Preliminary results suggest that the situation is improving in Tanzania.
PROGRESS SO FAR:
- 17 remote health centers have been upgraded and equipped to provide comprehensive emergency obstetric care, including cesarean section.
- More than 160 non-physician clinicians have been trained in comprehensive emergency obstetric care or anesthesia.
- To date, nearly 137,000 deliveries were attended and nearly 7,000 cesarean sections were performed in the upgraded health centers.
- Between April 2013 – April 2019, nearly 440,000 clients accessed family planning services in our target regions. Additionally, 2,800 post-abortion clients were counseled on family planning services.
- Between April 2013 – April 2019, it is estimated that 388,250 unintended pregnancies were averted, 114,500 abortions were prevented, and 930 maternal deaths were averted due to the family planning services provided by our partner, EngenderHealth.
what lies ahead?
The next phase of the program will focus on creating demand within communities for maternal and reproductive health services. We will run more media campaigns to educate communities, recruit and deploy community health workers to reach remote villages, and ensure that every woman and girl who wants contraception can access the method of her choice.