Did you know... June 02 2012

-89% of the population of Tanzania lives below the international poverty line of US $1.25 per day 1

-While 71-75% of Tanzanian children attend primary school, only 8% continue on to secondary school 1

-26% of children in Tanzania, under the age of five, sleep under an insecticide-treated mosquito net 1

-There are 3,000,000 orphans in Tanzania, ages 0-17, 1,300,000 orphans due to the AIDS crisis 2

-A Tanzanian with primary school education earns 75% more than one with no schooling. A secondary school graduate earns up to 163% more. 3

-Fertility rates in Tanzania for females aged 15-40 years: with no formal education: 6.9 births per woman, with primary education: 5.6 births, and with secondary and higher education: 3.2 births 4


1 UNICEF: State of the World’s Children report 2011

2 UNAIDS, Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic, 2010

3 Post-Basic Education and Poverty in Tanzania, Ruth Wegwood, July 2005, based on information from World Bank 2004/Integrated Labour Force Survey

4 The United Republic of Tanzania, National Population Policy, Ministry of Planning, Economy and Empowerment, 2006