Tanzania, the largest country in East Africa, is home to over 50 million people. Tanzania is an emerging economy with high potential. But despite impressive growth in its gross domestic product (GDP) over the past decade, it remains one of the world's poorest countries in terms of per capita income.
90% of those living in poverty are in rural areas, with little or no access to health care services and education. It is estimated that 7.6million people in Tanzania live with some form of disability.
While Tanzania has made significant progress in its healthcare development and improvement of maternal health services, there is still a long way to go.
CBM UK’s work in Tanzania is focused on preventing avoidable blindness in children and adults, as well treating fistula, which leads to many women needlessly ostracised by their communities for years.
 (World Bank)
 Disability statistic is based on WHO estimate of 15% of the world’s population live with some form of disability.