CDC Tanzania: Data. People. Impact.

CDC Tanzania: Data. People. Impact.

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CDC Tanzania: Data. People. Impact.

Since 2001, CDC has maintained a strong presence in Tanzania, a country where health threats such as HIV, malaria, and other infectious disease threats continue to negatively impact the health and lives of people.

Five percent of adults (15-64 years) in Tanzania are currently living with HIV.

A large percentage of these adults are unaware of their positive status.

Tanzania faces high risks for emerging infectious disease threats like Ebola due to porous borders, high traffic from cross border trade and refugee migration. Furthermore, Tanzanians face exposure to numerous zoonotic diseases like anthrax due to the close human/animal interface.

Through leveraging and optimizing our strengths in cross-cutting science, data-driven programs, and strong partnerships, CDC Tanzania, in partnership with the Government of Tanzania, continues to make significant progress in improving the health and lives of people across the country.

CDC’s Impact

More than 100,000 additional adults and children received life saving antiretroviral therapy in 2019.

In 2019, CDC and partners identified more than 67,000 undiagnosed HIV positive individuals through index testing – the process of identifying and offering HIV testing services to exposed contacts of a person living with HIV.

More than 450 disease detectives trained to rapidly detect and effectively respond to health threats and disease outbreaks (as of December 2019).

Ten laboratories accredited to international standards, and 76 laboratories enrolled in World Health Organization’s Strengthening Laboratory Management Towards Accreditation program.

More than 100 outbreak investigations by CDC-trained disease detectives as of December 2019.

One Resident Advisor dedicated to the President’s Malaria Initiative providing technical expertise on prevention and treatment efforts- treated mosquito nets, indoor spraying, accurate malaria diagnosis and treatment, and preventative treatment for pregnant women.

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