Mama Kwanza (Mother First) Socio-Economic/Health Initiative

Reporting Organization:University of Saskatchewan
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 2,579,687
Timeframe: January 7, 2013 - December 31, 2016
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

University of Saskatchewan

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Tanzania, United Republic of - $ 2,579,687.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (60 %)

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (40 %)

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This project aims to give the most vulnerable women and children in Arusha district in Northern Tanzania, particularly in households headed by children or grandmothers, access to better maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) services. It seeks to establish family-centred care, by providing these services along with socio-economic support. It aims to help 3,000 women access newborn and child programs and services, by increasing the capacity and the number of service providers and local partners trained in evidence-based MNCH approaches. The project also provides socio-economic support, such as water purification, solar food drying, community gardening, and an alternative payment system, which all contribute to increasing women’s empowerment and engagement.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Unspecified
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

Expected results for this project include: increased use of locally relevant gender sensitive evidence to inform maternal, newborn and child programs/services; and increased use of locally relevant maternal, newborn and child programs/services and strategies which recognize gender equality.

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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