OVER 3,000 community workers have been trained by a non-governmental organisation (NGO), Africare, to carry out household education in 288 villages of Rukwa region to address persistent maternal and newborn child health challenges…
www.touch.dailynews.co.tz — BG Tanzania, a British Oil exploration company, in partnership with Africare/Tanzania, an NGO, have launched a youth empowerment project, “Kijana Jikwamue,” in Mtwara Region.
www.ippmedia.com — Opened at the climax of the national White Ribbon Day celebrations at the turn of the week, the state-of-the art maternal care theatre at Mtowisa Health Centre in Sumbawanga was inaugurated by the Health and Social Welfare Minister, Dr Seif Rashid on behalf of Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda.
www.dailynews.co.tz — Establishment of a Community Health Fund scheme has become a big relief to hundreds of poor families in nine rural villages of Tarime District. The scheme was introduced in the villages early last year by Africare through its Lake Zone Health and Economic Development Initiative.
www.bread.org, January 2014 — Bread for the World Institute research profiles how Africare’s Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program addresses nutrition and builds local capacity in Tanzania.
www.aljazeera.com – Selemani Hussaini never though much about eating fruit in the past. The 46-year-old Tanzanian farmer mainly eats ugali, a thick maize-based porridge. Toss in a few cooked beans, tea or instant coffee and this completes a typical meal.
www.impatientoptimists.org – Up in the lush Uluguru Mountains in Morogoro, Tanzania, a USAID-funded nutritional program, Mwanzo Bora (which means good start in Swahili) has been put in place to help increase local mothers’ breastfeeding rates, lower the number of expectant mothers with anemia, and provide parents with the nutritional know-how to properly feed their children a well-balanced diet.