Category: Resilience

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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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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