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About Tanzania

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Location
Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Kenya and Mozambique

Population
41,000,000

Language
Swahili (Primary), English, local languages

Religion
Christian 30%, Muslim 35%, indigenous beliefs 35%

People living with HIV/AIDs
1.4 million (2007 est.)

Major infectious diseases
degree of risk: very high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne diseases: malaria and plague
water contact disease: schistosomiasis

animal contact disease: rabies (2009)


  • One of the poorest countries in the world
  • Politically stable
  • Most Tanzanians are villagers and 80 per cent of the workforce are farmers
  • There are food shortages for several months each year due to droughts, and the country relies on aid from overseas
  • Almost a third of the population are malnourished
  • Most villages are remote and lack clean water, schools and basic heath services
  • One in six children do not reach their fifth birthday
  • Most die from preventable diseases, such as malaria, diarrhoea and respiratory infections.

For a comprehensive list of facts on Tanzania please visit the Central Intelligence Agency website >>

 

 

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