Building a healthier future in Tanzania through improved nutrition - Guided by the country’s National Multi-sectoral Nutrition Action Plan, we work with government to improve the health and nutrition of the population, particularly women, adolescent girls and children.
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