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Tanzania ranked best place for children in East Africa

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by Mwanajamii, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. Mwanajamii

    Mwanajamii JF-Expert Member

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    Tanzania has been ranked a head of Kenya as the best place for children to live in East Africa.

    United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said Tanzania has the lowest mortality for children under five, the main indicator for the wellbeing of children. Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi come third, fourth and fifth respectively in a global survey on child mortality in 193 countries.

    The results are contained in the annual State of the World’s Children 2012: Children in an Urban World report released yesterday. Kenya is position 35 and Tanzania 76 in under-five mortality in the global list topped by Somalia. The higher the ranking the worse the child mortality.

    According to Unicef, Kenya's position is a drop from position 39 in 2009 and 99 in 1990. The UN agency attributes this to rising urbanisation with more children born in slums. “When we think of poverty, the image that traditionally comes to mind is that of a child in a rural village,” said Unicef Executive Director Anthony Lake. “But today, an increasing number of children living in slums and shantytowns are among the most disadvantaged and vulnerable in the world, deprived of the most basic services and denied the right to thrive.”

    According to the report, 85 Kenyan children in every 1,000 births die before their fifth birthday.

    The best ranked African country is the Seychelles, followed by Mauritius, Tunisia and Libya.
  2. AshaDii

    AshaDii Platinum Member

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    I kind of thot we where compared to a number of Countries.... Well compared to the Kenyan's we ought to have a better environment for children Vs the Kenyan's, after all they have poor humanity's attitude....