Support Programs in Tanzania

Support Programs

Measures Against Malaria - National Insecticide-Treated Nets Implementation Plan

Malaria Situation in Tanzania

Malaria has exacted a huge toll on the Tanzanian population. Overall, 40% of the population are at risk of malaria infection, and one child is dying every minute in Tanzania from malaria. In addition to causing high mortality and morbidity, the economic impact of malaria is huge. It jeopardizes development, either directly--through the cost of healthcare and hospitalization--or indirectly--through working days lost to personal illness or to caring for a sick child. It consumes families' resources, leaving Tanzanians with less money to take care of their basic needs.

Total population (in 1000s) 47,783 2012
Physicians (number) 300 2000-2010
Nursing and midwifery personnel (number) 9440 2000-2010
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births 50 2010
Under 5 mortality rate per 1,000 live births 54 2012
Total health expenditure per capita (USD) 107 2011
Official Development Assistance committed in health sector (USD million) 470 2009
Reported malaria deaths 840 2009
Estimated malaria deaths 38,730 2006年
Nets distributed 23,000,000 2013

Program Outline

The use of insecticide-treated nets is effective in eliminating malaria-transmitting mosquitoes. A project to distribute net vouchers to babies and pregnant women, who are most at risk of infection, is currently underway utilizing financing from the Global Fund. Designed to support such efforts, this project includes skills development for healthcare personnel and administrative management, including training in techniques for encouraging people to use the nets and in administration of mosquito net distribution activities.

Progress on the Malaria grant (Includes support other than that from the Takeda Initiative)


Malaria admissions and deaths (Per 100 000)