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|
|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|
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.