Project profile — Mama Kwanza (Mother First) Socio-Economic/Health Initiative

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Mama Kwanza (Mother First) Socio-Economic/Health Initiative - Overview
University of SaskatchewanTreasury Department (CA-CRA_ACR-3119279313)
2013-01-07 - 2016-04-30
Country / region • Tanzania (100.00%)
Sector • Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Reproductive health care (13020) (60.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (40.00%)
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 (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


This project aims to give the most vulnerable women and children in Arusha district in Northern Tanzania, particularly in households headed by children or grandmothers, access to better maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) services. It seeks to establish family-centred care, by providing these services along with socio-economic support. It aims to help 3,000 women access newborn and child programs and services, by increasing the capacity and the number of service providers and local partners trained in evidence-based MNCH approaches. The project also provides socio-economic support, such as water purification, solar food drying, community gardening, and an alternative payment system, which all contribute to increasing women’s empowerment and engagement.

Expected results

Expected results for this project include: increased use of locally relevant gender sensitive evidence to inform maternal, newborn and child programs/services; and increased use of locally relevant maternal, newborn and child programs/services and strategies which recognize gender equality.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of the end of the project (December 2016) include: (1) training was rated as highly effective by nearly 80% of all participants; (2) 80% of the project’s clinical staff leadership were women; (3) 677 individuals were trained on the knowledge, skills and abilities required to utilize MNCH data and evidence. Of these individuals who were patients and health care providers, 70% were women; and of those who were project representatives, over 40% were women; (4) 707 women and their newborn benefitted from MNCH programmes and services; (5) a network of six clinical sites were created through this project, one of which was dedicated to hard to reach populations; (6) 54 health kiosk events were attended by 437 participants who were screened for hypertension, diabetes and risk factors as well as provided with basic information on topics such as prevention, signs and symptoms of stroke; (7) the clinical sites received an average of 204 new patients per month with over 87% of them being women or children; (8) 717 women and 231 children attended health promotion and disease prevention activities with topics like breast health, cervical cancer and oral hygiene; and (9) over the course of this project, the anticipated number (2, 000) of health care recipients was exceeded with over 6, 900 individuals receiving services at the clinical sites (this number does not include non-clinical visits). Nearly 85% of clients were women and their children (up to age 14).



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
20-04-2018 Disbursement $9,898
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