Investing in early childhood means shaping adults who can contribute to their community's welfare. This is one of the reasons Doctors with Africa CUAMM works to fight chronic and acute malnutrition in Tanzania.
In Tanzania 34.4% of children under 5 years of age suffer from chronic malnutrition (stunting) and SAM (severe acute malnutrition) hits 4.5% of the population.
October was a big month for our work on nutrition, full of both technical meetings and awareness raising events to present what CUAMM is doing to fight malnutrition.
Today – Nyerere Day – we are pleased to join Tanzania in its commemoration of Julius Nyerere, “Father of the Nation”.
Every year the Uhuru Torch passes through Tanzania, making stops at the country’s newly opened or most excellent health facilities to show appreciation for the good work being carried out there.
Expectant mothers in Tanzania lack access to the conveniences and services that we in wealthier countries tend to take for granted. Some fail to eat properly in the months leading up to delivery, or exhaust themselves with the heavy work they’re obliged to do, unaware of the precautions that ought to be taken during pregnancy.
In recent days electricity became a reality for two small health centers in Lumuli and Magoda, located in Tanzania’s Iringa DC and Njombe Regions, respectively. Like them, another 48 dispensaries will soon also have light. All this has been made possible thanks to a new partnership between Sumitomo Corporation and Doctors with Africa CUAMM.
Tonight the Rio 2106 Olympics open. Cuamm is cheering with Africa, true to our values and in the spirit of taking part being what matters most.
The Durban International Conference on AIDS, "Access Equity Rights Now," came to a close the other day, attended by about 18,000 delegates.
Tanzania has a very high rate of HIV/AIDS, 5% according to WHO estimates. Doctors with Africa Cuamm has been fighting against the disease here for over thirty years. Most recently we developed a pilot project focused on the "Test and Treat" model, adhering to new international guidelines.