Launch of Five Government of Canada-Funded Projects in Tanzania: Improving Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn Health in Underserved Areas of Tanzania

Minister of Health announces projects from a podium.

On Monday, November 20th, 2017, the High Commissioner for Canada in Tanzania, His Excellency Mr. Ian Myles and the Tanzanian Minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, the Honourable Ummy Mwalimu, launched five Government of Canada-funded projects to improve reproductive, maternal and newborn health in under-served areas of Tanzania. The projects cover the five regions of Tanzania and will be undertaken through partnerships between the Government of Canada, the Government of Tanzania, the Aga Khan Foundation Canada (Mwanza), Amref Health Africa (Simiyu), CARE Canada (Tabora), Plan International Canada (Rukwa) and World Vision Canada (Kigoma).

These projects, valued at $65 million in total, will directly benefit over 1.4 million women and girls and their families; approximately 5,100 healthcare workers, as well as indirectly benefit millions living in these regions. Through these projects, Canada will, among other things, train healthcare staff and equip health facilities to deliver high-impact reproductive, maternal and newborn health interventions such as family planning, Comprehensive and Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care and nutrition services. 

The full News Release is available from the High Commission of Canada in Tanzania.