Updated Jun 27, 2020

ACT! Accelerated Care and Treatment for Mothers and Neonates in Tanzania

Part of Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)

Joyce Muzuma

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To achieve the global target of ending preventable deaths by 2030 by increasing health service for mothers. improve health system investments, educational messages about birth spacing, empowerment of women and increasing female education.

VSO is scaling up an innovative program that accelerates the reduction of maternal and neonatal deaths in Tanzania. Leveraging on VSO’s experience piloting and its extensive technical volunteer network, the main elements to the program are: (1) scale up screening and referral of at risk neonates through the use of Newborn Triage Checklist (NTC) to assess neonates during their first 48 hours and...
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VSO is scaling up an innovative program that accelerates the reduction of maternal and neonatal deaths in Tanzania. Leveraging on VSO’s experience piloting and its extensive technical volunteer network, the main elements to the program are: (1) scale up screening and referral of at risk neonates through the use of Newborn Triage Checklist (NTC) to assess neonates during their first 48 hours and make speedy referrals if needed;(2) establishing low cost Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) at regional and district hospitals for care and management of at risk neonates; (3) in collaboration with GE health care and IHI, integrating early screening of at risk pregnancies through the use of the portable V-scans (ultra-portable ultrasound device) to support management of emergency obstetrics care through a private sector collaboration with GE Healthcare; and (4) leveraging an SMS platform (mHealth) to remind pregnant women of their Antenatal Care (ANC) visits or appointments and to screen neonates during the first 28 days with a simple checklist for mothers.
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Stage 3: Proof of Concept

To achieve the endorsed global target of ending preventable deaths for mothers, Children and neonate by 2030 in Tanzania .

Focus Areas:

Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Entrepreneurship and Health Systems

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Implemented In:

Tanzania

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Problem

maternal Death in Tanzania lack of education for women lack of economical stability for women in Tanzania lack of stability of the health system in Tanzania. bad infrastructure Few gynecologist, Physician and Nurses

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Solution

Improve Intervention strategies such as increasing health service contacts for mothers to improve neonatal outcomes. Invest more in health system to reach out to the women to educate them regarding their health and diseases, Improve Digital development system for women and girls to learn more opportunities regarding education, jobs, entrepreneurship to improve their lives. improve communication skills for women to the public officials and doctors. To work with government to improve infrastructure so that women can reach easily to the health facilities.

Target Beneficiaries

The innovation is targeting Women, neonate, Children age 0-5, and girls.

Mission and Vision

Improve Intervention strategies such as increasing health service,Digital development age, health system and contacts for mothers to improve neonatal and children deaths. Reduce maternal death in Tanzania

Competitive Advantage

To reduce Maternal deaths in Tanzania by creating supportive management of emergency obstetrics care through a private sector collaboration with GE Healthcare; (1) scale up screening and referral of at risk neonates through the use of Newborn Triage Checklist (NTC) to assess neonates during their first 48 hours and make speedy referrals if needed;(2) establishing low cost Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) at regional and district hospitals forand (3) leveraging an SMS platform (mHealth) to remind pregnant women of their Antenatal Care (ANC) visits or appointments and to screen neonates during the first 28 days with a simple checklist for mothers.

Planned Goals and Milestones

Goals is to achieve to eliminate preventable maternal deaths in Tanzania by 2030
Funding Goal255,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted1,300,000
New Implemented CountriesTanzania
Recruit1 management, 2 board , 1 advisory 2 IT, 1 procurement ,1 accountant, 2 Doctors 2 Nurses 2) Secretary
New FeatureCreate specific scheme for reaching out to the public health officials to improve the communication and education system for women and girls.

Milestone

May 2015
Funds RaisedVERIFIED
$484,000
FOCUS AREAS
Health
Implemented InTanzania
Jun 2020
Created
Jun 2020
Created
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Tanzania