MINISTRY OF HEALTH, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, GENDER, ELDERLY AND CHILDREN

Neglected Tropical Diseases Control Program Tanzania

Epimdemiology and Burden of Diseases
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Parasitic infections are widespread in the country due to a number of factors including the low socio-economic status of rural populations. Schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted Helminths, Lymphatic Filariasis, Onchocerciasis and Trachoma are endemic in many areas as well as zoonotic diseases such as Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT), Rabies, Tick borne Relapsing fevers, Plague, Echinococcosis (hydatid), Taeniosis (cysticercosis) and Brucellosis with a large part of the population being at risk of co-infection with two or more of these diseases. As a result of infections, 44% of the populations are considered undernourished with one in three children under weight for age and almost one in two with obvious stunted growth.