Malnutrition in Tanzania communities
In Tanzania, Nationally, chronic malnutrition or stunting affects 34.7% of children under the age of five. Severe stunting affected 11.5% of children nationwide. Around 45% of deaths among children under 5 years of age are linked to undernutrition. In Tanzania malnutrition causes a third of all deaths of children under 5
The As the foundation committed to protect poor population against diseases we have a unique opportunity to play an active role in efforts to protect the most vulnerable communities during a pandemic. To that end, we have approved some ways to support vulnerable populations both in our community and the country. These ways include:We are providing assistance to people living in coronavirus-affected communities, and in some instances, cases are already within our areas of operation. We are working to train our staff and volunteers on the virus so that they can be cognizant of their own health and protect themselves. We are also putting a plan in place to ensure that, even if/when the virus spreads more widely in the areas we operate in, our ongoing lifesaving work can continue safely, as much as possible.