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Saturday, June 27, 2015

WAGOMBEA 26 KATI YA 39 WAREJESHA FOMU MBOZI MASHARIKI


Mtiania nafasi ya Ubunge jimbo la Mbozi Mashariki, Abraham Msyete, akizungumza na wananchi wa mji wa Vwawa, juzi katika ofisi za chama hicho, Wilaya ya Mbozi mkoani Mbeya, mara baada ya kurejesha fomu ya kuomba ridhaa ya kuwania nafasi hiyo katika uchaguzi mkuu kupitia chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadema) (Picha na Kenneth Ngelesi)


NA KENNETH  SANGA,MBOZI

JUMLA ya watiania 26 kutoka jimbo la Mbozi Mashariki wamerejesha fomu katika ofisi za Wilaya, kati 39 ambao walijitokeza kuomba ridhaa ya kupeperusha bendera cha chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA) kwa nafasi ya Ubunge katika uchaguzi Mkuu mwaka huu.

Wakizungumza na Tanzania Daima mara baada ya kurejesha fomu hizo baadhi ya wagombea walijinasibu kuwa wanauwezo wa kutum8ikia jamii katika nafasi ya Ubunge endepo chama  kitawapa ridhaaa ya kupeperesha bendera kutoka na uwezo wao wa kujenga hoja na kulifahamu jimbo hilo vizuri kutoka kuwa wazawa lakini pia wamekukitumikia chama hicho kwa muda mrefu.

Abaraham Msyete ambaye ni mmoja wawatiania alisema kutokana na kukitumia chama hicho kwa zaidi ya miaka kumi,huku akifanya kazi mbalimbali za kukimarisha chama hivyo ameamua kuchukua fomu na kuomba chama kiwezi kumpitisha kwani amejitafakari na kuona anaweza kuwatumia wananchi wa Jimbo la Mbozi Mashariki na taifa kwa ujumla katika nafasi ya Ubunge.

‘Nina ozeofu na jimbo hili na kwani nimezaliwa Mbozi na kusoma Mbozi hivyo na pia nimeanza harakati za kukinadi chama tangu nikiwa mwanafunzi wa Chuo kikuu cha Dar-es-laamu, hivyo mpaka sasa ni zaidi ya kumi nipo ndani ya Chadema ni imania yangu chama kitanipa ridhaa ya kupeperusha bendera katika uchagu ujao’alisema Msyete

Mbali na hilo lakini  Msyete alibainisha baadhi ya Mambo kumi ambayo anayapa kipaumbele ambavyo atapaswa kuyatekekeleza mara tu atakuwa Mbunge wa jimbo hilo.

Msyete alisema kuwa baadhi yake  ni uboreshaji wa kilimo chenye tija,miondombinu ya barabara,maji,ajira kwa vijana,elimu,wa huduma afya pamoja na kupiginia haki kwa wakulima.

Katika sekta ya elimu Msyete alisema kuwa Wilaya Mbozi yenye wakazi zaidi ya 490,000/ na shule nyingi za msingi na Sekondari lakini hakuna chuo cha ufundi hata kimoja ambacho kingeweza kuwaanda vijana kuwa mafundi ambayo ni fursa pekee kwao kuweza kuji ajiri.

Kwa upande wake Stephen Mwamengo alisema Mbozi,inakabiliwa na na matatizo mengi tangu kupata Uhuru na hilo ndiyo yaliyo msukumwa kuchukua fomu na kuomba ridhaa kupitia chama chake kiwezo kupitisjha ili awe mgombea Ubunge.

Alisema kuwa jimbo la Mbozi Mashariki limejaliwa rasilimali nyingi ikiwemo ardhi yenye rutuba lakini viongozi waliotangulia katika awamu zote hawajaweza kuwasadia wananchi kuondokana na umasimni kutoka na ardhi hiyo.

Alisema kuwa endapo atachaguliwa hatau ya kwaza ni kuwapigia wananchi wawezi kutambua umuhimu wa ardhi wanayo miliki na ili kuweza kapata hata mikopo katika taasisi za fedha ili kupata mikopo.
Hata hivyo katika jimbo hilo la Mbozi Mashariki kumekuwa na sitofahamu kutoka na watia nia hao kuchukua na kurejesha fumu zao katika ofisi mbili tofauti huku kila upande ukidai kuwa unahaki ya kulisimamia zoezi huku kiloa upande ukisema kuwa Ofisi zao ni za Wilaya.

Katika ofisi ya kwanza ambayo msimamizi wa zoezi la kuchukua na urejeshaji wa fomu ni Michael Mwamlima ambaye ni katibu wa Bavicha, amabaye aliieleza Tanzania Daima kuwa kuwa katika ofisi hiyo watia nia walikuwa nane na wote walichukua fomu na wato nane ndiyo walio zirejesha.



Hata hivyo kutokana zitofahamu hiyo, mtandao huu ulizungumza nae na alisema sababu ya kuwepo na ofisi mbili za wilaya na zote zinafanya kazi ya kupokea fomu za watia nia ni kutokana mgogoro uliopo ndani ya chama ambapo mpaka sasa bado haujatatuliwa.

BIASHARA MKOANI MBEYA



Mchuuza  wa marungu,kengelo za ng'ombe na manati ya kuwindia ndege amabaye jina lake halikufahamika mara moja akila chungwa katika mitaa uhindini baada ya safari ndefu ya kusaka wateja wa bidha hizo katikati ya jijiji la Mbeya (Picha na Kenneth Sanga)

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Uandikishaji Wapigakura wageuzwa Biashara, kupata kadi sasa bei ya hadi Sh 30,000 


UANDIKISHAJI wa Wapigakura katika Mkoa wa Arusha kwa mfumo wa mashine za BVR, umeingia sura mpya baada ya baadhi ya vijana mkoani humo kuligeuza zoezi zima la uandikishaji wa wananchi katika Daftari la Kudumu la Wapigakura, kujitengenezea kipato kupitia kadi hizo. 

Habari za uhakika zilizoifikia FikraPevu, zimebainisha kwamba wengi wa vijana mkoani humo, ambao wanaweza kuamka mapema na kuwahi nafasi nzuri ya kuandikishwa mapema katika Vituo vya Kuandikisha Wapigakura, wamekuwa wakiziuza nafasi zao hizo kwa watu wenye haraka zao kwa bei ya kati ya Sh 20,000 na 30,000 kwa baadhi ya watu wanaozihitaji. 

Mmoja wa vijana hao aliyejitambulisha kwa jina la Said Juma (29), amethibitisha zoezi hilo la uandikishaji wapigakura katika mfumo mpya wa BVR kama sehemu ya kujiongezea kipato chao cha siku kwa kuuza nafasi. 

Saidi, ambaye anakiri yeye mwenyewe kushiriki biashara hiyo, anasema kwa siku mbili tofauti, akiwa katika Kituo cha Shule ya Sekondari ya Murieti, iliyoko Kata ya Sokoni One, mjini Arusha, alifanikiwa kuuza nafasi zake kwa wakazi wawili. 

Kwa mujibu wa Saidi, katika tukio la kwanza, akiwa kituoni hapo, alimuuzia mwanamke mmoja (jina lake tunalihifadhi kwa sasa) kwa Sh 20,000 kabla ya kesho yake kufanikiwa kumuuzia mama mwingine nafasi ya kwenye foleni ya kujiandikisha kwa Sh 30,000. 

Uchunguzi wa FikraPevu umebaini kwamba wengi wa vijana hao wa jiji la Arusha waliogeuza zoezi hilo la uandikishaji wapigakura kama mradi wa kujiongezea kipato, hudamka usiku wa manane, kiasi cha saa nane na saa tisa usiku kwa ajili ya kuwahi kupanga foleni katika vituo vya kujiandikisha. 

Katika uchunguzi huo, imebainikia kwamba mara nyingi inapofika wakati wa mchana, vijana hao huwa karibu kuwafikia waandikishaji, hivyo huanza kunadi nafasi zao hizo kwa watu wenye haraka zao, ambao kutokana na urefu wa msululu wa watu, uwezekano wa kuandikishwa siku hiyo kabla ya giza kuingia unakuwa mdogo. 

Mwananchi mwingine aliyedai kufaidika na zoezi hilo jijini Arusha, amejitambulisha kwa jina la Sarah Kaisoi mwenye umri wa miaka 33, akisema naye amewahi kuuza nafasi yake katika Kituo cha Ebeneza, kilichoko Kata ya Murieti kwa Sh 25,000. 

Awali, FikraPevu ilidokezwa kuwa zoezi hilo katika Jiji la Arusha lilianza kugubikwa na hali ya sintofahamu baada ya kujitokeza kwa idadi kubwa ya watu wanaotaka kujiandikisha, huku mashine za kuandikisha wapigakura hao zikielezwa kufanya kazi chini ya kiwango kinachotakiwa. 

Changamoto hiyo ya mashine za BVR kufanya kazi chini ya viwango vinavyotakiwa mkoani humo, imeripotiwa katika mtandao maarufu wa kijamii nchini, wa JamiiForums baada ya mwanachama wake mmoja anayejitambulisha kwa jina la Sirluta kudokeza kwamba Kata ya Sombetini yenye idadi ya wakazi wengi katika jiji hilo la Arusha, haikuangaliwa kwa jicho la tatu na Tume ya Taifa ya Uchaguzi. 

“Tume ingeangalia mahitaji ya kata kwa kuzingatia wakazi, muda wanaoutenga, idadi ya mashine, kuwepo na uwiano ili kuepuka watu kukosa kujiandikisha,” ameshauri mchangiaji huyo wa mtandao huo wa kijamii. 

Kumekuwepo na matukio mbalimbali katika baadhi ya maeneo kadhaa nchini, kwa baadhi ya wananchi kuripotiwa kujiandikisha kwenye daftari hilo zaidi ya mara moja, na tayari NEC imethibitisha kuandaa utaratibu wa kuwafikisha wananchi zaidi ya 150 Mahakamani wanaotuhumiwa kwa makosa hayo katika Mkoa mmoja pekee wa Njombe.

Friday, June 19, 2015

ALIYETEKA ALBINO TABORA AFUNGWA JELA MIAKA 10

 Masanja Mwinamila (44) mara baada ya kufikishwa katika kituo cha Polisi Wilaya ya Nzega Juni 15, 2015.
 Mtoto Margreth Hamisi Machiya (6) aliyenusurika kuuzwa akiwa hai na mjomba wake.
 Mtoto Margreth baada ya kufikishwa Kituo cha Polisi Wilaya ya Nzega usiku wa manane.
Kaimu Kamanda wa Polisi Mkoa wa Tabora, ACP Juma Bwire akizungumza na waandishi wa habari kuhusiana na tukio hilo Juni 16, 2015.

Na Daniel Mbega, Nzega
MAHAKAMA ya Hakimu Mkazi ya Wilaya ya Nzega leo hii imemhukumu Masanja Mwinamila (44), mkazi wa Kitongoji cha Kona Nne, Kijiji cha Ugembe II, Kata ya Mwakashanhala, Tarafa ya Puge wilayani Nzega katika Mkoa wa Tabora kwenda jela miaka 10 kwa kosa la kuteka mtoto mwenye albinism, Margreth Hamisi (6).


Hakimu Mkazi Mfawidhi wa mahakama hiyo, Saraphine Nsana, alitoa hukumu hiyo baada ya mshtakiwa kusomewa shtaka na kukiri kutenda kosa hilo.


Ilielezwa mahakamani hapo kwamba, mnamo Juni 15, 2015 majira ya saa 3:00 usiku katika Kijiji cha Ugembe II, Kata ya Mwakashanhala wilayani Nzega, mtuhumiwa alimteka binti huyo kwa lengo la kwenda ‘kumuuza’ ili ajipatie fedha (kiasi kimehifadhiwa).

Hii ni mara ya kwanza kwa kesi inayohusisha utekaji nyara, kujeruhi na mauaji dhidi ya watu wenye albinism kuchukua muda mfupi zaidi, kwani ndiyo kwanza kesi hiyo ya Jinai Namba 116/2015 imefikishwa mahakamani kwa mara ya kwanza na kutolewa hukumu.

Jitihada za Polisi
Mafanikio ya kukamatwa kwa Masanja Mwinamila akiwa katika harakati za kutaka kumuuza mtoto Margreth Hamisi, ambaye ni mpwa wake, yametokana na umakini wa Jeshi la Polisi nchini ambapo maofisa wake wa Kikosi Kazi cha Taifa waliweka mtego na kufanikiwa kumnasa mtuhumiwa kabla hajamdhuru mateka wake.

Tukio hilo limefanikisha kuubomoa mtandao hatari wa mauaji ya watu wenye ulemavu wa ngozi (albino) kwani ni takriban wiki tatu tu tangu maofisa usalama walipofanikiwa kuwanasa watu wengine sita wakiwa katika harakati za kuuza mifupa inayodhaniwa kuwa ya binadamu (albino) mjini Kahama Mei 22, 2015 ambapo tayari wamekwishafikishwa mahakamani pamoja na wengine watatu waliokamatwa baadaye.

Matukio hayo mawili makubwa yaliyotokea katika kipindi hicho yamedhihirisha namna serikali kupitia jeshi hilo na vyombo vingine vya usalama inavyoshughulikia mitandao hiyo hatari usiku na mchana ili kuhakikisha Watanzania wote wanaishi kwa amani na usalama.

Kukamatwa na hatimaye kuhukimiwa kwa Masanja Mwinamila kumedhihirisha kwamba matukio mengi ya kuuawa au kujeruhiwa kwa watu wenye albinism yanapangwa na kufanikishwa na wanandugu wenyewe kwa sababu ya mawazo potofu ya kutafuta utajiri kwa njia za mkato.


Kama alivyoeleza Kaimu Kamanda wa Polisi Mkoa wa Tabora, ACP. Juma Bwire, Juni 16, 2015, Masanja alithubutu kwenda kumnyakua mtoto huyo Margret Hamisi (6) majira ya saa 3 usiku na kukimbia naye gizani akiwa na lengo la kumuuza ajipatie utajiri.

Lakini habari kutoka eneo la tukio zinaeleza kwamba, haikuwa kazi rahisi kwa wanausalama kumwokoa binti huyo akiwa hai na kumtia mbaroni mtuhumiwa, kwani walilazimika kujifanya ‘wanunuzi’ ili kuweka mtego wa kumkamata mtuhumiwa na kumwokoa mateka.

Taarifa za uchunguzi zinaeleza kwamba, mtuhumiwa huyo alianza mchakato wa kutafuta ‘soko’ la kumuuza mtoto wa dada yake mapema mwezi Juni 2015, lakini wasamaria wema wakawaarifu wanausalama kuhusu kinachotaka kutokea katika eneo hilo.

Ilibidi maofisa wawili wa usalama wapangiwe kazi ambapo mmoja alijifanya mnunuzi na mwingine mganga wa jadi anayeambatana na ‘tajiri’ huyo feki ambao walikutanishwa na mtuhumiwa huyo aliyewaeleza kwamba ‘dili la albino lipo’.

“Alisema kuna dada yake mwenye albinism ambaye ana watoto wawili – wa kiume na wa kike – ambaonao wana albinism, huyo dada ni mtoto wa baba yake mdogo ambaye alifariki mwaka jana (2014), hivyo nyumbani hakuna mtu wa kiume wa kuleta upinzani.

“Akasema kwamba biashara hiyo ingefanyika sana, kwani alipanga kuanza kumuuza mtoto wa kike, halafu angemuuza yule wa kiume na hatimaye kummalizia dada yake!” kilisema chanzo cha ndani kutoka eneo la tukio.

Kwa kawaida asilimia kubwa ya wakazi wa Kanda ya Ziwa ni wapagani na wanawaamini waganga wa jadi kuliko mtu yeyote, hiyo alipokutanishwa na watu hao wawili, mtuhumiwa Masanja Mwinamila aliamini kila alichoambiwa na ‘mganga’.

Mganga huyo feki, mbali ya kumpigia ramli na kumwogesha dawa kwenye njiapanda, alimtaka mtuhumiwa kuleta mtoto huyo akiwa hai kwa maelezo kwamba inabidi ‘afanye tambiko ili dawa zifanye kazi’, lakini lengo likiwa kumzuia mtuhumiwa asimdhuru mtoto na hivyo kupata nafasi ya kumwokoa.
Akiwa na shauku kubwa ya kupata mamilioni ya fedha, baada ya kukubali masharti ya mganga, Masanja alimuomba ‘tajiri’ atafute bunduki ili wakati yeye atakapomnyakua mtoto, wafyatue risasi hewani kuwatisha watu watakaokimbilia eneo la tukio mara yowe litakapopigwa.


Taarifa zinasema, wanausalama waliposikia kauli hiyo wakahisi mtuhumiwa angeweza kwenda hata na panga na kuwajeruhi watu atakaowakuta eneo la tukio ili amchukue mtoto, hivyo mganga huyo akatoa masharti kwamba hata kama bunduki itapatikana, lakini asingependa kuona damu inamwagika kwa yeyote huku akimwaminisha kwamba dawa atakazoogeshwa zitamfanya awe ‘kiza’ asionekane na mtu yeyote.

Takriban mara tatu zoezi hilo liliahirishwa kwa kuangalia mazingira ya kiusalama, lakini baada ya wanausalama kujipanga vyema, ndipo Juni 15, 2015 wakafanikisha mtego huo na kumkamata mtuhumiwa akiwa amembeba mtoto ambaye alinyakuliwa akiwa usingizini.

“Ilikuwa ni kazi ngumu, lakini kama siyo imani kwa mganga, ingekuwa hatari sana hata kwa wanausalama wenyewe. Jamaa alipewa masharti kwamba, mtoto huyo anayeuzwa anatakiwa afikishwe kwa mganga akiwa hai bila kujeruhiwa mahali popote; Familia itakayovamiwa pia isimwage damu; Fedha za manunuzi kabla ya kukabidhiwa mlengwa lazima zifanyiwe tambiko na masharti ya matumizi; hakutakiwa kufanya zianaa siku nne kabla ya tukio; na lazima kuogeshwa dawa wale wote watakaokwenda kwenye tukio,” kilifafanua chanzo kingine.

Bi. Joyce Mwandu Nkimbui (33), ambaye ni mama wa Margret, anasema siku tatu mfululizo kabla ya tukio, mtuhumiwa huyo ambaye ni kaka yake anayeishi jirani na hapo alikuwa akija asubuhi na jioni akijifanya kuja kusalimia na wakati mwingine hata kupikiwa chakula.

Hata hivyo, alishangaa kukuta kwamba ndiye aliyevamia nyumbani kwao usiku wa Juni 15, 2015 na kumwamuru asikimbie kabla yeye hajaingia ndani na kumkwapua mtoto.

“Walikuja usiku, sijui walikuwa wangapi, lakini wakanilazimisha ‘wewe mama tulia’, nikaogopa na kukimbilia kwenye majani, nikaanguka kwa sababu sioni vizuri usiku, nikakutana na mwenyekiti wa kitongoji, ambaye tulikwenda naye nyumbani na kukuta tayari mtoto hayupo,” Joyce alisema kwa masikitiko.

Matukio mbalimbali
Tangu mwaka 2006 serikali imekuwa ikipambana na matukio ya kuuawa na kujeruhiwa kwa watu wenye albinism nchini, ambapo tayari watu zaidi ya 10 wamehukumiwa kunyongwa, wengine kesi zao ziko mahakamani na watuhumiwa wengine wanaendelea kusakwa kwa kuhusika na matukio hayo ya kutisha.

Wakati wa kilele cha maadhimisho ya siku ya wenye albinism duniani jijini Arusha Juni 13, 2015, Rais Jakaya Kikwete alisisitiza kuwa kati ya watu 13 waliohukumiwa kunyongwa wawili kesi zao zipo katika hatua ya mwisho kufikishwa kwake na kuahidi zitakapofika mezani kwake atazitendea haki stahiki.
"Lakini mwaka 2014 hadi 2015 serikali tumepambana na watu wakatili dhidi ya walemavu kwa kuwakamata watu 25 kati yao sita kesi zao zipo mahakamani, huku watano upelelezi unaendelea na 11 wameachiwa huru kwa kutopatikana na hatia," alisema.
Rais Kikwete pia aliwahakikishia wenye albinism kupatiwa vifaa vya kupambana na kansa ya ngozi bure kwenye hospitali za serikali.

Mwaka 2009, Waziri Mkuu Mizengo Pinda aliangua kilio bungeni kuonyesha uchungu alionao dhidi ya vitendo vya mauaji ya kikatili ya watu wenye ulemavu wa ngozi (albino), na machozi yake yakayeyusha hoja ya wabunge wa upinzani waliokuwa wamepania kumbana, ili ajiuzulu kwa madai kwamba, alitoa amri ya kuua wauaji ambayo ni kinyume na katiba ya nchi.

HOSPITALI YA KANDA YA RUFAA YA NYANDA ZA JUU KUSINI- MBEYA, YAZINDUA MNARA WA UPASUAJI WA TUNDU DOGO(LAPARASCOPIC TOWER)

Kaimu Mganga Mkuu wa Serikali kutoka Makao makuu, Dk. Magreth Mhando akikata utepe  kuzindua mnara wa upasuji wa tundu dogo (LAPARASCOPIC TOWER)

Kaimu Mganga Mkuu wa Serikali kutoka Makao makuu, Dk. Magreth Mhando akiongea na watumishi na wageni waalikwa mara baada ya kuzindua mnara wa upauaji katika Hospitali ya Rufaa Mbeya

Mkurugenzi wa Hospitali ya Kanda ya Rufaa ya Nyanda za juu kusini, Dk.Mpoki Ulisubisya, akisoma taarifa fupi mbele ya mgeni rasmi

Fedric Ogumbo  mkurugenzi wa kampuni ya Baylem kutoka Kenya ambaye ametoa msaada wa vifaa vya upasuaji vyenye thamani ya zaidi ya dola za kimarekani 5000.


Baadhi ya Madkatari na wauguzi wakimsikiliza mgeni rasmi kwa makini






Dr. Lazaro Mboma mkuu wa idara ya upasuaji na Daktari bingwa upasuaji  akimwelezea mgeni rasmi jinsi mnara wa upasuaji unavyofanya kazi


Moja ya aliyetengeneza mtambo wenyewe wa upasuaji kwa njia ya tundu dogo kutoka Kampuni ya Gimmi ya Tutlingen nchini Ujerumani mkono wa kulia akielezea jinsi mtambo huo unavyofanya kazi


  MNARA WA UPASUAJI WA TUNDU DOGO(LAPARASCOPIC TOWER)


 
  HOSPITALI  ya Kanda ya Rufaa ya Nyanda za juu kusini- Mbeya, imezindua mnara wa upasuaji wa tundu dogo(LAPARASCOPIC TOWER) utakaopunguza wagonjwa kuomba Rufaa ya kwenda kutibiwa katika hospitali zingine.


Akizungumza katika uzinduzi huo , Mkurugenzi wa Hospitali ya Kanda ya Rufaa ya Nyanda za juu kusini, Dk.Mpoki Ulisubisya, alisema msaada huo utapuguza idadi ya wagonjwa ambao wamekuwa wakiomba rufaa pia hitaji halisi la Hospitali hiyo la ufinyu wa nafasi ya kulaza wagonjwa na kupunguza msongamano wa wagonjwa.


Alisema kutokana na changamoto hizo uongozi wa Hospitali ulifikiria namna ya kusogeza huduma ya upasuaji kwa njia ya Tundu dogo kwa Wagojwa ambapo ulishirikiana na wadau mbali mbali ili kufanikisha hilo na baadhi yao kuitikia na hatimaye kukubali kulitekeleza.


Aliwataja baadhi ya marafiki walioitikia wito huo na kuliwezesha suala hilo kufanikiwa kuwa ni pamoja na John Fedric Ogumbo ambaye ni mkurugenzi wa kampuni ya Baylem kutoka Kenya ambaye alitoa msaada wa vifaa vya upasuaji vyenye thamani ya zaidi ya dola za kimarekani 5000.


Aliongeza kuwa Kampuni hiyo pia imesaidia Hospitali ya Rufaa ya Mbeya kufadhili mafunzo kwa madaktari wanne nchini Ureno kwa gharama isiyopungua Euro 24000 hali iliyochangia Hospitali hiyo kuwa na watalaamu waliobobea kuliko Hospitali zingine nchini.


Mkurugenzi huyo alisema mtu mwingine wa kumshukuru ni aliyetengeneza mtambo wenyewe wa upasuaji kwa njia ya tundu dogo kutoka Kampuni ya Gimmi ya Tutlingen nchini Ujerumani  ambao wameahidi kuhakikisha madaktari waliosomea watafanyakazi kwa weledi na ufanisi.


Alizitaja kazi za mtambo huo kuwa ni pamoja na upasuaji wa mawe kwenye njia ya nyongo, upasuaji wa kidole tumbo, upasuaji wa Tezi dume na upasuaji wa magonjwa ya akina mama.


Alisema faida ya mtambo huo ni pamoja na upasuaji kufanyika kwa muda mfupi tofauti na uliozoeleka, ufupi wa mgonjwa kukaa hospitalini, maumivu kidogoukilingianishwa na upasuaji mkubwa kwa njia ya visu na kuzuia damu nyingi kupotea wakati wa zoezi la upasuaji.


Kwa upande wake Mgeni rasmi katika uzinduzi huo ambaye ni Kaimu Mganga Mkuu wa Serikali kutoka Makao makuu, Dk. Magreth Mhando alisema Wizara ya afya kupitia Sera ya Afya na mpango wa maendeleo ya afya ya msingi, sekta ya msingi na zinginezo inakusudia kuboresha mazingira ya sekta hiyo.


Alisema Serikali inaipongeza Hospitali hiyo kwa juhudi ambazo inaendelea kuzifanya ambazo ni  kuwa na majengo mazuri, stahiki za watumishi, vitendea kazi, utawala bora na kumjali mteja jambo ambalo linaifanya Hospitali hiyo kuzidi kuwa bora na kuwa mfano wa kuigwa.


Aidha alitoa pongezi kwa Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania kwa kuiinginza Sekta ya afya katika matokeo makubwa sasa(BRN)unaoanza kutkelezwa katika awamu ya pili ukijikita katika sehemu nne.


chanzo.
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Thursday, June 18, 2015

COUNT CASE STUDY FOR TANZANIA IN LANCET GLOBAL HEALTH JOURNAL





Tanzania one of few African countries meeting Millennium Development Goal for child survival:

New Lancet study explores how this happened, and yet why maternal and newborn survival progress is much slower Tanzania has achieved Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 4 for child survival, yet progress for maternal and newborn survival is off track, according to the Tanzanian Countdown to 2015 Country Case Study, published in The Lancet Global Health on 16th June to mark the Day of the African Child.

This study collected and analysed the best available data from 1990 (MDG baseline) to assess changes in maternal, newborn and child mortality, determinants of this change and who was being left behind.

Co-author Professor Joy Lawn, from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and a leader in Countdown to 2015, commented “Across Africa very few countries have achieved these targets, and we commend Tanzania. Many neighbouring countries are not on target and this study advances our understanding of how progress was made, and also what the urgent actions are to make sure women and their babies are not left out of this progress.”

Tanzania has made remarkable progress for reducing child deaths after the first month of life, and this progress increased to over 8% per year during the last decade, almost 50% faster than in the 1990s. 

This study estimated how many lives have been saved and which interventions may have contributed the most, with the most lives saves estimated to be from vaccines (12,500), malaria (9300) and HIV/AIDS (5800) programmes. Notably these programmes received significantly more donor funding.

Yet progress is about 50% slower for newborn and maternal deaths, and even slower for stillbirths (deaths during the last 3 months of pregnancy). Newborn deaths now account for 40% of child deaths nationally, and the rate of progress since 1990 has been half that for children after the first month of life. Approximately 3,300 maternal deaths are estimated to have been prevented each year, the majority (70%) associated with skilled care at birth.

Any assessment of progress in Tanzania needs to take account of the doubling of the population during the past two decades, putting huge pressures onto the healthcare system (and other social services such as education), which would need to have doubled in size just to reach the same proportion. However the gap for addressing family planning needs has remained the same for 20 years. 

While modern contraceptive use has increased even in rural areas, there are two geographical regions (Western and Lake zones) where use remains extremely low.

Improving health services around the time of birth are a key missed opportunity.

The study reveals that the rural poor are being left behind, with rural women twice as likely to deliver outside a health facility and three times less likely to have a caesarean, in part related to gaps in access, especially to human resources notably midwives, and to the poor quality of care at birth (including labour and delivery, immediate care after birth and during the postnatal period).

Dr Neema Rusimabayila, Director of Preventive Services, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Mainland Tanzania, said “We can be proud of progress for child survival, but know that more must be done for Tanzania’s mothers and newborns, and that is why we have prioritised these actions in a short term national plan that we call the “Sharpened One Plan”. This is already being implemented in the regions and
districts. With the national and subnational level score cards, we will be able to track progress and improve accountability.”

The authors outline the following urgent priorities for Tanzania, already incorporated into the Sharpened One Plan, in order to end preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths by 2030 and contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable development Goals (SDGs):

1. Address family planning needs especially in the Western and Lake zones, and for adolescents;
2. Ensure all women and newborns receive quality care around the time of birth, especially close the urban/rural gap; and
3. Finish the unfinished agenda for child survival to sustain the gains in MDG 4.
Recommended actions include urgently addressing the health workforce crisis especially midwives in rural areas. 

The health workforce is at a critical shortage - the minimum recommended health workforce density is 23 health workers per 10,000 people, yet Tanzania has just 5. Additionally urgent focus is needed to improve the data and to make use of Information, Communication Technology (ICT) to measure progress and to ensure timely availability of data and reporting. Currently only 16% of Tanzania’s children get a birth certificate.

The authors estimate that approximately 60,000 lives could be saved each year with intensified efforts to achieve universal access to essential health services. This would include the annual prevention of around 22,000 newborn deaths, 23,000 deaths of children aged 1 month – 5 years, 3,600 maternal deaths, and 11,400 stillbirths.

Dr Moke Magoma, evidence advisor of Evidence for Action (E4A) Tanzania said, “Having a good plan in place is only the first step in saving lives. Evidence must lead to action, especially for the poorest Tanzanians and the marginalised groups. Accountability is essential here, for government, partners, civil society, and the media, communities and individuals - We all must play our part and keep track of the promises and progress made.”
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Contact in Tanzania: Chiku Lweno-Aboud from Evidence for Action c.lweno-aboud@evidence4action.net
Contact in UK: London School Hygiene Tropical & Medicine press@lshtm.ac.uk
More information

 Manuscript DOI link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(15)00059-5
 Podcast by Dr Theopista Johns: www.thelancet.com/podcasts/tlgh-160615
 Two page infographic summary weblink: http://www.countdown2015mnch.org/countdown-at-the-country-level

 Preliminary findings of the study were launched in May 2014 by President Kikwete of Tanzania, with the publication of the policy brief Women and Children First: bit.ly/TanzaniaWomenChildren1st
Article reference: Hoviyeh Afnan-Holmes, Moke Magoma, Theopista John, Francis Levira, Georgina Msemo, Corinne E Armstrong, Melisa Martínez-Álvarez, Kate Kerber, Clement Kihinga, Ahmad Makuwani, Neema Rusibamayila, Asia Hussein, Joy E Lawn for the Tanzania Countdown Team. Tanzania’s Countdown to 2015: an analysis of two decades of progress and gaps for reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health, to inform priorities for post-2015. Lancet Glob Health 2015; 3: e396–409
Organisations involved Countdown to 2015 Countdown to 2015 is a multi-partner initiative that tracks countries' progress in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health for the 75 highest burden countries. 

It calls on governments and development partners to be accountable, identifies knowledge gaps, to improve maternal, newborn and child survival.
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health, with 3,900 students and more than 1,000 staff working in over 100 countries. 

The School is one of the highest-rated research institutions in the UK, and among the world's leading schools in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice. 

The Maternal Adolescent Reproductive and Child Health (MARCH) Centre provided technical support for this study.
Funding

This study was funded by the Government of Canada, Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development; US Fund for UNICEF; and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Ajali ikiua 20 Serikali inaguswa, Wanawake 720 Wanaofariki Dunia kwa Uzazi wala haiguswi

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Jumla ya wanawake 720 wanakufa kila mwezi nchini Tanzania kutokana na matatizo ya uzazi, hivyo kuifanya Tanzania kuwa nchi inayoongoza kwa kuwa na vifo vingi vitokanavyo na matatizo ya uzazi katika ukanda huu wa Afrika Mashariki.

Takwimu za Wizara ya Afya na Ustawi wa Jamii zinaonyesha kuwa kila siku wanawake 24 wanafariki dunia kutokana na matatizo ya uzazi ambapo kwa mwaka mmoja zaidi ya wanawake 8,600 wanakufa jambo ambalo linakwamisha malengo ya millennia. 

Kaimu Mkurugenzi wa Afya ya Uzazi na Mtoto katika wizara hiyo, Dk Georgina Msemo, amezitaja sababu zinazochangia vifo hivyo kuwa ni pamoja na kina mama wajawazito kutokwa na damu nyingi wakati wa kujifungua, kuchelewa kuanza kliniki pamoja na kujifungilia katika vituo vya afya ambavyo havina huduma za kutosha za uzazi. 

Kwa mujibu wa Dk Msemo, nchi ya Sirilanka ni miongoni mwa nchi duniani ambayo imefanikiwa kwa kiasi kikubwa kupunguza vifo vinavyotokana na matatizo ya uzazi. Inaelezwa kwamba nchi hiyo imefanikiwa kutokana na Rais wa nchi hiyo kuhusika kwa asilimia 100 katika kampeni ya kutokomeza vifo hivyo. 


Takwimu za vifo vya wajawazito na watoto nchini Tanzania vinatishia ustawi wa Taifa kutokana na  kuwepo takwimu za kutisha zinazoonyesha kuwa kwa mwaka mmoja pekee, wanawake zaidi ya 8,600 wanafariki dunia kutokana na matatizo ya uzazi, huku takriban watoto 50,000 wakifariki dunia kila mwaka. 


Mpango wa Serikali wa kupunguza vifo vitokanavyo na uzazi kuanzia mwaka 2008 hadi 2015 ujulikanao kama ‘One Plan’ ulipanga kuweka vifaa vya kufanyia upasuaji wa dharura kwenye vituo vingi vya afya nchini, jambo ambalo limeshindikana hadi sasa. 


Hata hivyo, taarifa ya hivi karibuni ya Wizara ya Afya na Ustawi wa Jamii imekuja na habari njema inayoelezea kushuka kwa idadi ya vifo vya kina mama vinavyotokana na uzazi (MMR), kutoka 578 kwa vizazi hai 100,000 mwaka 2005 hadi vifo 454 mwaka 2010, hivyo kufikia lengo la nne la millennia. 

Aidha, kwa mujibu wa taarifa hiyo, katika kipindi kama hicho, vifo vya watoto wachanga vimepungua kutoka 68 katika kila vizazi 1,000 hadi kufikia 54. 

Mwaka 2010, Tanzania ilikuwa miongoni mwa nchi 260 duniani zilizotoa ahadi kadhaa mbele ya jumuiya ya Umoja wa Mataifa (UN), za kuboresha huduma ya afya kupitia mpango wa kuboresha afya ya mama na mtoto ujulikanao kama “Kila mwanamke, kila motto.” 


Katika ahadi yake hiyo, Tanzania ilipanga kuongeza bajeti ya sekta ya afya kutoka asilimia 12 hadi 15, kuongeza udahili wa wanafunzi kwenye vyuo vya afya kutoka 5,000 hadi 10,000 na kuongeza idadi ya wahitimu kwenye vyuo hivyo kutoka 3,000 mwaka huo hadi 7,000 ifikapo 2015.

Lakini pia Tanzania iliahidi kuboresha upatikanaji bure wa huduma za uzazi, kuongeza huduma ya uzazi wa mpango kutoka asilimia 28 mwaka huo hadi 60 mwaka 2015, kuboresha mifumo ya mawasiliano ya simu kwenye hospitali pamoja na kuanzisha matumizi ya magari ya wagonjwa yenye gharama nafuu. 

Tangu kuanzishwa kwa mpango huo mwaka 2010, nchi nyingi duniani, hasa za Kiafrika zilijitokeza na kuahidi kufanya mambo kadhaayatakayosaidia kuboresha afya ya jamii katika nchi zao. 

Hata hivyo, kutokana na kuendelea kuwepo kwa idadi kubwa ya vifo vinavyotokana na uzazi nchini Tanzania, ni wazi kwamba hadi sasa Serikali imeshindwa kutimiza ahadi zake hizo za tangu mwaka 2008, za kwamba kufikia mwaka huu wa 2015, vituo vya afya vitakuwa vinatoa huduma za afya za dharura kwa asilimia 50. 

Utafiti uliofanywa na FikraPevu unaonyesha kuwa ni asilimia tisa tu ya vituo vya afya  nchini vinavyotoa huduma za afya za dharura, ikiwemo upasuaji. Aidha, utafiti huo umebaini kutokuwepo kwa mipango thabiti ya pamoja ya utekelezaji wa Sera ya Afya miongoni mwa wadau wakuu wa sekta hiyo kwa kuzingatia takwimu zilizopo ndani ya Serikali yenyewe. 

Takwimu za Shirika la Afya Duniani (WHO), zinaonyesha kuwa Tanzania ni miongoni mwa nchi 10 duniani zinazoongoza kwa kuwa na idadi kubwa ya vifo vya uzazi, ikielezwa kwamba hadi sasa bado tatizo la vifo vya uzazi halijapewa kipaumbele kama ambavyo mambo mengine yanapewa uzito na Serikali. 

Ukubwa wa tatizo la uzazi unatazamwa kama tukio la kawaida wakati ni janga la kitaifa kwa sababu linamaliza maisha ya wanawake ambao ndiyo kiwanda cha uzalishaji wa kizazi cha Taifa la kesho. 

Kwa mfano, inapotokea ajali tu ya basi na kuuwa watu tuseme 20, Serikali inashituka na kuchukua hatua, lakini inapotokea wanawake 20 wakapoteza maisha kila siku kutokana na matatizo ya uzazi, Serikali hiyo hiyo inaonekana kutoshituka na kuchukua hatua madhubuti. Hapo ndipo tatizo kuu lilipo katika janga hili la Taifa.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

PROF. MUHONGO; KUAHIDI KUFUFUA VIWANDA NI KUPITWA NA WAKATI


NA GORDON KALULUNGA, MBEYA

ALIYEKUWA Waziri wa nishati na madini kabla hajajiuzulu, Prof.
Sospeter Muhongo, amesema wawania urais wanaowaambia wananchi kuwa watafufua viwanda vilivyokufa au kubinafsishwa kwa wawekezaji ambao wamebadili matumizi ya majengo hayo, hawasemi ukweli.


Aliyasema hayo jana katika ofisi ya CCM Mbeya Mjini, alipokuwa
akizungumza na wanachama wa Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), waliojitokeza kumdhamini na kumsikiliza ili achaguliwe na chama hicho kuwania nafasi ya urais mwaka huu.


“Anayeahidi kuwa atafufua hivi viwanda vikiwepo vya hapa Mbeya na kule kwetu Mara ni mtu wa karne moja kurudi nyuma, maana viwanda hivi hata viwanda vilivyotengeneza spare zake huko nje navyo havipo. Mimi nitakachokifanya ni kujenga viwanda vipya vya kisasa” alisema huku akishangiliwa.


Alisisitiza kuwa, wananchi wa Tanzania wa sasa, hawahitaji propaganda bali wanahitaji kuoneshwa njia ya kutatua matatizo yao kwasababu wamechoshwa na umasikini.

Aliwaambia wanachama hao kuwa Tanzania ina mali nyingi sana na
inahitaji kiongozi mwenye mawazo mapya na  mbinu mpya za kutatua umasikini ulio miongoni mwa jamii badala ya kuchagua viongozi wale wale ambao wanaahidi yale yale yanayoshindwa kuwakwamua wananchi.


“Mimi siombi nafasi ya urais kwasababu nafasi ipo wazi na kutaka
kwenda na marafiki Ikulu, bali ninahitaji nafasi hii kwasababu ya
kuondoa umasikini kwa watanzania na mtaji katika nchi hii upo katika madini na asilimia kama kumi pekee ya madini ndiyo yaliyochimbwa hapa nchini” alisema Prof. Muhongo.


Alisema anajivunia katika usimamizi wa umeme kwa kipindi chake ambapo Tanzania ina jumla ya Vijiji 15,186 na hadi kufikia mwaka 2012 ni vijiji 3, 734 sawa na asilimia 24.6 ndivyo vilikuwa na umeme. Miradi iliyosimamiwa kwa umahiri wake ikiwemo kutafuta fedha kutoka nje ya nchi na kufikisha Vijiji 5,234 Juni 2015 mwaka huu na umeme huo unaunganishwa kwa Shilingi 27, 000 sawa na majogoo matatu ya kuku.


Kwa takwimu hizo, MTANDAO HUU wa www.kalulunga.blogspot.com umebaini kuwa katika suala la gharama za kuunganisha umeme kwa mkoa wa Mbeya hasa Vijjini si kiasi hicho kilichotajwa na Prof. Muhongo, bali kiasi kinachotozwa kwa ajili ya kuunganishiwa umeme ni Shilingi 177,000, fedha ya mkandarasi anayetambulika na shirika hilo ni Shilingi 45,000-80,000/= na nauli ya kukodi Tax kwa injinia wa Tanesco kwenda kuangalia nyumba ilipo kijijini ni Shilingi 10,000 – 20,000/=


Hata hivyo, Prof. Muhongo alipata wadhamini 45 ambapo baadhi ya waliokuwa wamejitokeza kwa ajili ya kumdhamini hawakupata nafasi ya kufanya hivyo akiwemo Mchungaji Anyelwisye Mwaisela kutoka Mbalizi wilaya ya Mbeya Vijijini ambapo aliwaomba wajitokeze kumdhamini katika uchaguzi mkuu unaotarajiwa kufanyika Octoba mwaka huu.


Wawania wengine nafasi ya urais kupitia chama hicho ambao wanatarajia kudhaminiwa na wanachama wa mkoa wa Mbeya ni Waziri Mkuu aliyejiuzulu, Edward Lowassa ambaye anatarajia kufika mkoani Mbeya Juni 19 mwaka huu na Prof. Mark Mwandosya anayetarajia kufika Juni 22, mwaka huu huku
duru za siasa zikisema kuwa Mwenyekiti wa CCM wilaya ya Rungwe Ally Mwakalindile, anakotoka Prof. Mwandosya, amejiunga rasmi kambi ya Lowassa na alitambulishwa rasmi katika kikao kilichoketi katika Hotel ya Beaco Jijini Mbeya Jumapili ya Juni 14, mwakahuu kikiongozwa na Mwenyekiti wa Mbeya Mjini ndugu Mwaitenda.

Monday, June 15, 2015

SHIRIKA LA UMOJA WA MATAIFA LA IDADI YA WATU (UNFPA) TANZANIA KWA KUSHIRIKIANA NA OFISI YA RAIS, TUME YA MIPANGO YAENDESHA WARSHA KATIKA HOTEL YA AFRILUX MJINI MUSOMA

Shirika la Umoja wa Mataifa la Idadi ya Watu (UNFPA) Tanzania kwa kushirikiana na Ofisi ya Rais, Tume ya Mipango, wameandaa warsha kwa ajili ya kuhamasisha na kuwajengea uwezo watumishi wa Mkoa na Mamlaka za Serikali za Mitaa kuhusu kujumuisha masuala ya vijana katika mipango ya Mkoa na wilaya.

Warsha hiyo inafanyika katika vituo vya Mwanza na Musoma. Katika kituo cha Musoma warsha inafanyika katika ukumbi wa Afrilux Hotel tarehe 11 na 12 Juni 2015. Kituo hiki kinajumuisha Sekretarieti ya Mkoa na Halmashauri za mkoa wa Mara na Simiyu.

Washiriki wa warsha ni Makatibu Tawala Wasaidizi (Mipango na Uratibu), Maafisa Watakwimu (RS), Maafisa Mipango wa Wilaya, Maafisa Elimu ya Msingi wa Wilaya na Maafisa Maendeleo ya Jamii wa Wilaya.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

BREAKING NEWS................ POLISI AUAWA NA MAJAMBAZI MBEYA


TAARIFA zilizotufikia ni kwamba askari polisi mmoja ameuawa kwa kupigwa na risasi na watu wanaodhaniwa kuwa ni majambazi.

Endelea kututembelea hapa www.kalulunga.blogspot.com ambapo tunafanya jitihada za kuwasiliana na Kamanda wa Polisi wa mkoa wa Mbeya, Ahmed Msangi.

MATERNAL AND NEWBORN HEALTH IN TANZANIA


Invest in Midwives - Invest in Life

Celebrations of this year's International Day of the Midwife in Mara, were unprecedented on many levels - so many people came together to celebrate and advocate for the essential service that midwives provide to Tanzania's mothers and babies.

Read our special blog for International Day of the Midwives and share in the celebrations led on by the Tanzania Midwives Association, partnering with the Mara region leadership, the Ministry of Health, UNFPA, and a host of civil society organisations.

Tell us what you did to honour our midwives and we'll post it on our Mama Ye! website.

Mama Ye! success stories

A national trainer observes a provider as she demonstrates Helping Babies Breathe resuscitation skills on a model

Every newborn deserves to survive

When a baby failed to cry immediately after birth, nurse midwife Edith Kijazi of Buguruni Health Center knew what to do. Using a penguin-shaped sucker she gently cleared mucus from the baby’s nose and mouth and massaged the newborn’s back hoping to stimulate spontaneous breathing.

With CIFF funding, a Ministry of Health and Social Welfare collaboration with Jhpiego is tackling newborn deaths in Tanzania by helping babies breathe at birth. Read more>

Harriet Makwetta: Journalist champion of the year

Congratulations to Harriet Makwetta, winner of the first ever Excellence in Journalism Award in Maternal and Newborn Health. Here she is receiving her award from our Craig Ferla.
 
Mama Ye! sincerely thanks partners who supported this initiative as well as all those who have inspired journalists to write stories about mothers and babies. Read more>
The national and regional RMNCH scorecards have proved a success a year after their introduction, according to a team of ALMA experts. From their use as a tool for bottleneck analysis to their inclusion in relevant action plans, they are set to stay; and indeed have the potential to transform local-level accountability for MNH. Read more>
 

President Jakaya Kikwete with Deputy Minister of Health Hon. S. Kebwe at the launch of the RMNCH Scorecard last year. 

Tanzanian citizens' voices on MNH goes global

Citizens everywhere are raising their voices to tell their experiences of maternal and newborn healthcare to influence global and local policies. In Tanzania, this process started in Tanga Region during this year's White Ribbon Week in March. It has grown in strength and impressively reached the global platform at the recent World Health Assembly in Geneva last month. Read more>

Youth representative Khalid Mohamed speaking at a Citizen's Hearing in Handeni, Tanga
Ilemela and Sengerema get Wazazi na Mwana Theatres
Increasing access to CEmONC services was given a big boost through the recent opening of new operating theatres in Ilemela and Sengerema districts in Mwanza, thanks to the support of the Wazazi na Mwana Project. Read more>
 

Lessons from the 'Making it Happen' Project

More women are delivering in BEmONC facilities and there has been a 30% reduction in the number of women needing care for emergency complications. Read more about the Making it Happen Project, which has been increasing access to skilled birth care in Kagera and Pwani since 2013.
 

UMATI: Service providers and citizens look for solutions to health services

UMATI has been using citizen scorecards to improve sexual and reproductive health services, by identifying gaps in provision and proposing solutions. Read more>

Latest Evidence

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Global leaders act to save newborns
WHO has acknowledged efforts to create direction and momentum for delivering on various commitments made for accelerated newborn survival by the Tanzanian Government and other partners. Read more>

Tanzanian woman wins landmark case over caesarean-section
A woman left unable to have children after a defective caesarean section operation in Tanzania has won a landmark case against a local hospital whose surgeon left a piece of cloth inside her. Read more>

Pregnant women urged to visit clinic regularly 
Pregnant women in Tabora Region have been advised to maintain regular visits to maternal health clinics as a strategy to prevent HIV/AIDS infections. Read more>

Tarime traditional leaders join FGM fight
In the past, it was difficult for a traditional leader of Kurya tribe to talk anything against female genital mutilation (FGM). This is no longer the case. Read more>

Amref wants more training for midwives
African governments and foreign aid departments have to increase investment in education and training for midwives. Read more>

Stern commitment required to end fistula  
Two things are urgently needed to eliminate obstetric fistula in the country. Read more>

Medical supplies b
udget not enough says Sikika  
Concern has been expressed over government's decision to allocate 37bn/- to medical supplies in 2015/2016 budget. Read more>

World Bank supports improved health care for women, newborns and children  
WB Group has approved US$200 million to improve the quality of primary healthcare services in Tanzania, with a focus on MNCH. Read more>

State fails to reach Abuja Declaration
Tanzania has failed to reach the declaration but is hopeful  that it can be achieved by the next government. Read more>

 

New evidence on Mama Ye!

 

2. Prevalence of symptoms of vaginal fistula in 19 sub-Saharan African countries

3. Magnitude of Maternal and Neonatal Mortality in Tanzania

Maternal and Newborn health events coming up

  • 'MNH lessons in underserved areas of Tanzania', meeting hosted by MOHSW / Canadian High Commission: 9 June
  • Launch of Tanzania Countdown Case Study:16 June
  • Launch of WaterAid's (in collaboration with Amref Health Africa and other partners) WASH and maternal health project in Singida region on June 17, 2015
  • White Ribbon Alliance Tanzania strategic planning meeting: 23-25 June
  • For other MNH related national and international days follow this link for the Mama Ye! 2015 calendar
What will you be doing in the coming weeks/month? You are welcome to post your planned activities here - and/or summaries of activities conducted with links to reports etc. - this newsletter is a platform for all. Tell us and we will share with the rest of MNH stakeholders. Please forward your information to be shared to c.lweno-aboud@evidence4action.net