In Tanzania, 34 percent of children under five years of age are stunted and 14 percent are underweight, according to the 2015-16 Demographic Health and Malaria Indicator Survey. With a growing population, the absolute number of undernourished people is increasing. Key factors driving undernutrition are the lack of diverse diets at the household level, inadequate access to health services (including water, sanitation, and hygiene - WASH), and poor feeding practices. As part of a comprehensive approach to nutrition, USAID/Tanzania focuses on reducing stunting through integrated health and agriculture programs and services at the national, district and community levels.

Nutrition Factsheet
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