus on the first 1,000 days of a child’s life to prevent the negative effects of malnutrition from becoming irreversible. This requires a multi-sector approach to address risk factors ranging from inadequate food and illness to poor access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene. High rates of anaemia and low body mass index among adolescent girls and pregnant women are also causes of concern.

09 Jan 2018 description

The Oxfam Food Security for Tanzania Farmers programme (2012–15) aimed to increase food production and income, and improve the quality of life and food security for smallholder farmers, particularly women, in Tanzania. In Lushoto and Korogwe districts, it focused in particular on the domestic vegetable value chain (VVC), where rates of women’s participation are lower as compared to other agricultural crop production.

04 Jan 2018 description

In Nduta refugee camp, a shortage of funds sees some school classes held under trees.

By Kate Bond in Nduta Camp, Tanzania | 04 January 2018

Teenager Irahoze Diello is quietly confident about today’s maths test. Even without books, shoes, a safe place to study or a morning meal, he has worked hard to prepare for this moment. He just hopes the rain will hold off long enough for him to complete it.