Mt. Meru Tumaini Health Clinic Welcomes You
The highest priority of Mt. Meru Tumaini Health Clinic is to support the Nboombo Community Dispensary by promoting effective health initiatives that serve the areas that need them most. We believe in taking action with urgency in order to raise public awareness about some of the most pressing issues facing today’s society.
Here at Mt. Meru Tumaini Health Clinic , we are driven to do our part in making the world a better place. Since 2000, we have taken part in a wide range of activities that empower individuals and communities. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits. Are you ready to join us and create real transformation in the lives of so many?
Where the Ndoombo Community Dispensary is Located.
The Mt. Meru Dispensary is located on the foothills of Mt. Meru, near the city of Arusha, in the African nation of Tanzania. Tanzania, itself, is located in East Africa, surrounded by Kenya and Uganda to the north; Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west; Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique to the south; and by the Indian Ocean to the east. Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, is in northeastern Tanzania.
The Republic of Tanzania is an island of relative political stability in a region beset by conflict. It remains one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world. On the United Nations ranking of socioeconomic and development indicators, Tanzania ranks 160 out of 191 countries on the Human Development Index. This ethnic ally diverse nation has become home to roughly 500,000 refugees who have sought shelter and safety over the decades from war and violence in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda.
Poverty: The level of poverty in Tanzania is very high. Tanzania has made little progress towards reducing extreme hunger and malnutrition. The 2010 Global Hunger Index ranks the situation as ‘alarming’. Children in rural areas suffer substantially higher rates of malnutrition and chronic hunger, although urban-rural disparities have narrowed as regards both stunting and underweight.
Low rural sector productivity arises mainly from inadequate infrastructure investment; limited access to farm inputs, extension services and credit; limited technology as well as trade and marketing support; and heavy dependence on rain-fed agriculture and natural resources. The Tanzanian economy is heavily based on agriculture, which accounts for 24.5% of gross domestic product, provides 85% of exports, and accounts for half of the employed workforce.
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