The high level of maternal mortality remains a huge challenge in Tanzania requiring expedited progress in improving maternal survival and wellbeing.
The key interventions for maternal and newborn survival are well documented. Unfortunately, provision and quality of these services are still sub-optimal in most parts of our country.As we strive to improve maternal and newborn survival, Kigoma region has moved many steps ahead.
There are lots of ways to describe maternal mortality. But it doesn't matter how you calculate it, as long you count every maternal death. And bring it down.
Sometimes working at high levels means you can get things done, but it can also be easy to lapse into thinking in aggregate – just looking at the statistics and the trends. To forget that these are individuals who have died, leaving behind grieving families. The study gave all of us the opportunity to reflect, to think about those important details, to consider how each of us personally will make the system a reality.