Currently, the biggest challenges to be met by administration, are to improve the transportation infrastructure and provide better health care. HIV/AIDS appears to be a special challenge for the region. The persons tested HIV-positive increased from 3,900 in 1988 to over 10,000 in 2002. Approximately 5% of children under 17 years are orphans. Consequently, care for orphaned children make up a large part of the expenses. A program funded by UNICEF, Mama Mkubwa offers financial support. Programs of numerous NGOs and faith-based organizations (FBOs) put special emphasis on combatting malnutrition.
Deadline: 12th October, 2020.