Tanzania is committed to addressing the major causes of maternal mortality such as postpartum hemorrhage; newborn mortality including from infection and asphyxia; and low birth weight, stillbirths and mortality due to HIV, malaria and congenital syphilis. USAID/Tanzania’s Maternal and Child Health (MCH) programs support antenatal care, safe delivery, immunization, and the management of child illness. These activities are in line with the U.S.
USAID began supporting family planning (FP) in Tanzania in the late 1980s with a focus on increasing the contraceptive prevalence rate for modern methods, and it was instrumental in building the national program. Under the U.S. Government’s Global Health Initiative (GHI), USAID’s FP programs are integrated with other health services and contribute to the GHI goals of reducing maternal mortality and improving child survival.
The Government of Tanzania has made numerous commitments, both to its people and to the international community, to democratic governance. While Tanzania has a number of government accountability structures already in place, these remain to be tested from the citizenry for greater transparency and accountability. Public resource oversight by citizens is still a gap that can be targeted with support to select Government of Tanzania institutions of accountability that have the ability to respond to increased nation-wide demand for government accountability.
Tanzania has an ambitious plan to prioritize agriculture for economic growth. The private sector led Kilimo Kwanza (Agriculture First) initiative and the SAGCOT Centre have been endorsed by the government of Tanzania. These strategies are being linked to the Agricultural Sector Development Program through Tanzania’s Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) country investment plan. FTF is fully aligned with Tanzania’s CAADP program and Tanzania’s National Nutrition Strategy.
Last updated: November 20, 2015