WBEZ | Tanzania http://www.wbez.org/tags/tanzania Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Chicago zoo helps vaccinate dogs in Tanzania http://www.wbez.org/science/environment/chicago-zoo-helps-vaccinate-dogs-tanzania-98574 <p><p>Officials with a Chicago zoo say they've vaccinated a million dogs in Tanzania as part of a project to eliminate rabies and save endangered carnivores in the Serengeti National Park.</p><p>The Lincoln Park Zoo says its project began in 2003 and the zoo's Serengeti Health Initiative team has worked in villages in northern Tanzania to administer the donated vaccines.</p><p>Zoo officials announced their one millionth vaccination in a news release Wednesday.</p><p>Steve Thompson is the zoo's vice president of conservation. He says the populations of already-endangered carnivores like lions and African wild dogs were declining as native species were contracting rabies from local domestic dogs.</p><p>Zoo officials estimate that the vaccinations have saved about 150 humans from rabies infections as well.</p></p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 14:51:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/science/environment/chicago-zoo-helps-vaccinate-dogs-tanzania-98574 Global Activism: Mailisita foundation teaching kids in Tanzania http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-03-22/global-activism-mailisita-foundation-teaching-kids-tanzania-97542 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-March/2012-03-22/Mr. Terry and the Watoto2.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>It’s Thursday and time for our <em><a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalactivism">Global Activism</a></em> segment. Each Thursday, we hear about someone who’s decided to make the world a better place.</p><p>In 2010, <a href="http://terrytanzania.blogspot.com/">Terry Mulligan</a> taught in the Mailisita community in Moshi, Tanzania. Many Mailisita children are orphaned from AIDS, malaria or other illnesses. Many more live in extreme poverty. After two years back home teaching first grade in Libertyville, Terry is headed back to Mailisita for two years to teach English and develop a technology curriculum.<em> </em></p><p><em>Worldview </em>talks with Terry and Stan Taylor, treasurer &amp; founding board member at the <a href="http://www.mailisitafoundation.org/" target="_blank">Mailisita Foundation</a>, about their effort to create a financially self-sufficient educational center for AIDS orphans in Tanzania.</p></p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 16:11:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-03-22/global-activism-mailisita-foundation-teaching-kids-tanzania-97542 Worldview 7.28.11 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-72811 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/episode/images/2011-july/2011-07-28/turkmenistan2.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>If an accidental explosion killed nearly 1,400 people anywhere else in the world, it would be front-page international news. But when a munitions depot exploded earlier this month in Turkmenistan, the news barely made it past a few blogs. The repressive government claims only 15 to 20 people died. Dissidents estimate the number may be 100 times that.&nbsp; We talk with an expert on Turkmenistan about why he risks his safety to report on the explosion in his homeland. And on <a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalactivism" target="_blank"><em>Global Activism</em></a>, we speak to Jillian Swinford, who helped form an organization called <a href="http://www.edpowerment.org/" target="_blank">EdPowerment</a> to improve education in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania.&nbsp; Lastly, it's been almost forty years since two young Australians reunited with their former pet lion in the wilds of the African bush. As Alan Johnston explains, their story - and <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md2CW4qp9e8" target="_blank">the footage of their reunion</a> on YouTube - has moved millions of people around the world.</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 28 Jul 2011 14:38:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-72811