Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania

 
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  • Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania has received 64 donations
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  • Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.
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  • Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania has made updates to their project page.
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  • Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania has made updates to their project page.
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  • Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania posted a progress report
    Availability Case Study: Misoprostol in Tanzania
    By - Allison Boiles - Communications Assistant
    VSI recently completed its comprehensive assessment of misoprostol availability in Tanzania. This simple, life-saving medicine holds the potential to save the lives of thousands of women, especially those living in rural and remote communities – if only the medicine is available to them. During this assessment,...
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  • Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania posted a progress report
    Thankful
    By - Allison Boiles - Communications Assistant
    Eustela is the head nurse of St. Francis hospital in rural Kilombero, Tanzania. She stands proudly against the blue clinic walls and sends a wide smile into the camera as she delivers the following message to VSI and our supporters: “On behalf of the mothers of this village and all parts of Kilombero, we very much...
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  • Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania has received 48 donations
    • 2 years ago
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  • Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania posted a progress report
    Listening and Learning
    By - Amy Grossman - Technical Advisor, Communications and Development
    In Tanzania, we are working diligently to improve women’s access to misoprostol for a healthier pregnancy and childbirth. As reported last time, we are in the midst of an in-depth series of assessments that are evaluating access to the essential medicine, misoprostol. Our latest results focus on the women themselves....
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  • Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania has made updates to their project page.
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  • Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania posted a progress report
    International Women's Day: Looking to the future
    By - Amy Grossman - Technical Advisor, Communications and Development
    On March 8th VSI celebrated International Women’s Day. We take this day each year to celebrate the women in our programs – the women we serve and the women that serve others. This year as a global community we recognized how far we have already come in improving the lives of women around the world, and yet there...
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  • Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania posted a progress report
    Remembering those we have reached
    By - Allison Boiles - Communications Assistant
    As the year comes to a close, Team VSI is busy wrapping up the year-end activities and reflecting on the progress and impact of our work in 2011. In the final quarter of 2011, VSI built upon its previous training efforts and trained 392 providers in Zanzibar to use life-saving misoprostol tablets. Since our project’s...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania posted a progress report
    Tanzania President shows support for misoprostol
    By - Emma Nesper - Communications Manager
    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...
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    • Paul mackenzie
      Paul mackenzie It is very gratifying when an innovation is accepted at government level and becomes intergrated into a national program. Congratulations for your part.However, an report should attempt to provide some statistics on what was achieved with the donations: number of people trained, for how long in what, or number of clinics... Read more »
      • 3 years ago
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    • Allison Boiles
      Allison Boiles Dear Paul,Thank you for the comment. It is good to have the sorts of feedback that contributors are craving so I appreciate it. In our year end project update I will share these updated figures, but I would like to give you a sneak peek and answer your questions.In the first half of 2011, VSI trained a total of 216... Read more »
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  • Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania has received 73 donations
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  • Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania posted a progress report
    Donations Matched on Wednesday
    By - Colleen O'Connor - Development Specialist
    On Wednesday, June 15th, every donation made to this project will be matched by Global Giving by 30%.  Don’t miss this opportunity to make a difference to mothers in Tanzania.  Every 90 seconds a mother dies during pregnancy or childbirth, and 99% of these deaths take place in developing countries where lack...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania posted a progress report
    Sharing Results Boosts Commitment to Save Lives
    By - Colleen O'Connor - Development Specialist
    Sharing Project Results Boosts Commitment to Save Lives Last month in Tanzania we hosted several meetings with policy makers, health care providers, and women to share the results of our collaborative project with the local Ifakara Health Institute and the Bixby Center at UC Berkeley introducing distribution of misoprostol...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania posted a progress report
    Donations Matched on Wednesday
    By - Colleen O'Connor - Development Specialist
    This Wednesday, March 16th, Global Giving is matching all online donations at 30%. Here are ten reasons why you should consider supporting our project, “Saving Mother’s Lives in Rural Tanzania”: Investing in a mother’s health is an investment in her children, family and community. In Tanzania,...
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  • Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania posted a progress report
    Celebrating International Women's Day
    By - Colleen O'Connor - Development Specialist
    Celebrating International Women's Day This Tuesday, March 8th, we join the world in celebrating 100 years of International Women's Day. As an organization committed to improving maternal health in communities most in need, we take notice of this special milestone and acknowledge the countless contributions women make to...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania posted a progress report
    Empowering health providers to save women’s lives
    By - Colleen O'Connor - Development Specialist
    In Tanzania and in 13 other developing countries, VSI is working to ensure frontline health workers are equipped and trained on the use and benefits of misoprostol tablets for the management of postpartum hemorrhaging – the leading cause of maternal death.   The response to our efforts in reaching women who...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania posted a progress report
    One dollar can save a life
    By - Colleen O'Connor - Development Specialist
    Women who reside in rural areas in Africa are not privy to western conveniences like a health clinic, a doctor or nurse, or even electricity.  Many mothers deliver their babies at home with the help of a family member or midwife.  But the risk of complications, specifically hemorrhaging which is the leading cause...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania posted a progress report
    Misoprostol success recognized by First Lady of Zanzibar
    By - Colleen O'Connor - Development Specialist
    This summer at the 2010 Women Deliver Conference held in Washington, DC, VSI was honored to receive recognition from the First Lady of Zanzibar for our safe motherhood program on the islands of Zanzibar that form part of Tanzania. During the three-day conference which united over 3,000 policymakers, women’s advocates and...
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  • Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania has received 51 donations
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  • Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania posted a progress report
    Innovative distribution model on track for success
    By - Emma Nesper - Communications Specialist
    We are pleased to report encouraging preliminary results from our collaborative and innovative program introducing distribution of misoprostol tablets to women when they come for prenatal care in Tanzania. The project is designed to equip expectant mothers with the tablets to safeguard against bleeding in case they cannot...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania posted a progress report
    Equipping nurse-midwives with misoprostol to reach underserved women in Tanzania
    By - Emma Nesper - Communications Specialist
    To help make safe delivery a reality for the women of Tanzania, with our local partners we continue to educate health care providers on how to use misoprostol tablets to manage excessive bleeding after childbirth, or postpartum hemorrhage. By training those who attend deliveries, we are helping to ensure that mothers have...
    • 4 years ago
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    • Joan Ochi
      Joan Ochi Thanks for sharing the good news. How much does the misoprostal cost to acquire?
      • 4 years ago
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  • Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania posted a progress report
    Expectant mothers less fearful with misoprostol
    By - Emma Nesper - Communications Specialist
    We have encouraging news about our project distributing misoprostol tablets to pregnant women at antenatal care (ANC) visits in Tanzania. Since the project began in January 2009, nearly 4,000 expectant mothers have received misoprostol tablets to prevent excessive bleeding after childbirth, or postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). ...
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  • Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania has received 45 donations
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  • Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania posted a progress report
    Expectant mothers prepare for safe delivery
    By - Amy Grossman - Communications Manager
    We have promising developments to report about our innovative project distributing misoprostol tablets to women during antenatal care (ANC) visits. Since the project launch in January 2009, we have worked quickly with partners at the local Ifakara Research Institute to train 282 health care providers and more than 350...
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    • Joan Ochi
      Joan Ochi This is a timely update - the New York Times had an extensive story just this past weekend that focused on the situation in Tanzania (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/24/health/24birth.html?scp=2&sq=tanzania&st=cse). Thanks for the detailed update and look forward to outcomes such as a decline in the maternal mortality rate... Read more »
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  • Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania posted a progress report
    Innovative misoprostol delivery model initiated this month
    By - Amy Grossman - Communications Manager
    This month, we launched our project to distribute misoprostol tablets during antenatal care. The goal of this project is to save mothers’ lives by preventing postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) at home births with misoprostol tablets for women who are unable to reach a facility to deliver. We will be providing misoprostol at...
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    • Joan Ochi
      Joan Ochi Thank you for the specifics, and congratulations on the work you are doing.
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  • Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania has received 37 donations
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  • Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania posted a progress report
    Reaching pregnant women with misoprostol
    By - Amy Grossman - Communications Manager
    In Tanzania there is near universal attendance for at least one antenatal care visit (96%), yet the majority of births still take place at home. Antenatal care visits may prove to be a key contact point to reach vulnerable women with safe birthing messages and misoprostol for prevention. With partners at the local Ifakara...
    • 6 years ago
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    • nickallen11
      nickallen11 what is misoprostol and why is it helpful?
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  • Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania posted a progress report
    Positive evaluation of misoprostol use at the community level
    By - Amy Grossman - Communications Manager
    This past summer we completed an evaluation of the long-term use of misoprostol for treatment of PPH at the community-level. Overall, misoprostol acceptance is very high among women surveyed in both intervention villages (where misoprostol has been in use by TBAs) and control villages where TBAs do not have misoprostol to...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania posted a progress report
    Tanzania registers life-saving drug for postpartum hemorrhage
    By - Amy Grossman - Communications Manager
    The Tanzanian Food and Drug Authority officially announced September 27, 2007 it has approved the registration of misoprostol for controlling postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), the life-threatening bleeding after childbirth attributed to the loss of approximately 5,250 mother's lives annually in Tanzania. For over a year and...
    • 7 years ago
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    • Paul mackenzie
      Paul mackenzie This is good news. Hopefully the benefits will greatly exceed the risks. I am sure you are aware of how dangerous this drug can be if given any time in pregnancy or labour, and how hard it is to control drug use in Tanzania.(I am an Ob/gyn who spent 2 years in Mbeya, Tanzania many years ago.)
      • 7 years ago
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  • Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania posted a progress report
    Tanzanians poised to approve misoprostol for postpartum hemorrhage
    By - Amy Grossman - Communications Manager
    Over the past year, Venture Strategies has been steadily working with the Tanzanian government towards registering the drug misoprostol to control postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). Since our Medical Director's groundbreaking operations research demonstrating misoprostol is safe to use at home births in Tanzania, and substantial...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania has received 25 donations
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  • Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania posted a progress report
    Policy change: step 1 to success
    By - Melodie Holden - Vice President
    In May 2006, a group of technical officials from the Ministry of Health and regulatory agency met in Tanzania's capitol city in a closed-door session to discuss potential additions to the country’s essential drug list. The essential drug list is comprised of medicines considered so important to the population that they...
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  • Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania has received 18 donations
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  • Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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  • Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania has received 7 donations
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Allison Boiles

Communications Specialist
Anaheim, CA United States

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