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Moke Magoma

Moke Magoma is the Evidence Advisor for Evidence for Action Tanzania. With technical support from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, he is responsible for identifying, summarizing, packaging and disseminating sound evidence in maternal and newborn health on which advocacy for and promotion of better accountability in maternal and newborn health in the country bases.

Moke is a Tanzanian obstetrician and gynaecologist. He did his medical degree at the University of Dar Es Salaam and a specialty degree in Obstetrics and gynaecology from Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. He also holds a PhD in epidemiology and population health from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His PhD was supported by a Fellowship from Ford Foundation.

Moke has worked in various positions in the Tanzanian health system at sub-district, district and teaching hospital levels. Before joining E4A Tanzania, he worked for Walter Reed Army Institute for Research, US Embassy Tanzania as a country program manager. He is still actively involved in human research, especially reproductive health, health system strengthening and HIV/AIDS.

Maternal mortality estimates from the 2012 national census: Does good coverage of maternal services matter?

The high level of maternal mortality remains a huge challenge in Tanzania requiring expedited progress in improving maternal survival and wellbeing.

Kigoma showing the way in efforts to improve maternal and newborn survival

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.

Count them all and calculate it right: maternal mortality in context

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.

Because the death of every mother and baby counts

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.

Expert opinion on 1985-2010 DHS analysis

Tanzania made significant improvement in availability and access to some important services to maternal and newborn survival in the two decades and a half to 2010 although no significant improvement was recorded on some.