Maternal Health

Pictured: Vice President of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu, accompanied by a member from the White Ribbon Alliance, receives an informational folder about the Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program by Tuzie Edwin, Senior Program Officer for SBCC (Mwanzo Bora) accompanied by Alfred Kalaghe, Deputy Country Director (Africare Tanzania). Photo Credit: White Ribbon Alliance
Pictured: Vice President of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu, accompanied by a member from the White Ribbon Alliance, receives an informational folder about the Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program by Tuzie Edwin, Senior Program Officer for SBCC (Mwanzo Bora) accompanied by Alfred Kalaghe, Deputy Country Director (Africare Tanzania). Photo Credit: White Ribbon Alliance

White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood in Tanzania

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Africare Tanzania’s Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program participated in “White Ribbon Day” organized by the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood in Tanzania.  The day marked the launch of the “Zero Tolerance to Maternal Deaths” campaign.

The Mwanzo Bora team participated in the exhibition by providing materials on the nutrition program, its goals and objectives of reducing maternal anemia (for women of reproductive age) through the Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) kits, and how the program measures anemia via non-invasive mobile technology. The Africare Tanzania team had the pleasure of presenting to the guest of honor, The Vice President of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu, about the Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program.

 

Article written by Aliza Moorji-Hasham, Communications Specialist for the Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Project.

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