ACCESSING SAFE DELIVERIES IN TANZANIA (ASDIT)
Accessing Safe Deliveries in Tanzania (ASDIT) is the project implemented by Tanzanian Training Centre for International Health (TTCIH) based in Ifakara and Dalhousie University of Canada. This project is funded by the Canadian government through its Innovating for Maternal and Child Health for Africa (IMCHA) program. The overarching goal of this project is to reduce maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality in Tanzania by means of enhancing safe deliveries through supporting comprehensive emergency obstetric and neonatal care services at the health centre (HC) level. With maternal mortality ratio (MMR) at 554 per 100,000 live births, neonatal mortality rate at 19 per 1,000 livebirths in 2015 and only 10% – 13% of health facilities providing the full set of basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care (BEmONC) or comprehensive emergency obstetric and neonatal care (CEmONC) signal functions, Tanzania needs to expand the number of facilities providing these services in more remote areas. BACKGROUNDa person’s social heritage: previous experience or training
This project introduced/ strengthened CEmONC services in five health centres located in underserved rural areas in Morogoro region in 2016 – 2019 using associate clinicians.