Maternal Child Survival Programs doubles women attending clinic in Biharamulo District

Now we attend pregnant women at their fourth and fifth month, unlike previous years when they were coming at their eighth and ninth months, says Peresi Rwehonga, Health Facility Supervisor at Nyakahura – Biharamulo.

According to recent Population Based Survey (TDHS-MIS 2016), 50% pregnant women make 4 or more visits before delivery, which is an increase from 43% in 2010 nationally. In Kagera region, an average of 43% women in 2015/16 make four and above ANC visit. According to January to June 2016 health facility reports, 53% of women have been recorded to make four and above ANC visits during pregnancy; this can be attributed to community-based Health Promotion activities conducted by Health Promotion Tanzania (HDT) with funding from JHPIEGO -The USAID funded Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP). READ MORE