Regional Commissioners take oath to end maternal deaths

The Citizen Tanzania, United Republic of HNN Admin

Dar es Salaam. Regional commissioners across the country yesterday took an oath as part of the government’s new move to stop deaths related to pregnancy, child-birth and newborns’ ill health. The role of political leaders’ commitment in the control of maternal deaths and improving newborns health has been highlighted by maternal health researchers. The deaths … Continued

Tanzania gallery: the struggle for life without water at the Nyarugusu Dispensary

The Guardian Tanzania, United Republic of HNN Admin

At Nyarugusu in the Geita district in north-west Tanzania, life is a constant struggle, one that is made infinitely harden by the absence of running water. Photographer Sameer Satchu travelled to the area and recorded these images of daily events at a medical facility, the Nyarugusu Dispensary, for Water Aid.

How an ‘Uber for pregnant women’ is saving lives in Tanzania

Mashable Tanzania, United Republic of HNN Admin

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Nine countries commit to halve maternal and newborn deaths in health facilities

WHO Bangladesh, India, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda, Nigeria

New WHO and UNICEF-supported network to improve care for mothers and babies On February 14 of 2017, 9 countries – Bangladesh, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda – committed to halving preventable deaths of pregnant women and newborns in their health facilities within the next 5 years. Through a new Network … Continued

A pledge to action on congenital disorders

Tanzania, United Republic of HNN Admin

Close to 300 participants from 37 countries attended The 7th International Conference on Birth Defects and Disabilities in the Developing World (ICBD) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, from September 21-24, 2015.

Uganda’s capital blazes a trail in cutting child deaths, charity says – TRFN

Cambodia, Rwanda, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda

Kisenyi health centre in Kampala, which delivers 600 babies a month, symbolises the shift in Uganda which has seen the country invest more money in the healthcare system to make it accessible for the poorest, Save the Children said.

Infant, maternal health voices for global hearings

Tanzania, United Republic of

Tanzanians` voices on health issues collected in the run-up to White Ribbon Day will be shared at the Global Citizen Hearing to be held during the World Health Assembly.

In much of the world, the survival of newborns cannot be taken for granted

Tanzania, United Republic of

The suddenness of this little girl’s death, so soon after her welcome to the world, made it seem particularly cruel. To the nurses, however, it was hardly unusual.

Premature kids saved by Kangaroo Mother Care discharged

Tanzania, United Republic of

Recent statistics shows that at least 13 percent of born babies in Tanzania are born with low birth weight which contributes to the infant’s deaths by 86 percent.

Poor Sanitation and Hygiene Killing Pregnant Women and Newborns in Developing Nations: WHO

Tanzania, United Republic of

Pregnant women and newborns are dying due to dirty water, poor hygiene and inadequate sanitation, a new report from the World Health Organization warns.