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February 25, 2015
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. If such systems issues are not addressed, USAID’s health programs on will not yield nor sustain desired results. Furthermore, while Tanzania has the potential to achieve ‘middle-income’ country status1, without significant improvements in health care the country faces the risk of overwhelming an already-fragile social service system and eroding future economic gains. 
January 15, 2015

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.

January 15, 2015

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. 

January 15, 2015

The Government of Tanzania has made numerous commitments, both to its people and to the international community, to democratic governance.  While Tanzania has a number of government accountability structures already in place, these remain to be tested from the citizenry for greater transparency and accountability. Public resource oversight by citizens is still a gap that can be targeted with support to select Government of Tanzania institutions of accountability that have the ability to respond to increased nation-wide demand for government accountability.

January 15, 2015

Tanzania has an ambitious plan to prioritize agriculture for economic growth.  The private sector led Kilimo Kwanza (Agriculture First) initiative and the SAGCOT Centre have been endorsed by the government of Tanzania. These strategies are being linked to the Agricultural Sector Development Program through Tanzania’s Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) country investment plan. FTF is fully aligned with Tanzania’s CAADP program and Tanzania’s National Nutrition Strategy.

November 24, 2014

USAID partners with Tanzanians to improve biodiversity conservation by building sustainable livelihoods and supporting natural resource management. The strategy involves developing and implementing key national environmental policies, and supporting community based conservation. The Natural Resource Management Program takes a sustainable landscape scale approach which targets critical ecosystems. Key objectives of U.S.


Last updated: November 20, 2015

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