Fortification Assessment Coverage Tool (FACT) Survey in Tanzania - 2015

In Tanzania, national fortification of salt with iodine began in the 1990’s, and fortification of wheat and maize flour with multiple micronutrients and oil with vitamin A has been mandated by law since 2011. Currently, there is a lack of information available on how well these programs are performing, household coverage and intake of fortified foods, and if vulnerable populations are being reached.

The Fortification Assessment Coverage Tool (FACT) is a survey instrument developed by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) for carrying out coverage assessments of large-scale food fortification programs. In 2015 GAIN, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Africa Academy of Public Health (AAPH), Ifakara Health Institute and the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), conducted a cross-sectional, two-stage, cluster household FACT survey in Tanzania from September to October.

The purpose of the survey was to assess the coverage and potential contribution of fortified foods to the micronutrient intake of the population. The survey was designed to be nationally representative and also representative by rural and urban areas of the country.

The survey response rates were 99.1% nationally, 99.0% in rural areas and 99.3% in urban areas. Nationally and in rural and urban areas, household consumption of oil, salt, and maize flour was high (over 85%, 95% and 75%, respectively) while household consumption of wheat flour was lower (51.5% nationally). The pattern of consumption of fortifiable oil, salt and wheat flour was very similar while consumption of fortifiable maize flour was significantly lower (36.6% nationally) due to the fact that much of the maize flour consumed is not industrially produced.

For Detailed results please use the listed Reports;-

SNo. Title Views/ Downloads Format
1 FACT Survey Report CLICK HERE Pdf
2 FACT Survey Report CLICK HERE Zip
3 PowerPoint Slides CLICK HERE Pdf
4 Banner ( JUMBO size) CLICK HERE Pdf
5 Banner ( Roll Up ) CLICK HERE Pdf
7 AGENDA (English Version) CLICK HERE  Pdf
8 AGENDA (Kiswahili Version) CLICK HERE  Pdf