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Tanzania Joint Multi-sectoral Nutrition Review 2016

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More than 2.7 million Tanzanian children under 5 were estimated to be stunted and more than 600,000 children under 5 suffering from acute malnutrition in 2015. The Government of Tanzania, with support from UNICEF and other partners, recently reaffirmed its commitment to end malnutrition at the third Joint Multi-sectoral Nutrition Review (JMNR), which took place in Dar es Salaam on 26–28 October 2016. It is the first country in Sub-Saharan Africa to conduct a multi-sectoral review.

Child protection systems safeguard children against violence

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As a ‘fit family’, Christer and Juma Mabuza take care of vulnerable children for short periods of time until they are reintegrated back to their families of origin. “We know there are children who need support,” Juma says. “When we heard the story of Pretty, we said: we are ready! Children have a right to survive.”

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