Tanzania

A cross-section of youth cheering during the Kijana Jikwamue Project launch ceremony in Mtwara Region
A cross-section of youth cheering during the Kijana Jikwamue Project launch ceremony in Mtwara Region

Youth’s ‘New Hope’ Born in Mtwara

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Africare/Tanzania and BG Tanzania, a British Oil Exploration company, have partnered to launch a youth economic empowerment project dubbed ‘Kijana Jikwamue.’

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New theatre to boost maternal health care

www.ippmedia.com — Opened at the climax of the national White Ribbon Day celebrations at the turn of the week, the state-of-the art maternal care theatre at Mtowisa Health Centre in Sumbawanga was inaugurated by the Health and Social Welfare Minister, Dr Seif Rashid on behalf of Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda.

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Families register for Africare's Community Health Fund.
Families register for Africare's Community Health Fund.

Health fund brings relief to Tarime villagers

www.dailynews.co.tz — Establishment of a Community Health Fund scheme has become a big relief to hundreds of poor families in nine rural villages of Tarime District. The scheme was introduced in the villages early last year by Africare through its Lake Zone Health and Economic Development Initiative.

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Al Jazeera's Chika Oduah discusses Tanzania's high food production yet high malnutrition. Photo: Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera's Chika Oduah discusses Tanzania's high food production yet high malnutrition. Photo: Al Jazeera

Fruit for thought in Tanzania nutrition fight

www.aljazeera.com – Selemani Hussaini never though much about eating fruit in the past. The 46-year-old Tanzanian farmer mainly eats ugali, a thick maize-based porridge. Toss in a few cooked beans, tea or instant coffee and this completes a typical meal.

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Jennifer James of Mom Bloggers for Social Good met Daria, a participant in Africare's Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Project. Photo: Jennifer James
Jennifer James of Mom Bloggers for Social Good met Daria, a participant in Africare's Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Project. Photo: Jennifer James

How Community Gardens are Changing Lives in Tanzania

www.impatientoptimists.org – Up in the lush Uluguru Mountains in Morogoro, Tanzania, a USAID-funded nutritional program, Mwanzo Bora (which means good start in Swahili) has been put in place to help increase local mothers’ breastfeeding rates, lower the number of expectant mothers with anemia, and provide parents with the nutritional know-how to properly feed their children a well-balanced diet.

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Bringing Better Nutrition to Tanzania’s Farmers

www.internationalreportingproject.org – Abdullah Yahya’s farm sits above the dirt road that is unfriendly to cars after it rains. Corn stalks remain in the ground, withered by a lack of recent rains. The morning rain is a good sign. Abdullah will soon uproot the failed crop and plant with the hopes of a successful harvest.

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