The VSI-Tanzania program received an extra dose of encouragement this summer when President Jakaya Kikwete announced commitment at the highest level to improving maternal health countrywide. At the launch of a campaign focused on ensuring access to more comprehensive maternal health services and essential medical supplies, President Kikwete affirmed, “All pregnant women attending clinics countrywide will be provided with delivery kits to ensure safe delivery.”
A key component of these delivery kits is misoprostol, a medicine that prevents life-threatening bleeding after delivery, or postpartum hemorrhage. VSI is dedicated to making this a reality, so that all mothers, no matter where they live or receive care, have access to the supplies needed for a safe delivery.
After years of strong partnership with the government in Tanzania, VSI is excited to see its commitment to scaling up misoprostol as a strategy for improving maternal health. Thank you for contributing to these efforts; with your continued support, VSI can assist the Tanzanian government in delivering solutions that save lives.
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