Improved Health Facilities: Offering Peace of Mind for Babayu Community

(Dodoma Rural, Dodoma Region) The newly renovated Babayu Dispensary now has more rooms for child deliveries. Barely four years ago Babayu resident Asha Salum was completely restless when she thought of how best to give birth to her first child in this world. Limited options were available when it came to choose a hospital that would ease her heavy duty ambition to safely deliver her first baby. Best of the least alternatives was to pack then collect some supplies, enough to...

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Empowering CHWs with Information Technology to Save Lives: A Digital Mobile App eases Healthcare Challenges in Chemba DC

(Chemba District, Dodoma Region) Jesca Juma was already four months pregnant (her first pregnancy) and yet not booked for antenatal care (ANC) when she noticed an unusual situation for her pregnancy. She noticed fluid leaking from her private parts, worried she decided to call Burhani Ramadhan Omari a Community Health Worker (CHW) in Goima village in Chemba district, Dodoma. “It was evening when I noticed that there was fluid leaking from my private parts. I was worried and the...

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Community Health Workers: At the Centre of Maternal Health Education Awareness

(Chemba District, Dodoma Region) Chambalo Village located about three kilometres from Chemba District’s town center in Dodoma Region, is where you are bound to meet Theresia Nkhambi, a Community Health Worker (CHW) who has nothing more than excessive passion, dedication and an unwavering commitment in saving women’s lives. She extraordinarily endures a daily walking distance of an average of 10 kilometres. Why? Her objective is visiting families for follow-ups and imparting them...

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A Family of Chemba DC: Mkapa Foundation Raises Hope Where It Was Dashed

(Chemba District, Dodoma Region) Located about 120 kilometres north of the Tanzanian capital Dodoma enroute to Babati or Arusha, a hospital in Chemba District stands conspicuosly to serve people of the place and its neighborhood. Despite a well-constructed tarmac road and cool breeze blowing along the way, it might take you close to two hours for safety considerations when you have a careful driver who doesn’t opt for a flat-out gas pedal. Along the way to this remote yet vibrant...

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Raindrop in The Desert: Quenching The Chemba District’s Skilled Healthcare Workers’ Thirst

(Chemba District, Dodoma Region) Just at the beginning of the second half 2019 he landed his one year contract with Mkapa Foundation under the Mkapa Fellows Program phase III. Dr. Joel Charles was then stationed at Babayu Dispensary by the Chemba Council’s Health Management Team led by the Councils Health Secretary, Ms. Aziza Hamisi. Dr. Joel Charles, DMO, Babayu Dispensary, Chemba District Ms Aziza says that the deployment of Dr. Joel and eight other Skilled Healthcare Workers...

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Victory on the Third Line: How NewIy Deployed Nurse – Midwives are Saving Lives in Musoma, Tanzania

(Musoma District, Mara Region) When Otilia Mhagama and three other nurse midwives’ colleagues arrived at Nyasho Health Centre in Musoma for their first deployment in January 2021, they were reflecting on what would be their main task at the Health Centre.  Little they could had known that their arrival was just a thrill for Dr. Hillary Mohamed, a Medical Officer in-charge, who managed the understaffed health center that have a total of 13 nurses and an average of 11 deliveries...

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BMF – COVID 19 Newsletter

A story of Triump against COVID-19 in Dar es Salaam BMF-COVID-19-Newsletter

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