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Quick Stats
Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania, is a relatively large country in East Africa covering 947,300 square kilometers. Tanzania is the 31st largest country in the world and the 13th largest in Africa. Tanzania's population growth rate continues to climb with a current growth rate of 3.0% annually.


Country office contacts
Sinza B Kwa Remi, Shekilango Road,
Plot No 36, House No 1,
Chipukizi Street , Dar es Salaam PO Box
71517, Dar es Salaam.
Tel: + 255 222461656
Mobile: +255 754 788123

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Issues affecting children and young people in Tanzania

In Tanzania, approximately six million children aged 0-14 years live below the basic needs poverty line, and approximately 2.8 million children fall below the food poverty line (HBS, 2008). Chronic malnutrition in Tanzania remains endemic, and nearly 3 out of every 10 females aged 13 to 24 reported experiencing at least one incident of sexual violence before turning 18. (UNICEF-Tanzania, 2011).

  • Street Children
  • Violence against Children
  • Gender Based Violence
  • Child Marriages
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Child Labor
  • Corporal Punishment

Our Impact




Repssi Work In Tanzania

  • National Action Plan for Violence against Women and Children (NPA-VAWC).
  • National Costed Plan of Action for MVC.
  • Programme of Action for Orphans, Vulnerable Children and Youth
  • PSS guidelines
  • Child development Guidelines

REPSSI Projects In Tanzania

  • READY+
  • Enhanced access to and uptake of sexual and reproductive health and rights for girls, boys and youth in East and Southern Africa
  • PSS in emergencies
  • Girl Effect
  • Sharing stories

REPSSI Work In Tanzania

  • Worked with UNFPA and the Government to develop PSS guidelines in Zanzibar to support children and women affected by violence and abuse through one stop centers.
  • Collaborates with PASADA to end child marriage and to end gender-based violence (GBV).
  • Trained teachers and other officials on PSS and how to talk to children about SRHR.
  • Trained Community adolescent treatment supports (CATS) who work in different health facilities and communities, supporting peers by providing support in SRHR, PSS, HIV services, and Group safe spaces.
  • Trained social workers in Emergency preparedness. The social workers have been equipped and resilient in supporting the communities in different set of calamities if they are to occur.
  • Presented on the EAC Minimum Standards of Services at two conferences.


Meet The Tanzanian Team

Jeanne K. Ndyetabura
Chair Country Advisor
Happiness Godwell Mmbando
Country Advisory Board
Ernest N. Tarimo
Country Advisory Board
Peter Stephen Massesa
Country Advisory Board
Edwick Mapalala
Country Director
Karesma Mushi
Programme Officer
See Bios of  Team