Women and Development
The Goal of the Unit:
The program aimed at promoting access to adolescents and sexual reproductive health services including HIV and AIDS, maternal and newborn health services to women and girl child especially living in the rural so as to promote well being and create conditions for sustainable development of Tanzanians.
The program coordinates the advocacy and media activities related to the First Lady's Campaign against HIV and AIDS in Tanzania . The Campaign, targeting adults is entitled “Treat Every Child as Your Own”, runs concurrently in other African countries where First Ladies are members of the Organization of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA). Other program activities involves: billboards, print materials and radio spots, the campaign and conduction of special training aimed at building capacity and sensitizing Primary School teachers to take a leading role in the protection of the youth against HIV infection.
Conduct advocacy for increased access and utilization of quality services on Prevention of Mother To Child Transmission of HIV and AIDS (PMTCT), Adolescent Reproductive Health (ASRH) including HIV prevention among youth.
Advocate for access to reproductive health cancer services especially cervical and breast cancer.
Promote maternal and infant health through advocacy and provision of equipment, supplies.
Conduct campaign against trans-generation sex, early pregnancies, and HIV and AIDS.
Build capacity of media groups on communicating PMTCT, RCH and stigma and discrimination.
Facilitate partnership-building for and between key players and government
On- going Projects and Partnerships:
Prevention and Control of Cervical and Breast Cancer in Tanzania; By Advocating to High Level Official To increase funding to these services- Support From Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Initiative
National Campaign Towards Elimination Of Mother To Child Transmission (EMTCT) Of HIV/AIDS In Tanzania And Launching Of Option B+;Support From Organizational Of African First Ladies Against Aids (OAFLA) & UNAIDS.
Enhancing Capacity of Nurses and Midwives In Tanzania; Monmouth University Partnership
Advocacy on the Pastoralist Leaders Communities To Control Traditions And Practices That Deprive Women And Girls’ Rights.
National Programme on Donation of Hospital Equipment: Support From Project C.U.R.E And Other Stakeholders In Health
Construction of Maternal Hospital in Mkuranga District- Coast Region In Tanzania
Prevention of Adolescent Early Pregnancy In Secondary Schools In Southern Regions Of Tanzania: Engenderhealth And USAID Support
Advocacy And Sensitization For Increased Uptake Of Reproductive And Child Health (RCH) And Prevention Of Mother To Child Transmission Of HIV/AIDS (PMTCT) Services In Four Regions In Tanzania Funded By International Center For Aids Programme (ICAP) And Elizabeth Glasier Pediatric Foundation ( EGPAF)
Conduct sensitization meeting to the parliamentarians; social services and HIV and AIDS committees aiming to raise awareness on burden of cervical cancer funded by Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon (PRRR) through Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation
Conducted advocacy meetings, media campaigns, workshops and trainings on Maternal and Child Health and Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) in Tabora, Pwani, Kagera, Kigoma and Mtwara regions- ICAP , TMARC, EGPAF and USAID Programme