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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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Tanzania at a Glance

Population: 46,218,500
Per capita income: $1,360
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 57/56 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 51/1000 live births
Population Reference Bureau World Population Data Sheet, 2011

Top 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: March 31, 2015
  • Content source: Global Health
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