MoTeCH explores the potential for health service benefits of information technology even though little research has been done on the feasibility of utilizing mobile phone technology for reforming routine health information operations and improving community health care worker efficiency and health service effectiveness.
I met the excited group of representatives of blood transfusion service entities of five African countries, fresh from a tour of Mwanza and Mara, gathered at their Tanzanian counterpart offices in Dar es Salaam, mid-September, where they had a debriefing session.
Data collected on the Mchinji district dashboard shows that five out 10 maternal deaths in the district are as a result of lack of blood at the hospital. The team refused to sit and watch when some of these lives can be saved. A one week community campaign was organized and 71 pints were collected. This is a story of the experience at one of the bleeding sites
Today, the story has changed. Years ago, there was a form of midwifery called Domiciliary Midwifery. This involves midwives who are attached to health posts, and who go from home to home, to encourage rural women to come for treatment and care that have been provided for them in specific places.
Recently, I was privileged to participate in the 2013 White Ribbon Day celebrations in Kilimanjaro Region, and I congratulate the Kilimanjaro Region White Ribbon Alliance Tanzania (WRATZ) members as well as the Moshi Municipal which supported the event to a great extent.