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Tanzania is one of the most politically stable countries in Africa, and the country has shown significant economic growth in recent years. Despite this hopeful progress, the fight against poverty is still a major challenge. World Bank data indicates that over 33% of Tanzanians live below the poverty line.
Where there's poverty, disease is often close behind. A large number of people lack access to safe drinking water and health care services. Rapid population growth is another major challenge to poverty reduction, and it puts additional strain on already inadequate services such as clean water, education and health care.
As Tanzania continues to develop economically, knowledgeable and caring partners are needed to ensure that the development of the health care infrastructure keeps pace and serves the critical needs of its people.
IMA established a field office in Dar es Salaam in 1997—its first international field office—to oversee its now-closed Onchocerciasis (river blindness) treatment program.
The office has since expanded to accommodate IMA's growing role in fighting disease and supporting health care in Tanzania.
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