A vast influx of Western medicine has unleashed an unregulated free-for-all in private dispensaries, critics say.
China is suspected as the source of counterfeit drugs that are holding back the fight against malaria in Africa.
Counterfeit drugs in Tanzania undermine people's faith in lifesaving medicine. They can also kill.
Malaria is one of the diseases affected by unscrupulous traders in fake and substandard drugs.
In Tanzania the fight against tuberculosis and HIV begins with information and removing the stigma from both diseases.
“Witch doctor” is clearly not a Swahili term. But that is what the woman yells, over and over, stomping in place and drinking from a plastic pouch labeled “Premium Vodka.”
Refugee Bill Clinton Hadam finds a comfort zone in elite Olympic training. And his family now includes its first US citizens – newborn twins.
Until they were 6, Bill and his friends Emmanuel and Jean-Jacques lived together in Mkugwa, a camp of 2,000 Central African refugees in Northwest Tanzania. Their parents were close friends, and the boys grew up sharing meals, soccer games, wheelbarrow rides. Then, in October 2006, everything changed.
Mary Wiltenburg looks back on her year with Bill Clinton Hadam, a 9-year-old Tanzanian refugee now living in the United States.
Tanzania is in the midst of a massive push to rid the country of hundreds of thousands of refugees who've been living in United Nations camps within its borders. On the eve of the camp closing, a glimpse of life in two camps in northwestern Tanzania: Mtabila, home to 40,000 Burundians, and Kanembwa, home to 2,000 mostly Congolese refugees.
Photos by Mary Wiltenburg