Can you donate one day of your pay?
Support CPAR's 11th annual Donate a Day campaign and
help improve maternal and newborn health in rural Tanzania.
Our goal this year is to raise $45,000
Create your own fundraising page to support this campaign by registering as an individual or a team.
“Saving Mothers” is a Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) program in rural Tanzania. This project aims to address the leading causes of maternal and newborn mortality and reduce maternal mortality rates by a minimum of 30%.
- According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 830 women die every day due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth - Almost 1 woman dies hourly in childbirth. When a woman dies, her small children are three times more likely to die within the next year.
- 99% of these deaths occur in developing countries. Tanzania is at the centre of this international health challenge. It is one of ten countries in sub-Saharan Africa that combine to contribute to over 60% of maternal and newborn deaths.
- The majority of these deaths are preventable through cost-effective interventions.
- Of 184 countries, Tanzania ranks among the top 25 in maternal deaths.
- In rural Tanzania, the main causes of maternal deaths are hemorrhage and infections.
Women need not die in childbirth.
With your participation, CPAR will work with its partners in Africa to increase maternal and child survival rates by
- Reducing infections through the distribution of clean birth kits.
- Reducing post-partum haemorrhage through the inclusion of a WHO endorsed anti-haemorrhage drug included in the clean birth kits.
- Offering specialized Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) training to Community Health Workers and Dispensary Nurses so they can deliver high impact community-based MNCH interventions to address high-risk pregnancies and existing gaps in the healthcare system.
- Improve follow-up support by registering pregnant women using m-health applications.
With the support we received to-date we have
- Helped to provide training to 118 Community Health Workers and 42 Dispensary Nurses.
- Facilitated the distribution of 4,800 birth kits
We still need your help
- To supply new bicycles to CHW and repair older ones. Community Health Workers rely on bicycles in order to carry out follow-ups with pregnant women in their communities. This is critical to their work.
- We need to supply more free birth kits. Birth kits are currently provided free to pregnant women when they deliver at a health care facility. This has led to an increase in women giving birth at a health care clinic. Women used to have to supply their own birth kits which led to most giving birth at home.