INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
Tanzania has been a consistent and generous host to millions of refugees over the years. The country has supported UNHCR and partners in all three durable solutions - from voluntary repatriation to countries of origin, resettlement to other countries willing to share the burden of displacement, to the unprecedented gift of citizenship for almost 200,000 former 1972 Burundian refugees. The test of time did not weaken the generosity; when the ongoing political tension in Burundi caused thousands of Burundians to flee to Tanzania.
The Joint Damage and Needs Assessment Report is the outcome of the request from the Prime Minister’s Office to the United Nation Resident Coordinator in Tanzania to support the government in various areas on emergency response following the devastating earthquake which occurred in Kagera region on 10 September, 2016.
Three out of every four children in Tanzania experience poverty, according to the report Child Poverty in Tanzania which was launched 11 August 2016 by the Deputy Minister of Finance and Planning, the Hon. Dr. Ashatu Kijaji, at the Mwalimu Nyerere International Conference Centre in Dar es Salaam.
1. SITUATION UPDATE
• A total of 82 new suspected cholera cases were reported from 9 regions
• Morogoro Region had highest number (21) cases followed by Mara and Manyara with the same number (13) cases.
• Morogoro and Mara Region have reported a death each with no other available information.
• The ongoing Cholera outbreak have claimed 280 lives and sickening of around 17496 citizens’ country wide since August 2015.
A total of 87 new suspected cholera cases were reported from nine regions.
Dodoma region reported the highest number (28) of cases, followed by Mara region (23), and Iringa region (15).
One suspected cholera death was reported from the community in Musoma Municipal Council.
Dar es Salaam, 8 December 2015 – Today, Tanzania’s Government, UNICEF and Push Mobile, a mobile communication company providing SMS aggregation services across all the available mobile networks in Tanzania, have signed a partnership to reach over 10 million Tanzanian mobile users with life-saving information on cholera. Through the partnership, Push Mobile commits to support UNICEF and the Government’s social mobilization efforts on cholera. For a period of four months, the company will provide SMS push services to share information on cholera.
Survey shows sharp drop in childhood stunting in Tanzania
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, 10 April 2015 – The results of a National Nutrition Survey released in Tanzania show that between 2010 and 2014, chronic malnutrition – stunting, or low height for age – among children under five in the country fell from 42 per cent to 35 per cent.
In 2013, Tanzania piloted a large-scale school distribution of LLINs to children in grades 1, 3, 5, 7 of primary school, and grades 2 and 4 of secondary school. From June to July 437,930 nets were delivered in three regions, through 2,302 schools. The pilot found that it is feasible to rapidly and equitably distribute large number of nets through the School Net Program to the community, and that school teachers play a pivotal role in mobilizing and organizing students during the issuing process.
“Good nutrition is the foundation for sustainable development, play your part” was the call made to all present during the launch of presidential call to action on nutrition on 16th May, 2013. His Excellency, Dr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania was the guest of honor in the well-attended event held at Mnazi Mmoja grounds in Dar es Salaam.
Stock-outs of malaria treatments at the health facility level in many sub-Saharan African countries have been a persistent problem for many years. A stock-out is the unavailability of medicine at the health facility. In Tanzania, 93 % of the population are at risk for malaria infection. The number of malaria cases is estimated to be 11 million resulting into 60-80 thousand deaths per year or 220 deaths per day in Tanzania alone.
HIGHLIGHTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
This Status Report 2006 is produced in accordance with the MKUKUTA Monitoring Master Plan (MPEE, 2006), which calls for a short report on the status of growth, poverty and governance in Tanzania. The report provides information and analysis for the first year of implementation of MKUKUTA based upon the full revised set of national indicators.
In preparing the report, assessments were made of the indicators themselves and the data required to provide reliable measures.