Tanzania crisis

Ten African countries endorse cross-border collaboration framework on Ebola outbreak preparedness and response

21 October 2019 Goma - The Democratic Republic of the Congoand its nine neighbouring countries today, during a meeting of ministers, senior health and immigration officials and partners in Goma, endorsed a joint framework to strengthen cross-border collaboration on preparedness and response to Ebola virus and other disease outbreaks.

Tanzanian authorities inform WHO they have no cases of Ebola

18 September 2019 Brazzaville – On 14 September, the World Health Organization (WHO) received formal notification from the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania that there are no cases of Ebola virus disease in the country. This followed earlier rumours of the death of one person and illness in a few others. The Tanzanian authorities did not indicate what the cause of the illnesses might have been.

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The reality of challenges in malaria elimination

10 September 2019 -- The United Republic of Tanzania is among 11 countries that contribute 55 percent of new malaria cases globally according to WHO Malaria report published in 2018. The national HMIS data showed that malaria related deaths decreased from 20per1000 cases in 2014 to nine per 1000 cases in 2018. However, this has not taken Tanzania from the list of high burden countries.

Ebola simulation drills in Tanzania trade worry for calm at border entry points

Ebola simulation drills in Tanzania trade worry for calm at border entry points

A wooden boat sways idyllically in a marsh of the Malagarasi River where it begins from an eastern mouth of the great Lake Tanganyika, Africa’s deepest lake and the world’s longest lake. Along the river, muscled men pull loaded bicycles under the scorching sun. This port in Ilagala village in Kigoma Region idles in daytime and bustles with activity at night. lagala village is one among many communities in Kigoma Region facing the threat of Ebola importation due to the informal cross-border movements of people for social and economic activities. Within 12 hours of crossing Lake Tanganyika, which borders four countries, Tanzanian traders dock in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Cross-border Field Simulation Exercise comes to a close

18 June 2019 Namanga One Stop border Post, Kenya/Tanzania - Jackson Tipapa, a Kenyan cattle farmer, sat at his Loitokitok home with his family members and neighbors, and explained to a team of health and livestock experts about the dire situation on his farm.

The 48-year old husband and father of four represented a distraught community whose cattle were dying. A strange disease was threatening further loss of their goats, sheep and what was left of his cows.

Fortunately, the situation was just a simulation, and at the end of the exercise, all the ‘sick’ people were able to return to their families.

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