CGD Articles and Updates

CGD Articles and Updates

Article: Ethnicity and Child Health in Northern Tanzania: Maasai Pastoralist are Disadvantaged Compared to Neighboring Ethnic Groups (2014)

“Maasai children are substantially disadvantaged compared to neighboring ethnic groups and this disadvantage is concentrated in the majority of the Maasai who record livestock herding as their primary livelihood.”

“Maasai are at an elevated risk of certain illnesses/symptoms, including pneumonia, which is closely linked to poverty and malnutrition.”

“The Maasai also had lower vaccination coverage, consistent with relatively low engagement with/availability of health services.”

Lawson, D. W., Mulder, M. B., Ghiselli, M. E., Ngadaya, E., Ngowi, B., Mfinanga, S. G., . . . James, S. (2014). Ethnicity and Child Health in Northern Tanzania: Maasai Pastoralists Are Disadvantaged Compared to Neighbouring Ethnic Groups. PLoS ONE,9(10), 1-17. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0110447

Article: Water Source Quality in Northern and Central Tanzania: Implications for Rural Communities (2013)

“Inadequate sanitation and mosquitos correlate directly with the three main causes of death in Tanzania: diarrhea/intestinal worms, acute respiratory infection, and malaria.”

“In rural areas improved drinking water is accessible to only 44% of the population.”

“In rural villages with wells and communal piped water there is a lack of funding for maintaining pumps, forcing people to spend hours walking for water.”

Aller, D. M., Lwiza, K. M., Pizer, M. E., & Aller, J. Y. (2013). Water Source Quality in Northern and Central Tanzania: Implications for Rural Communities. Journal of Environmental Protection,04(05), 389-404. doi:10.4236/jep.2013.45047