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Immunization is a global programme designed to reduce and eradicate  Maternal and Child morbidity and mortality rate around the world. The Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) in the country started in 1975 with the aim of reducing morbidity and mortality caused by diseases that are preventable by vaccine.The programme is currently involved in delivering safe vaccines for vaccine preventable diseases to children under one and women of child bearing age and/or populations at risk.

In recent years the programme has been designed to attain global and national commitments enclosed in Millennium Development Goals 2015, Tanzania Vision 2025, the National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty (NSGRP-MKUKUTA), and the Primary Health Services Development Program (PHSDP-MMAM), among others.

In order to meet those agreed global commitments ,Tanzania introduced Immunization program to cover  measles, polio, whooping cough, tetanus, diphtheria , hepatitis B , meningitis and chest infection, diarrhea caused by rotavirus and tuberculosis in children under 5 years of age and women of child  bearing age.This section highlights preventable diseases covered by  Expanded Programme on Immunization in Tanzania.



Polio Tuberculosis-TB
Whooping Cough Diphtheria
Hepatitis B Meningitis and Chest infection
Measles Pneumococcal Meningitis
Diarrhoea caused by Rotavirus
Source: Government Portal Content Committee, Last Reviewed on : 2015-11-18 13:00:54
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