Maternal and Reproductive Health in Tanzania Project

The Maternal and Reproductive Health in Tanzania Project has worked to reduce deaths and improve health among mothers and newborns in Tanzania’s remote northwestern Kigoma Region. The approach of the project’s partners was to make maternity care more accessible and to improve the quality of the care in order to better treat or prevent life-threatening pregnancy complications.

CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health conducted Monitoring and Evaluation activities that revealed that the proportion of births taking place in health facilities increased from 49% in 2013 to 85% in 2018, and the maternal mortality ratio in facilities declined from 303 in 2013 to 174 in 2018 (a decline of 43%).

Map of Kigoma, Tanzania region

Map of Kigoma, Tanzania region

Project Partners

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CDC Foundation logo
Tanzania logo
Engender Health logo
Bloomberg logo
Thaimini Uhai logo
Vital Strategies logo
Fondation H&B Agerup