QUALITY, quality, quality, of care... As much as large inequities exist across Tanzania with regards to availability, access to and utilisation of healthcare services, especially within our interest area of maternal and newborn health, but let’s all come together to demand that where there are healthcare services for our mothers and babies, let them be of the required quality, let these services be life-saving.
Midwives are synonymous with life. It’s simple: investing in midwives is investing in life. Craig reports from Mara, where they have marked International Day of the Midwife.
Break this deafening silence – we must all act NOW to save thousands of our babies needlessly losing their lives
It’s New Year 2015. I am determined to make this a Newborn New Year – newborn babies represent surely our most vulnerable and dependent human life.
The partnership with the Union of Tanzanian Press Clubs (UTPC) is exciting - and it has the potential to tell every Tanzanian why they need to take action for out mothers and babies.
Kigoma has delivered a resounding message during this year’s World Blood Donor Day celebrations: we can achieve our vision of a time when our mothers and babies do not needlessly die at that blessed moment of giving life, and that it is our collective responsibility to champion their survival.
Evidence. Advocacy. Accountability. These are the drivers of our theory of change, with our conviction resting on the outcome of better allocation and use of resources, and as a result our health facilities are equipped to save mothers and babies lives. A few days ago we were privileged to see the potential of this theory of change in action.
I was unsure whether the Prime Minister realised the tragic scale of the loss of our mothers and babies in Tanzania. So, I took it beyond the comfort zone of aggregate statistics.
During a visit to Mara just before the end of last year I had a meeting with the regional health management team who took the opportunity to feedback on the progress so far since the strategy was launched only a few months earlier. I must admit I was really impressed by the momentum and achievements to date. Proud indeed.