Friday, August 17, 2018

Save The Mothers visit at Mama na Mtoto Project from 9th – 14th July 2018

Save The Mothers (Uganda and Canada)(STM), is a partner organization to Mama na Mtoto Project, and provides support for clinical mentorship to  health facilities to improve quality of services. In July, STM representatives Dr Miriam Mutabazi and Ms. Topi Agutu visited Tanzania from Uganda to provide support to the MnM team on health worker communication skills, health facility-community linkages and health worker motivation and morale.   STM made site visits to  Misasi, Mwawile, Nyamayinza and Mbarika health facilities in Misungwi District and provided a workshop on staff motivation to representatives from these facilities. 

Jackson, RN from Nyamayinza Dispensary, explaining why he is motivated to work as health care provider.
STM guests (Dr. Miriam and Topi), governance committee members and CHWs in Nyamayinza Dispensary. 
Handing over of building materials to the health facility for Nyamayinza renovation.

Tour of construction of new operating theatre at Mbarika, with STM, CHWs, governance committee members and health centre staff 

Friday, July 27, 2018

Leadership Training

Health systems strengthening is one of the arms of Mama na Mtoto project with the aim of improving Maternal Newborn and Child Health, conducted a capacity building training in Leadership and Management

Dr. Rose relating qualities of a leader to service.
This Training is tailored to foster improved quality of services and ownership, with emphasis on how to support Health facilities and In-Charges towards improved services with adoption of good qualities of a leader. This training further provides opportunities for the participants to discuss challenges related to MNCH and conduct a participatory action plans to address these challenges with appropriate and available resources.                                                                                      

 Above picture shows CHMT members in a knotty problem conformations. Appreciated was "Problems are better solved by The Indigenous."

This Slogan points out the purpose why we exist. “It states that maternal mortalities and child mortalities are unacceptable. Let us   combine efforts to reduce the mortality rates”

Conflict resolution

The leadership and management training majorly attracted the CHMT members for Misungwi and Kwimba Districts. This training focuses on Knowledge and skill enhancement for better Health outcomes at all levels. The Training took place at Hungumalwa – Kwimba District from
 9th -19th July 2018.

Mama na Mtoto Engagement with Community through Traditional Ceremonies

circled are the twin sisters
Mama na Mtoto uses different platforms to educate the community in order to reduce maternal and new born mortality. One of the platforms is attending traditional ceremonies which was done at Mwandu whereby twin sisters were being cleansed so that when they get married there wont be any misfortune between them and their future  husbands. Mama na Mtoto took the opportunity to spread word to the congregation on best practices in reducing maternal and new born mortality. This was also an opportunity for the project to familiarize with the cultures and traditions of that community as well as build strong relationships.

Arthur Mgema, MnM Program Officer addressing the congregation

Tuesday, June 19, 2018


Mama na Mtoto Project started Community Health Worker(CHW) Training in Kwimba District whereby 871 Community Health workers are expected to be trained at hamlet level.


The featured video clip shows CHW training which is going on in Hungumalwa Ward within Kwimba district where by selected community members are being trained to become Community Health Workers. On completing their three weeks training which started on 4th June and expected to end on 23rd June, they will be able to serve their respective communities on matters concerning Maternal Newborn and Child Health. Here they are singing one of the recited songs that remind them of the best practices in their responsibilities as CHW. Held in their hands are Ministry of health working tools like Client register, referral, monthly report book and Teaching Aid.