Category: Achievements/Outputs

Enhancement of Innovative approach of managing and monitoring community-based program services

To enhance the innovative approach of managing and monitoring Community-based Program services offered by the community, the Foundation developed an application installed in smartphones to provide health education at the household level. 

2914 deployed Community Health Workers used the Community Health Assistants Information and Decision-Making Application (CHAID) tool to inform decision-making for the community to facilitate referrals. 

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Mitigating early sex debut and unwanted pregnancies

BMF implemented the Kipepeo campaign to increase HIV prevention, care, and treatment awareness, mitigating early sex debut and unwanted pregnancies in ten regions. They comprise Arusha, Dodoma, Iringa, Mbeya, Morogoro, Mwanza, Mtwara, Njombe, Singida, and Tanga. 

The campaign reached 103 secondary schools in nine regions (Arusha, Dodoma, Iringa, Mbeya, Morogoro, Mtwara, Njombe, Singida, and Tanga) 516 secondary schools teachers and 47,705 secondary school students against a target of 45,000 students.

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Health Infrastructure Improvement

In 268 rural health facilities, in 52 district councils, BMF has constructed 482 standard staff houses to enhance retention of skilled health workers distribution. 

Since the improvement, health services in the facilities are now accessible 24 hours.  BMF also facilitate construction of operating theaters were built in 9 rural health centers to improve Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care provision.

An additional13 TB MDR sites and refurbished 13 diagnostic centers within 13 regions of Tanzania Mainland to boost quality diagnosis for TB and other diseases.

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Rapid Covid – 19 Response

BMF was one of the first local entities that responded promptly to collaborate with the Government of Tanzania, Development Partners, and CSOs to prioritize Risk Communication and Community Education in highly affected regions and target audiences. The immediate response has improved clinical care for COVID-19 cases and screening of travelers at the port of entry. 

Towards supporting the Government in containing the spread of COVID- 19 pandemic, 585 skilled health workers were deployed and positioned in 26 points of entry in 24 regions. An additional 466 Community Health Workers are stationed in 2,466 villages and wards.

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Recruitment of HCWs

BMF has recruited 9,138 Health Community Workers including 3,760 facility based health care workers with different cadres placed at the facility level and 5,378 community health workers placed in villages and ward level.

BMF has advanced the utilization of Health Assistants (commonly known as Community Health Workers) for improved health of underserved communities achieved through the deployment of 5,378 Health Assistants placed in 10 regions.

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