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Activities in Tanzania（FY2016-2018）
We continue the mobile healthcare field clinic project in the Kilombero District. The project contributes towards achieving the third Sustainable Development Goal set by the United Nations, ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages.
|Activity Details||Provision of vaccinations, health examinations, and other basic healthcare services via mobile healthcare field clinics to children under the age of one and mothers in regions lacking sufficient access to healthcare|
|Services Provided||Mobile healthcare field clinics (vaccinations, prenatal checkups, etc.)
Training of healthcare professionals and community healthcare workers
Awareness raising activities for communities
|Goals||Improvement of immunization ratio among infants less than one year old (baseline 42% → target 90%) and ratio of women who receive antenatal care (baseline 21% → target 66%)|
|Period||3 years (2016-2018)|
|Partner||NGO Plan International Japan
Basic Information about Tanzania
Tanzania is a united republic made up of Tanganyika on the mainland and the islands of Zanzibar.
Aiming to reduce poverty, the country is working to grow its agricultural industry, which employs approximately 70% of its population, and improve productivity in this industry.
|Areas||945,000 sq km (Approx. 2.5 times the size of Japan)|
|Population||51,820,000 people (2014, Source: World Bank Group)|
Dodoma (official capital city and location of the National Assembly)
(Dar es Salaam effectively functions as Tanzania’s central city, housing major government agencies, and is also the center of economic activity.)
|Major ethnic groups||Sukuma, Makonde, Chaga, Haya, and other peoples|
|Languages||Swahili (vernacular), English (official)|
|Religions||Muslim (approx. 40%), Christian (approx. 40%), indigenous traditions (approx. 20%)|
【VOICE】 Quest to Bring Smiles to the Faces of Children and Mothers
I have always been proud to be able to take part in our ongoing support activities directed at African countries, and I am most pleased to have been able to start this new partnership with Daiichi Sankyo for supporting Tanzania.
This support project entails providing mobile healthcare field clinic services via specialized van. These services will be directed toward areas with limited access to healthcare, specifically isolated or impoverished areas with high rates of infant and maternal mortality. By helping make vaccinations and health examinations for infants and mothers a normal part of life, we hope to contribute to the accomplishment of the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations in 2015. I look forward to working together with Daiichi Sankyo on our quest to bring smiles to the faces of children and mothers.
|The first report (March 31, 2017)|