Saving Mothers' Lives in Rural Tanzania

by VSI, Venture Strategies Innovations
Sep 15, 2011

Tanzania President shows support for misoprostol

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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  • 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 »
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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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VSI, Venture Strategies Innovations
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