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Perspectives from Tanzania [Global Conversations]
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This profile was created to share the voices and opinions of people from across Tanzania as part of the Amplify program's Global Conversations project. Learn more: http://ideo.pn/globalconversations.
Tanzania officially the United Republic of Tanzania is a country in East Africa in the African Great Lakes region.The economy is heavily based on agriculture, which accounts for more than 25% of gross domestic product, provides 85% of exports, and employs 80% of the workforce.
As of 2011, Tanzania had 56 mobile telephone subscribers per 100 inhabitants, a rate slightly above the sub-Saharan average.Very few Tanzanians have fixed-line telephones. Approximately 12% of Tanzanians used the internet as of 2011, though this number is rapidly growing. The country has a fiber-optic cable network that recently replaced unreliable satellite service, but internet bandwidth remains very low.
The content for Research posts from this profile was submitted over the phone by individuals across Tanzania, and translated to English by local volunteers.
Read more about our Global Conversations project and the Amplify program’s efforts to make our challenges truly inclusive and collaborative: https://openideo.com/content/zerotofiveglobalconversations
Thanks Guy,we would be happy to hear more personal views or any stories from the community of IDEO on how we can encourage parents to seek for medical advice from their kids doctor and share the same back with the communities here in Tanzania.