Tanzania is among the priority countries benefitting from the implementation of WHO Emergency Preparedness and Response projects that aim to promote multisectoral convergence of resources and skills for rapid and efficient response to a disaster.
World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa
The study suggests that increasing temperatures under climate change are likely to be a significant risk to human health in Africa, as many cities may have similar features as Dar es Salaam, increasing the heat vulnerability of informal settlements.
Working in Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia, the project built actionable evidence around climate-resilient pathways and transformations, and capacities for the translation of this evidence into both policy and practice.
In April 2018, cities across Tanzania experienced severe flooding, which displaced over 2,000 households in the country’s commercial capital of Dar es Salaam. By one estimate, the flooding in Dar es Salaam affected up to 1.7 million people.