The need

Tanzania has made progress in combatting malnutrition but much more remains to be done.

Through concerted efforts by the government and partners, malnutrition levels in the country have declined over the last decade. The rate of stunting in children under five declined from 42% in 2010 to 31.8% in 2018, and the prevalence of anaemia in adult women dropped from 41% to 28.8% in the same period.

Despite this improvement, the current levels of stunting and anaemia are still considered severe public health threats.

Our solution

Our work in Tanzania is guided by the country’s National Multi-sectoral Nutrition Action Plan.

Read the Tanzania Country Brief

Nutrition International has been working in Tanzania since 2016, focusing on improving health and nutrition, particularly for women, adolescent girls and children.

Through close collaboration with government departments in the Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar, we are:

  • Providing technical assistance to overcome gaps in design and delivery of nutrition action plans
  • Providing a full supply of vitamin A capsules to ensure children under five receive two doses at six-months contact point or through the biannual Child Health and Nutrition Month
  • Improving capacity of health care providers to plan and properly deliver vitamin A supplementation
  • Supporting production of adequately iodized salt, enforcement of salt regulation and increasing awareness about importance of salt iodization among salt producers, traders and health care workers
  • Strengthening delivery of adolescent nutrition packages, especially for girls
  • Supporting delivery of a first 1,000 days package, including iron and folic acid supplementation, diversified diet, cord care and timely initiation of breastfeeding

Contact information

Get in touch.

Country Director, Tanzania
Dr. George Mwita

Nutrition International Tanzania
10th Floor PSSSF Building, Plot No. 4 & 5
Block ‘’W’’, Uhindini, Dodoma City
PO Box 1517, Tanzania

Telephone: +255-26-232-9085