Health in Tanzania

Health care in Tanzania is available depending on one's income and accessibility. People in urban areas have better access to private and public medical facilities.

Disease

Tanzania faces a "mature", generalized HIV epidemic. Among the 1.4 million people living with HIV/AIDS, 70.5 percent are 25 to 49 years old, and 15 percent are 15-24 years. In young women ages 15 to 24, there is an HIV prevalence rate of 3.8 percent, which is significantly higher than the 2.8 percent prevalence rate among young men in the same age group. More than half of available hospital beds are occupied by HIV-infected persons.[1]

Malaria exists throughout the year and is predominantly due to P. falciparum.[2]

Maternal and Child Healthcare

In June 2011, the Millennium Development Goals can be achieved, particularly Goal 4 – Reduce child mortality and Goal 5 – improve maternal health. In United Republic of Tanzania there are only two midwives per 1,000 live births; and the lifetime risk of death during delivery for women is one in 23. [4]

See also

References

External links

  • World Health Organization (WHO): Tanzania
  • The State of the World's Midwifery - Tanzania Country Profile
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