Tanzania

 

But six months ago, Bertha gave birth to a beautiful little girl, Tecla.  I am very thankful to God for giving me this baby because it has been very hard since I lost my son.

Bertha and her six month old daughter, Tecla, Tanzania 2015. © UNICEF/Schermbrucker

 

Goal: The initial support to Tanzania from 2013 to 2015, through a commodity-focused plan, focused on implementing the recommendations of the UN Commission; the Ministry of Health subsequently developed a plan to support priority RMNCH interventions in the Lake and Western Zones, as per the country’s Sharpened One Plan and the Big Results Now initiative.

Tanzania registered 12 of the 13 life-saving commodities identified by the UN Commission (Chlorhexidine being the exception), and rolled out eLMIS and ILS gateway systems to assist supply chain management and increased awareness of the 
lifesaving commodities.

The Ministry of Health and its partners conducted a nationwide BEmONC assessment of facilities which resulted in the delivery of integrated RMNCH services including BEmONC and family planning and adolescents’ health friendly services

To increase the pool of Essential Newborn Care (ENC), the country team ran a ENC training-of-trainers for paediatricians, medical doctors, nurse-midwives, assistant medical officers, and clinical officers, purchased newborn equipment and commodities.

Finally, Community health workers are being trained, as part of the new cadre of staff of roughly 20,000 nation-wide, who will be a strong asset to improving RMNCH outcomes in local communities.

The graph below summarizes the country context and the content of the RMNCH Fund Submission.

Tanzania - Infographics