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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 Mara Regional Health Team in finding local solutions to curb Cholera Mara, 11 February 2016 -- Mara Region is among the 23 Regions affected by the on-going cholera outbreak in Tanzania. As of 11 February, the Region has reported 1,307 cases cumulatively with 44 deaths. Despite the on-going outbreak control efforts put in place by the Region, cholera transmission continues. WHO Representative, Dr. Rufaro Chatora, visited the Region to take stock of the situation and discuss with the Regional Health Team possible solutions to address the critical challenges faced by the…
  • Battling Cholera in Special Settings in Dar es Salaam Region Dar es Salaam, 11 February 2016- Crowded areas such as fishing camps, refugee camps, prisons, military and police barracks and schools are vulnerable to outbreaks of communicable diseases like cholera. The government of Tanzania continues to battle the on-going wide spread cholera outbreak which has up-to-date affected 23 out of the 25 Regions in the country. On the 26th January 2016, WHO was informed of cholera cases from Segerea prison in Ilala Municipality in Dar es Salaam Region. Thirty (30)…
  • WHO Representative gears up to tackle Cholera in the Lake zone Regions Mwanza, 10 February 2016 —The on-going cholera outbreak in Tanzania has affected more than 15,000 people and claimed over 230 lives from 23 Regions. Seven out of the 23 affected Regions from the Lake Zone namely: Mwanza, Mara, Kagera, Kigoma, Geita, Tabora and Shinyanga, have contributed 51% of the reported cases and 62% of the reported deaths. Despite the Cholera control interventions set up, the outbreak persists in the Lake zone, with the fishermen communities being the hardest hit. WHO…
  • 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.

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