• Estimated total population:1
  • 47.7 million
  • Maternal mortality ratio:2
  • 450 per 100,000 live births
  • Infant mortality rate:2
  • 26 per 1,000 live births
  • Under-five mortality rate:2
  • 76 per 1,000 live births
  • Total fertility rate:2
  • 5.5
  • Contraceptive prevalence:2
  • 34% (modern methods)
  • HIV prevalence:3
  • 6%
  • Births with skilled provider:2
  • 49%


  • 1Population Reference Bureau 2012 World Population Data Sheet;
  • 22010 Demographic and Health Survey;
  • 32007–2008 Tanzania HIV and Malaria Indicator Survey.


Jhpiego began working in partnership with the Tanzania Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) in 1999, initially with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide technical assistance to develop Essential Maternal and Neonatal Health Guidelines. Subsequently, this work was greatly expanded under the USAID-funded Maternal and Neonatal Health (MNH) and ACCESS Programs. In 2005, with funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Jhpiego's role in Tanzania further expanded into the area of community mobilization for malaria prevention and control. Jhpiego's current portfolio in Tanzania includes: maternal, newborn and child health; HIV/AIDS; gender-based violence; cervical cancer prevention; malaria; family planning; and Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses, as well as pre-service education, infection prevention and control, and training of community health workers.

At this time, Jhpiego is implementing the following programs in Tanzania:

  • The USAID-funded Mothers and Infants, Safe, Healthy and Alive (MAISHA) Program
  • The Universal HIV/AIDS Counseling and Testing (UHAI-CT) Program, also funded by USAID
  • The Newborn Resuscitation Program, funded by the Children's Investment Fund Foundation
  • The USAID-funded Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP)
  • A Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)-funded subaward to CARE International
  • A CDC-funded initiative to build the capacity of the MOHSW to address infection prevention and control in hospitals across Tanzania
  • A subaward with Plan International on the CIDA-funded Wazazi na Mwana Project

In addition to these programs, Jhpiego is currently implementing four research studies in Tanzania: two on uptake and efficiencies for voluntary medical male circumcision, one on provider-initiated counseling and testing models, and another on the presence of malaria parasites in the placentas of new mothers.

For a complete description of Jhpiego's work in this country, click the link below.

Tanzania Country Profile PDF1.37 MB

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