The United Republic of Tanzania is a country in East Africa within the African Great Lakes region. It borders Uganda to the north; Kenya to the northeast; Comoro Islands and the Indian Ocean to the east; Mozambique and Malawi to the south; Zambia to the southwest; and Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west.
Following two decades of sustained growth, Tanzania reached an important milestone in July 2020, when it formally graduated from low-income country to lower-middle-income country status. Tanzania’s achievement reflects sustained macroeconomic stability that has supported growth, in addition to the country’s rich natural endowments and strategic geographic position.
In 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic-induced economic slowdown caused the poverty rate to rise to an estimated 27.2%, compounding the effect of population growth on the absolute number of people living in poverty. Because a large share of Tanzania’s population is close to the poverty line, even a mild economic shock can push numerous households into poverty. The impact of the crisis has been especially acute among households that rely on self-employment and informal microenterprises in urban areas.
News and Blogs from Tanzania
At Makole Health Centre: Celebration of the donation of medical equipment to 20 health care facilities participating in the programme "Quality improvement of integrated HIV, TB and malaria services in ANC & PNC". Ummy Mwalimu MP was a guest of honor. Donated medical equipment will help improve maternal and newborn health during Antenatal and Postnatal Care. pic.twitter.com/Os61Kq5cMk and pic.twitter.com/K2wDDccF4B
— Department of public health (UDOM) (@udom_public_hdp) May 3, 2023
Hon. Ummy Mwalimu, MP, Minister of Health, Tanzania assured the people that the government will ensure the availability of important medicines such as medicines to prevent bleeding during childbirth, blood, medicines that increase blood and medicines to prevent epilepsy in pregnancy. She also has instructed health service providers to focus on their professions, work skills, ethics and service oaths to save the life of those they serve. This will help improve provisional of quality services in health sector. pic.twitter.com/0s9iBTYOkO
— Department of public health (UDOM) (@udom_public_hdp) May 4, 2023