Project profile — Tabora Maternal and Newborn Health

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Tabora Maternal and Newborn Health - Overview
CARE Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011116)
2016-03-06 - 2021-06-30
Country / region • Tanzania (100.00%)
Sector • Health, General
Health policy and administrative management (12110) (10.00%)
• Basic Health
Basic health care (12220) (20.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Reproductive health care (13020) (25.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Family planning (13030) (10.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (35.00%)
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


The project seeks to reduce maternal and newborn mortality in Tabora region, Tanzania, by improving the availability of quality maternal and newborn health services and increasing the utilization of maternal and newborn health services by women and their families at health facilities and within the community in targeted districts. The project increases the number of safe deliveries taking place in health facilities; the number of women who receive quality antenatal care during pregnancy and the contraceptive prevalence rate. It also decreases the number of women with unmet family planning needs. Project activities include: (1) building the capacity of regional and district council health management teams in data management and usage, supply chain management, budgeting and leadership to plan, deliver and manage maternal and newborn health services; (2) refurbishing and upgrading health centre and hospital maternity wards to provide life-saving Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (BEmONC) and Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (CEmONC) equipment and develop an emergency transportation system; (3) training and mentoring health care workers in BEmONC, CEmONC and reproductive health services including family planning; (4) training and supporting at least 1000 community health workers to deliver quality maternal and newborn health education and promote utilization of health care services; (5) developing and delivering youth friendly sexual and reproductive health services in health facilities; and; (6) leveraging existing village savings and loans programs which utilize a social fund for maternal and newborn health expenditures to increase women’s financial independence and decision making related to household resources. The project is being implemented in collaboration with the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, the Canadian Society for International Health, McGill University, CARE Tanzania, Association of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians of Tanzania, Ifakara Health Institute and the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood Tanzania.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased utilization of maternal and newborn health services by women and their families in targeted districts in Tanzania; and (2) improved availability of quality maternal and newborn health services in underserved districts in Tanzania.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of the end of the project (March 2022) include: (1) trained 997 community health workers (538 women; 459 men) on antenatal, postpartum, and newborn care, family planning, community-based maternal, newborn and child health monitoring and activities, referral system (to higher levels of care), and maternal death reporting; (2) reached 541,299 direct participants and 1,829,768 indirect participants through the project; (3) reached 964 TAMANI project participants (492 women, 472 men) through the project’s mobile communications campaign on COVID-19; (4) trained 124 council health management team members (55 women; 69 men), two regional health management team members and 94 health facility staff (34 women; 60 men) on how to develop comprehensive council health plans for reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health services; (5) trained 160 health care workers (105 women; 55 men) and 76 youth (38 girls; 38 boys) in youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health and rights spaces; (6) provided 40 villages (20 more villages than originally planned)with emergency transportation systems; (7) mentored 200 health care workers (107 women; 93 men) on comprehensive and basic emergency obstetric and newborn care and family planning (12 months after initial training); (8) equipped and rehabilitated 169 health facilities to provide emergency obstetric and newborn care; (9) reached 940 community health workers and 40 youth champions through radio talk shows with COVID-19 and gender-based violence messages; (10) provided 220 health care facilities (against a target of 170) with regular access to water; (11) equipped 174 health facilities (against a target of 150) to provide respectful maternity care; (12) provided 41,980 adults; 27,175 youth; and 15,708 adolescents with modern contraception at health facilities; (13) trained 997 community health workers (538 women; 459 men) and equipped them with bicycles and equipment, like bags; (14) trained 40 health care workers (17 women; 23 men) on COVID-19 case management, event-based surveillance and contact tracing; oriented 465 community health workers (240 women; 225 men) and 21 community leaders (13 women; 8 men) on COVID-19 event-based surveillance and contact tracing; and (15) procured and distributed 200 boxes of N95 masks (pack of 2 pieces); 32 boxes of surgical masks (pack of 50 piece); 16 boxes of examination gloves (50 pairs); 24 tins of chlorine tabs (pack of 100 tabs); 24 bottles of alcohol-based hand sanitizer (5 liters); 24 sets of liquid soap (pack of 16 bottles of 500 ml); 100 sets of heavy-duty PPE face shield gown and top cover (30M, 40L, 30XL); and 30 burial bags.



Original budget $600,000
Planned Disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
16-02-2022 Disbursement $598,922
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