Who They Are
Thamini Uhai is a Tanzanian non-governmental organization that works on improving maternal and newborn health.
Its maternal health program supports national efforts to reduce maternal and early neonatal deaths in Tanzania since 2008. Working with Government of Tanzania and non-governmental partners, Thamini Uhai builds capacity to provide high quality, safe and reliable emergency obstetric and neonatal care (EmONC) in government facilities. In total, 46 health facilities are supported to provide EmONC services in Kigoma, and 6 facilities have been supported in Morogoro and Pwani regions. These facilities ensure more women in remote settings are able to access life-saving care, saving the lives of both women and their newborns.
What They Do
The cornerstone of Thamini Uhai's Maternal Health Program is task shifting, training, supervising and supporting non-physician clinicians to provide care to thousands of women and newborns in project-supported facilities. We also provide continuous investment in health facility infrastructure. After initial training, we help these assistant medical officers, nurse midwives and clinical officers to maintain and improve their new level of competency through continuous mentoring, medical education, skills workshops, clinical audits, and information and communication technology.
Where They Work
Thamini Uhai has been operate in Kigoma, Morogoro and Pwani Regions before project hand over in 2017 in Morogoro and Pwani. Currently It supports 46 health facilities in Kigoma only to enable them to deliver emergency obstetric and neonatal care (EmONC). According to Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey, Kigoma’s indicators for maternal and neonatal health are low compared to national averages, which calls for more investment in the maternal health delivery system.See more