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CDC has worked with the United Republic of Tanzania and more than 60 partner organizations since 2001 to address HIV, malaria, and other health threats by helping support service delivery and strengthen health systems and infrastructure. CDC supports HIV care and treatment, HIV counseling and testing, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, tuberculosis (TB) services, labs, research, development of the National Blood Transfusion Services, and activities that target key populations most at risk for HIV.

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14 Direct Hires
14 Contractors/Fellows

iconTanzania at a Glance

Population: 51.82 million
Per capita income: $920
Life expectancy: 64.3 yrs
Under 5 mortality: 48/1000 live births
Source: The World Bank

iconTop 10 Causes of Death

Source: GBD Compare, 2013
  1. HIV 17%
  2. Lower Respiratory Infections 11%
  3. Malaria 7%
  4. Diarrheal Diseases 6%
  5. Tuberculosis 5%
  6. Cancer 5%
  7. Ischemic Heart Disease 3%
  8. Stroke 3%
  9. STDs 3%
  10. Sepsis 2%

What CDC Is Doing

  • Over 197,126 persons are currently receiving HIV treatment; 18,862 pregnant women have received medication to reduce transmission to their babies since 2010
  • 65,280 boys and men have been circumcised to prevent new HIV infections
  • 1996: last case of wild poliovirus was reported in Tanzania
  • Decrease in malaria from 18% to 10% in children 6-59 months in 2011-2012
  • Page last reviewed: March 31, 2015
  • Page last updated: February 24, 2016
  • Content source: Global Health
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