Children in Tanzania, and especially the poorest children, face many challenges to their survival and development. 42% of children under five are stunted due to malnutrition, and almost three-quarters of both girls and boys have experienced physical violence prior to the age of 18.

Save the Children began working in Tanzania in 1986. The head office is located in Dar es Salaam and our programmes cover almost all regions of the country.  

We work closely with the government at national and local level, and with a wide range of local NGOs across seven thematic areas: child protection, health, nutrition, child rights governance, education, food security and livelihoods, and emergencies. 

Our Kangaroo Mothercare Centre is saving infants’ lives. Our ‘one stop centre’ in Zanzibar is strengthening the child protection system. And our Partnership for Nutrition in Tanzania (PANITA) has grown to include 306 civil society organisations across the country, spearheading a renewed effort in the fight against malnutrition.