Changes in Reproductive Health Indicators in Kigoma, Tanzania from 2014 to 2016

In 2014 and 2016, CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health collaborated with the Tanzania Ministry of Health and other partners to carry out Reproductive Health Surveys in the Kigoma Region. 

The slideshow below presents several findings from these surveys, which revealed that numerous indicators had improved in the 2 years between the surveys.

Selected Findings from the 2014 and 2016 Reproductive Health Surveys of Kigoma Region, Tanzania

Sample Report Findings

Over 2 years, births taking place in health facili􀆟es increased from 47% to 59%.

Location of Delivery

58% of pregnant women learned about complications during prenatal care in 2016, up from 52% in 2014.

Recognizing pregnancy complications can save lives

46% of women had their blood pressure checked during their last pregnancy, down from 52% from 2014.


Percentage of births in Kigoma that are delivered by C-Section

Percentage of births in Kigoma that are delivered by C-Section

Women wanting another child right away: 2014: 10.6% 2016: 7.7%

Desire for More Children

 “All modern methods” (15.4 to 18.6, increase of 20.7%) and Implants (1.8 to 4.8, increase of 166.7%)

Contraceptive Use

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The Reproductive Health Surveys were funded by the Bloomberg Philanthropies project Reducing Maternal Mortality in Tanzania.

Findings from these surveys are used by the Ministry and other organizations to improve reproductive health services to reduce the numbers of maternal and infant deaths.  Complete survey results and analysis are presented in the 2014External and 2016 Kigoma Health Survey ReportsExternal, and there is a wider selection of significant results in the full 2016 infographic. (See other reports available in the Download Reports section on this page).