The abridged USAID Tanzania Country Development Cooperation Strategy provides a summary of how USAID is helping Tanzania achieve socioeconomic transformation toward middle income status by 2025.
On the Mainland of Tanzania, more than 32 percent of all outpatient attendances are attributable to malaria, resulting in approximately 7.3 million clinical and confirmed malaria cases annually. PMI strives to reduce malaria by employing an integrated approach emphasizing prevention through vector control; prevention of malaria in pregnancy; prompt diagnosis and correct treatment; strengthening of malaria surveillance; human resources capacity development; and promotion of positive behaviors for malaria prevention and case management. T
Health system challenges in Tanzania are impeding the achievement of national development goals and consequently those relating to USAID’s programs on Maternal and Child Health (MCH), Malaria, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB), and Family Planning (FP). These challenges include, but are not limited to, the shortage of health care workers, health commodity stock outs, and insufficient financing.
Tanzania is committed to addressing the major causes of maternal mortality such as postpartum hemorrhage; newborn mortality including from infection and asphyxia; and low birth weight, stillbirths and mortality due to HIV, malaria and congenital syphilis. USAID/Tanzania’s Maternal and Child Health (MCH) programs support antenatal care, safe delivery, immunization, and the management of child illness. These activities are in line with the U.S.
USAID began supporting family planning (FP) in Tanzania in the late 1980s with a focus on increasing the contraceptive prevalence rate for modern methods, and it was instrumental in building the national program. Under the U.S. Government’s Global Health Initiative (GHI), USAID’s FP programs are integrated with other health services and contribute to the GHI goals of reducing maternal mortality and improving child survival.
Last updated: August 29, 2016