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Dissemination of the safe motherhood advocacy package in Tanzania

Mlay, Rose, Mtawa, Agnes, Mdegela, Mselenge, Nduasinde, Jasper, Rugamira, Mackrine and Mfalila, Lena (2013) Dissemination of the safe motherhood advocacy package in Tanzania. African Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, 2 (1). pp. 18-22. ISSN 2052-4293

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The White Ribbon Alliance Tanzania, which is a coalition of 102 organizations and 800 individuals interested in making childbirth safe, has advocated for the reduction of maternal and newborn mortality ratios (MMR/MNR) since its inception in 2004. In August 2007 the alliance conducted a baseline assessment followed by advocacy with district authorities and community mobilization for skilled health workers in Sumbawanga and Monduli Districts. A follow-up assessment was carried out six months after the advocacy activity. Advocacy and mobilization resulted in an increase of three skilled workers and a 50% increase in facility deliveries at 17 dispensaries in Sumbawanga. Seven dispensaries in Monduli had an increase of five skilled workers and 18 deliveries compared to 0 deliveries before the advocacy. This assessment concludes that advocacy contributed to changes in employment/deployment policy, and that community mobilization changed behavior, for example, the villagers opted to give birth at dispensaries, something they did not do before the mobilization.

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Date Deposited: 05 May 2023 15:40
Last Modified: 05 May 2023 15:40


Author: Mselenge Mdegela ORCID iD
Author: Rose Mlay
Author: Agnes Mtawa
Author: Jasper Nduasinde
Author: Mackrine Rugamira
Author: Lena Mfalila

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