Impacts of the Project

CDC’s evaluation results showed that the Maternal and Reproductive Health in Tanzania Project contributed to substantial increases in the proportion of births with skilled care, and to declines in maternal and perinatal mortality. By improving and expanding maternal health services, thousands of mothers and their infants were able to reach skilled care in time to prevent avoidable deaths.

Descriptor/Table of data for Tanzania Evaluation Results
 Results 2013  2018  % change 2013-2018 
Institutional delivery rate (% of all births that take place in health facilities)  48.8%  84.9%  increased by 74% 
Proportion of all births that take place in EmONC facilities  19.3%  21.4%  increased by 11% 
Population-based Cesarean-section rate (% of all births that are delivered by c-section, ideally between 5 and 15%)  2.6%  4.5%  increased by 73% 
Facility C-section rate (proportion of c-sections out of all births taking place in health facilities)   11.7%  13.6%  increased by 16% 
Met need for emergency obstetric care (the proportion of expected obstetric complications that are treated in health facilities, ideally 100%)  44.0%  61.3%  increased by 39% 
Direct obstetric case fatality rate (including first trimester complications) in all facilities  1.8%  1.4%  decreased by 22% 
Institutional intrapartum stillbirth rate (fetal deaths during labor per 1,000 births in facilities)  14.4  6.0  decreased by 58% 
Institutional pre-discharge neonatal mortality rate (neonatal deaths occurring at the facility per 1,000 live births at facilities)  10.7  7.6  decreased by 29% 
Maternal mortality ratio in facilities (per 100,000 live births in facilities)  303  174  decreased by 43%