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United Republic of Tanzania*

General Country Information
Capital: Dar es Salaam
Population: 41,892,895 (July 2010 est.)
Form of Government: Federal Republic

Telephone and Internet Communications in real numbers
Telephone - main lines: 179,849 (2009)
Telephone - mobile: 14.723 million (2009)
Internet hosts: 24,724 (2009)
Internet users: 520,000 (2008)

Country Ranking
DOI* 2005/2006: 0.15
World Rank 2005/2006: 162

*The Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) evaluates the opportunity, infrastructure and utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) worldwide and was created by the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The DOI is based on a scale of 0-1, where 1 is ideal, and the World Rank is taken into consideration out of 181 countries, based on the DOI.

National Disability Action Plan
National Disability Mainstreaming Strategy (2010-2015)
The strategy is aimed to promote the mainstream of disability in all government policies and programs and budgeting to ensure people with disabilities access benefits from and have space to contribute to the national development. Its ultimate goal is to ensure that people with disabilities are a natural and integral part of society as a whole, and have opportunities to contribute with their experience, talents and capabilities to national and international development - Information provided by the Secretariat of the African Decade of Persons with Disabilities

Disability Organizations and Contact Information:

Assist People with Disabilities Mwanza (APDM)
P.O. Box 1982
Email: malimi2003@yahoo.com
Tel: +255-0744-771825

Dar Es Salaam Voluntary Association (DVA)
P.O. Box 42981
Dar Es Salaam
Email: voluntaryassociation_15@hotmail.com
Tel: +255-754-850284 / +255-755-568733

Kilimanjaro Disabled Children Organization
P.O. Box 2202 KCMC
Email: rijaabeid@yahoo.co.uk
Tel: +255-777-457704 / +255-754-416830

Organization of People with Disabilities in Zanzibar (UWZ)

Creed Road/Wireless, Zanzibar
P.O. Box 2043
E-mail: uwz@zanzinet.com
Tel: +255–24-2233719      
Fax: +255–24–2231730

Tanzania Association for the Disabled
P.O. Box 361
Email: chawatadodoma@yahoo.com
Tel: +255-734-942183 / +255-754-942183
Fax: +255-222-668-830

Tanzania Association of the Deaf
P.O. Box 21591
Dar es Salaam
Email: chavita@raha.com
Fax: +255-22-285-6829

Tanzania League of the Blind
P.O. Box 22408
Dar es Salaam
Email: tanleb@yahoo.co.uk
Tel: +255-22-2180494 / +255-22-2181887
Fax: +255-51183281

Tanzania Federation of Disabled People Organization (Shivyawata) - DPI National Assembly
Novath Rukwago
P.O. Box 42984
Dar Es Salaam
Email: shivyawata@yahoo.com
Tel: +255-22-2672233 / +255-754-698820

Zanzibar National Association of the Blind
P.O. Box 3441
Email: anleb@yahoo.co.uk / wasioona@yahoo.com
Tel: +255-242-231-601
Fax: +255-242-233-299