Mobilizing Maternal Health

In partnership with Touch Foundation, Vodafone Foundation and USAID, the partnership aims to promote the accessibility of appropriate maternal and newborn care in Tanzania by expanding the availability of comprehensive emergency obstetric care and by implementing community level activities to reduce maternal mortality during delivery and childbirth.

Mobilizing Maternal Health

The Mobilizing Maternal Health project will implement a preventive education program for at risk expectant mothers (e.g. HIV, young mothers) and health workers by utilizing and improving upon existing SMS or web-based education platforms and national protocols. The project will build the capacity of two rural health facilities and a locally registered non-governmental organization, Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT). Using Mpesa emergency transport is organized at the community level, thus addressing one of the major constraints to care provision for this target group.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Vodafone

    Service Providers
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    Vodafone Group Plc is a British multinational telecommunications company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It provides a wide range of services including voice, messaging, data and...

  • Touch Foundation

    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    Touch Foundation is a secular, non-profit organization committed to improving the health of the Tanzanian population by strengthening the health system across the different levels of care. Touch...

  • Pathfinder International

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    Since 1957, Pathfinder International has maintained an unwavering belief in the right of women and families to have access to contraception and to quality reproductive health care....

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Key Information

LocationTanzania, Eastern Africa
  • Start Date 2013
  • End Date 2017
  • ValueUSD 14.5 Million