I sat in a small conference room at Amana Regional Hospital with about 20 ambulance drivers. These men wake up every morning not knowing what emergency case(s) they will deal with that day.
It’s the International Day of the Girl. Much as there is a lot of rhetoric, I have come to value these special days since issues are brought into the spotlight, new data revealed, strategies elaborated and the girls, if they are at the right place at the right time, they get to know about global and national trends that are set to impact their lives.
Politicians were well aware that 50 percent of the Tanzanian population is aged between 18 and 32. Mama Ye! joined the Tanzania Coalition for Access to Contraception in collaboration with the Union of Tanzanian Press Clubs to document pledges from members of parliament across the country, representing all political parties.
In Dar es Salaam the Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda has urged the residents to be an example for donating the biggest number of units of blood. Throughout the country public figures, politicians and ordinary people are donating blood. The single largest cause of maternal deaths is haemorrhaging. Should there be ready blood supply many lives could be saved.