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September-November 2021 Newsletter

Although it seems to be slowing, Tanzania continues to suffer from the COVID-19 pandemic. Community members of all ages have died. Many of the poor were just hanging on and now are even more destitute. Thankfully, COVID-19 vaccines are now becoming available, but only a tiny fraction of the population has been vaccinated so far. Despite all the death and suffering, there is a

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April-July 2021 Newsletter

In January, Tanzania had a second wave of COVID-19 (South African variant) and is now undergoing a third wave with the Delta (Indian) variant. Despite considerable progress, Tanzania, with its 60 million people, is still one of the poorest countries in the world—making the effects of the pandemic particularly devastating. Especially in the cities, there is a lot of crowding in the markets and

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January-March 2021 Newsletter

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, none of the Health Tanzania team went to Tanzania this past year. Therefore, the content of this newsletter is based on information obtained from the team in Tanzania either by email or telephone calls. In 2020, Tanzania was hit hard by the pandemic in April, but then the government stopped counting cases. By June, President Magafuli declared the pandemic

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