Malaria is a major public health problem in Tanzania. Annual malaria deaths in Tanzania are estimated to be 60,000, with 80 percent of these deaths among children under five years of age. Approximately 14 to 18 million clinical malaria cases are reported annually by public health services and more than 40 percent of all outpatient visits are attributed to malaria. However, with aggressive vector control, the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar is on track to reduce malaria cases by 75% by 2015.
PSI conducted two rounds of outlet surveys in Zanzibar in 2010 and 2011 as part of the Independent Evaluation of the AMFm through support from the Global Fund. PSI also supported work during this same period for mainland Tanzania, which was conducted by the Ifakara Health Institute. More information regarding the AMFm pilot phase in Tanzania is available here.
Tanzania joined the roster of ACTwatch countries in 2013. The first ACTwatch funded outlet survey was conducted in 2014 and is available here. A follow up survey will be conducted in 2016.