PLAN INTERNATIONAL IN TANZANIA

We have been working in partnership with local communities in Tanzania since 1991 to improve the health, education and prospects of the country's most vulnerable children.

CHALLENGES

Tanzania remains one of the poorest countries in the world.
  • More than two-thirds of the population are living in poverty.
  • Many children die of preventable or treatable diseases - 98,000 each year don't live to see their fifth birthday.
  • Child marriage is widely accepted - more than one in three girls are married by 18.
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Children drinking safe, disinfected drinking water after community training provided by Plan International.
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A Burundi refugee child is treated in a health centre supported by Plan International..
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A boy learning in a school supported by Plan International.

How we're helping

We care for mothers and children's health right from the start - from transporting pregnant women to health centres to give birth safely, to distributing mobile phones so they can contact hospitals in an emergency.

We also build new maternity wards and supply lifesaving equipment so new mothers get the best care.

We bring life-saving healthcare to remote areas with our mobile clinics providing immunisations, check-ups and health education.

We are also helping children grow up healthy by training parents and teachers to spot common childhood diseases, which are often treated more effectively with early intervention.