Tanzania

  • Malaria deaths fell by 71% between 2004-2014 (from 41/100,000 to 12/100,000)
    • mainly due to rapid scale-up of proven interventions
  • Mortality rates declined from 113/100,000 (2004) to 44/100,000 (2014) in under 5s
  • Population at risk of malaria (2016): Mainland: 100%
    Zanzibar: 100%
  • 2015: estimated national coverage of artesunate was 24%
    • 50% planned by December 2015
    • Goal: 80% by end of 2017

WHO World Malaria Report: Inpatient malaria cases and deaths

Malaria distribution

Severe malaria policy and practice

National treatment guidelines
Recommendations Treatment
Strong IV artesunate*
Alternative IV quinine
Recommendations Pre-referral
Community level Rectal artesunate
Health facility IM artesunate
Health facility alternative IM quinine
First trimester pregnancy
Recommendation Treatment
Strong IV quinine

Commodity needs:

Estimated need of injectable artesunate: 8,000,000 vials 

  • Funded by PMI (50%), the Global Fund (44%) and the national government (6%)