United Republic of Tanzania WHO Country Office

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The WHO United Republic of Tanzania Country Office promotes the attainment of the highest sustainable level of health by all people living in the United Republic of Tanzania through collaboration with the government and other partners in health development and the provision of technical and logistic support to country programmes.

  • Cholera outbreak response in the United Republic of Tanzania The cholera outbreak in Tanzania started on the 15th of August 2015, and as of 20th January 2016, the country had reported more than 14,000 cases, including 222 deaths (representing 1.6% case fatality rate).
  • Engaging communities to tackle cholera in Tanzania Simiyu Region, January 2016 - Simiyu is among the 22 regions in Tanzania which have been hard hit by the cholera outbreak in the country. The region started reporting cholera on 24th December 2015. By 20th January, 2016 a total of 153 cases had been reported out of which 115 occurred in the previous 14 days.
  • Tanzania’s new Minister of Health fact finding operation on the current Cholera Outbreak in the country The Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children Hon. Ummy Mwalimu (MP), conducted a fact finding operation on the Cholera outbreak currently ongoing in the country.  Her programme included a Cholera Press Conference, an inspection of Mburahati Cholera Treatment Centre and an observation of DAWASCO water pipes in a sewerage trench in Manzese Ward. WHO staff were present in all the Minister’s activities.
  • WHO joins Presidential National Cleaning Campaign to stop spread of cholera in the United Republic of Tanzania Dar es Salaam, 10 December 2015 - Tanzania is currently experiencing a severe Cholera Outbreak which started in mid-August 2015.  Recently, the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Dr. John Pombe Magufuli, called on all in the country to commemorate Uhuru (Independence) Day on the 9th of December 2015, by focusing on “a major cleanup campaign aimed at contributing to stopping the spread of cholera in the country”.
  • WHO steps up response to stop severe cholera outbreak in Tanzania Dar es Salaam, 10 December 2015 – Tanzania's cholera outbreak, which began in late August 2015, has progressively spread to more than half of country's regions, affecting thousands of people. Months into the response, local capacities and resources are overstretched; prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to classify the outbreak an organization-wide priority, enabling it to deploy additional resources to contain the disease’s spread.As of 8 December, 10 412 cases and 159 deaths have been reported in 21 of the…

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