By. Dennis Gondwe, IRINGA
Aga Khan Health services Iringa has resumed delivery services and has registered its first delivery today morning.
Speaking with Daily news in an exclusive interview the Joining Hands Initiative project manager Anitah Muruve said that both the mother and the baby are in good condition. She said the delivery services have been established under Joining Hands: Improving Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (JHI) Project which is a Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) funded initiative that aims to contribute to improved reproductive and maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) in fifteen districts across five target regions in Tanzania.
Maruve said that the project is focusing on improving quality of and access to maternal, newborn and child health services; increasing utilization of MNCH service at primary care level.
The project manager added that the project objectives are improving maternal, newborn and child health practices through behaviour change communication (BCC) and health promotion (HP) and enhancing knowledge transfer and exchange on maternal, newborn and child health through a strong public private partnership (PPP) approach under which the project is being implemented. The delivery services are open to the public.
The Aga Khan Health Services Tanzania will continue to establish deliveries in its other health facilities in Mwanza, Dodoma, Mbeya and Morogoro regions.
Speaking on the services received, the mother of the new born baby Kerstin Scheffler said she has enjoyed and appreciate the services offered throughout she has been at the centre.
Veronica James, The Iringa Aga Khan hospital Manager said her centre is keeping on improving her services in order to offer better health care services to the people. She further, calls upon people to go for better maternal and child health.
The project has got three phases as project implementation planning (PIP), inception and implementation.
The writer is Dennis Gondwe, Regional Information Officer at Regional Commissioner’s Office-Iringa