TAREO as an NGO was born in Tanzania and I have been living in Tanzania through.
The United Republic of Tanzania is located in eastern Africa on the Indian Ocean between Mozambique and Kenya and includes the island of Zanzibar. Its largest city, Dar es Salaam, is located along the eastern coast on the Indian Ocean. The capital Dodoma lies west of Dar-es-Salaam.
Tanzania covers an area roughly twice the size of California. The terrain includes coastal plains, a central plateau, and highlands in the north and south. It is home to Mt. Kilimanjaro ( the highest point in Africa ) , Lake Victoria ( the second largest lake in the world), and the Great Rift Valley. The climate varies from tropical along the coast to temperate in the highlands. Natural resources include hydropower, tin, phosphates, iron ore, coal, diamonds, gemstones, gold, natural gas, and nickel.
Population. Around 55 million people live in Tanzania. Kiswahili or Swahili (Kiunguju in Zanzibar) and English are the official languages; Arabic and numerous other local languages are spoken as well. The population is overwhelmingly native African (99%), most of whom are Bantu (95%). Religious practices on the mainland include: Christian (30%), Muslim (35%), and indigenous beliefs (35%).
AREAS OF CONCERN IN TANZANIA
Soil degradation, deforestation, desertification, droughts, and destruction of coral reefs are the nation’s primary environmental concerns. HIV/AIDS, with 1.4 million cases in Tanzania, represents a serious health concern.
With 1 physician per 5,000 people, life expectancy is 65.49 years for both men and women. Outside donations have helped fund much of the progress made in human services.
For decades, Tanzania has been either at or near the top of the list of African nations in the per capita receipt of international aid.
HEALTH AND SOCIAL ISSUES IN TANZANIA
- Life expectancy: Men, 65 years;. Women, 65 years.
- Infant mortality: 112 per 1000 live births.
- 51% of the population lives in poverty.
- 1 physician per 5000 people.
- HIV/AIDS rate in adults: 4.7%.
- 67% of adults are literate.
- Compulsory education 7 – 14 years.
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