Demographic Data

  • Total Population: 51.82 million
  • Population under 15: 45%
  • Life Expectancy at Birth: 61 years
  • Human Development Index: 151 out of 188
  • World Bank Status: Low Income
  • HIV/AIDS Prevalence (age 15-49): 5.3%
  • Mean Household Composition: 5 members
  • Female-Headed Households: 24.4%
  • Early Marriage (% of girls married by age 15): 37%

Sources: World Bank, UNICEF, UNDP HDR 2015, DHS 2010

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Apolinari Tairo - eTurboNews Tanzania27 Sep 2017

High prevalence of sex tourism in Zanzibar has spurred a five year National Action Plan to end violence against children and women on the island. 

REPSSI4 Sep 2017
Arusha, Tanzania

The theme of the next PSS forum, which will take place in Arusha, Tanzania from 4-6 September, 2017, is “Equity, Equality for all Girls, Boys and Youth”

Jonna Karlsson - UNICEF23 Jun 2017

This UNICEF presentation describes the need for social service workforce strengthening in East and Southern Africa and presents recommendations based on a case example from Rwanda. 

Elsa Laurin - UNHCR21 Jun 2017

This UNHCR presentation provides an overview of alternative care for children in East African refugee contexts.

Geoffrey Oyat - Save the Children21 Jun 2017

This presentation describes the findings from a 2015 Save the Children study on kinship care in Ethiopia, Kenya and Zanzibar. 

Noelle Sullivan - Scientific American16 May 2017

Lending a helping hand in countries with poor health infrastructure is usually well intentioned—but it can cause serious harm.

Hy V. Huynh - Clemson University1 May 2017

This study explored the extent to which components of quality of care predicted psychosocial well-being of orphaned and separated children (OSC), as well as the extent to which these components of quality of care and demographic factors moderated the associations between care settings and psychosocial well-being of orphaned and separated children (OSC).

Anastasia J. Gage, Mai Do, and Donald Grant - Measure Evaluation1 Mar 2017

This compendium contains the findings from a review of 13 projects providing HIV services to adolescents in PEPFAR-supported countries. 

Anastasia J. Gage, Mai Do, and Donald Grant - MEASURE Evaluation1 Mar 2017

This document examines 13 projects serving HIV services to adolescents in PEPFAR-supported countries and provides a set of guidelines on best practices for adolescent and youth-friendly HIV programs. 

Oak Foundation11 Dec 2016

Oak Foundation is recruiting a Programme Officer for the Child Abuse Programme and its work in East Africa, who will also have some administrative responsibility for Oak Foundation’s office in Dar-es-Salaam.