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.
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.
Last updated: April 25, 2016