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Glenwood resident Annie Zancanella known as ‘Tanzanian Tooth Fairy’ after 5 months in African nation

By Savannah Kelley

Brushing your teeth with a stick and salt is almost impossible to imagine, but that’s exactly what kids were doing when Glenwood Springs resident Annie Zancanella arrived in Tanzania last fall.

“Most of the students didn’t own tooth brushes,” Zancanella said after her return from visiting and teaching at a school in Arusha, Tanzania.

Zancanella spent five and a half months in Africa volunteering in local schools and orphanages with the intent of working in child care, but soon discovered a bigger need. Read more

Kenya and Tanzania face big cuts in US anti-Aids funding – Daily Nation

By Kelvin Kelley, NEW YORK,

Failure to provide essential data or to serve especially vulnerable groups will result in deep cuts in US anti-Aids funding for Kenya and Tanzania, a global development NGO said on Wednesday.

The President’s Emergency Programme for Aids Relief (Pepfar), a US initiative launched in 2003, plans to reduce spending for Kenya from 2018’s level of $505 million to $395 million in 2020. For Tanzania, Pepfar funding is set to drop from $512 million to $395 million. Read more