Corona Update: Tanzania

These young mothers, supported by Mission 21, are earning an income by making protective masks in Tanzania during the pandemic.

Tanzania did not go down the path of a strict lockdown. It was feared that this could lead to famine and great poverty. Mary Kategile is therefore experiencing the pandemic with great uncertainty. She teaches theology at the Mission 21-supported Teofilo Kisanji University in Mbeya in southwestern Tanzania and says, "People are not being told the truth about the real situation, so people are still being infected." In the Corona Update, she describes the situation in Tanzania and how she feels personally.

Mary Kategile

Poor health care

Mary Kategile is concerned about health care, which is particularly poor in rural areas of Tanzania. She says, "Tanzania has not adopted the medical measures to protect people from the pandemic." A member herself of the Moravian Church in Tanzania, a partner church of Mission 21, she also maintains hospitals in Isoko and Mbozi and equipped them - as best they could - to fight the virus. "Let us pray for the infected people," says Mary Kategile, hoping for an early end to the Corona crisis.

► Read the report from Tanzania by Mary Kategile here.

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