Project profile — Regional Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Strengthening in Tanzania

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Regional Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Strengthening in Tanzania - Overview
University of Calgary (CA-CRA_ACR-3108102864)
2016-03-31 - 2020-06-30
Country / region • Tanzania (98.02%)
• Canada (1.98%)
Sector • Health, General
Health policy and administrative management (12110) (33.00%)
• Basic Health
Health personnel development (12281) (57.00%)
• Unallocated/ Unspecified
Promotion of development awareness (99820) (10.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


This project aims to reduce the number of maternal, child and newborn deaths by strengthening local health systems. Project activities include: (1) providing technical assistance to regional and local-level health management teams and health service providers to improve planning and delivery of health services; (2) training health providers and community health workers on delivering culturally-appropriate health services in line with international standards; (3) equipping health facilities with relevant supplies needed to deliver key maternal and child health services; (4) working with key community figures and local committees to improve maternal and child health; and (5) informing and engaging the Canadian public on key maternal and child health issues. This project is aims to reach close to 400,000 people in Tanzania, including 125,000 women of reproductive age, 112,000 children under five, 90,000 pregnant women and 80,000 newborns. This project is being implemented through a consortium led by the University of Calgary, with Agriteam Canada, the Canadian Paediatric Society, Save the Mothers and the Mbarara University of Science and Technology. The University of Calgary is implementing the project in Tanzania in collaboration with local partners that include the Catholic University of Health and Allied Science and the Regional Council Health Management Team.

Expected results

The expected intermediate results for this initiative include: (1) improved delivery of essential health services to mothers, pregnant women, newborns and children under five; (2) improved health practices and improved utilization of essential health services by mothers, pregnant women, newborns, and children under five; and (3) increased engagement of Canadians in addressing maternal, newborn and child health issues.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of the end of the project (November 2020) include: (1) increased the number of women who received antenatal care at least four (4) times during their last pregnancy by 39% in the district of Misungwi and 27% in the district of Kwimba; (2) increased the number of live births attended by skilled personnel increased by 110% in the district of Misungwi and 80% in the district of Kwimba; (3) increased active involvement in global maternal, newborn and child health initiatives in Canada by 92%; and (4) increased the number of participants reporting a second action in global health and/or international development in Canada by 90%.



Original budget $534,876
Planned Disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
11-06-2020 Disbursement $25,615
26-11-2020 Disbursement $534,876
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