Years of armed conflicts, particularly in the eastern provinces, have left the country facing extreme poverty.
Malnutrition remains a major public health issue in Tanzania. The country has one of the highest rates of malnutrition compared to the rest of Africa, with 450,000 children fighting life-threatening hunger.
In total, 58% of Tanzanian children and 45% of women are anaemic.
The main drivers of malnutrition include poor care and feeding practices, as well as a lack of access to safe water and sanitation. There is also a shortage of healthcare workers skilled in nutrition. Supplies needed to detect and treat malnutrition run out frequently, and health services are often inaccessible to communities in need.