This project focuses on making the world to be a better place for the people to live and be free from diseases. We conduct activities such as planting of trees, cleaning of the environment and making sure the community is well supplied with well and cleaned water. This is through organizing team which deals with drilling of water from the area where the water table is available. Also this is done through supplying and buildings of the water tanks to the communities.
To be the right forum for health development partners and stakeholders to discus, analyze, and make calls of action toward health coverage in the rural populations of Tanzania and Africa.
To collaborate and bring together all the health development partners and stakeholders to raise their voice for underprivileged voiceless groups in the rural areas of Tanzania and Africa as well as recognizing and honoring the outstanding contribution from the primary health service providers in the remote areas of Tanzania and Africa through provisions of special awards to be known as Tanzania Rural Health Summit Awards to be given annually every year as determined by the Summit Committee.
Specific Objectives for the Tanzania Rural Health Summit
The main objective of the Tanzania Rural Health Summit is to strengthen the advocacy team on the importance of rural health access and coverage by improving and enhancing the services offered by the outstanding service providers in the primary health centers in rural communities throughout Tanzania. PANETA’s strategy is to use the Tanzania Rural Health Summit to recognize and honor the contribution from outstanding individuals and organizations who have been dedicating their time to help improve the health care of rural communities in Tanzania.
- The summit will focus on bringing the national and international health stakeholders and partners collaboratively together to have strong panel discussions and presentations on various global strategies set to achieve universal health coverage in rural communities.
- The summit will provide a chance for “call of actions” from the local and global health entities, leaders, and individuals, toward implementations and achievements of 2015/2030 Sustainable Goal number three (better health and well-being for all, SDG 3), focusing on the nine (9) targets and twenty six (26) indicators set to achieve this goal.
- The Summit will provide opportunity for strong panel discussions and presentations from national and international health partners and stakeholders on the achievements made to achieve universal health coverage in rural communities, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health care services, and access to safe, effective, and affordable medicines and vaccines for all.
- The Summit will provide special awards to be known as the Tanzania Rural Health Awards, to be given to real heroes in the rural health care field who have shown their sincere outstanding contribution to improving quality health care within the rural communities of Tanzania.
- The Summit will bring together all the organizations, governmental and non-governmental, local, and international, who are working tirelessly within the rural communities of Tanzania to improve rural health care delivery, access, and coverage
The general objective of Nipime Nijikinge is to reduce the incurring health issues in the community and to enhance ambulatory care services for families to reach.
- To address reproductive health to adolescent by providing appropriate services and counseling
- To organize regular immunization camps for children under the age of five and pregnant women
- To provide medicine and nutritious food to help reduce malnourishment among children and women
- To adopt an integrated approach of contraception issues, maternal health issues, and to help insure good health status
- To build the knowledge and awareness among sexually active couples to have sexual relations free of the fear of pregnancy and contracting diseases
- To promote reproductive and child health services
- The narrow the gender gap and enhance the decisive role of women for social development
- To train health attendants and health workers in and around the targeted location on reproductive and child health
- To empower the women in target areas by helping to develop women’s skills and livelihood options through entrepreneurship (income generated trainings)
- To help improve the survival of new born babies by ensuring adequate care and to help ensure that the life of the mother and baby are not endangered
- To emphasize breastfeeding education and support services with can simultaneously contribute to birth spacing, better maternal and child health, and a decrease in child death
Over time, there has been some progress in the sector in Tanzania; however, rural communities continue to lag behind urban communities in terms of maternal, newborn, and child health care. There was a 47% reduction of MMR between 1990 and 2012—870 to 232 deaths per 100,000 live births—but Tanzania did not make sufficient progress to attain it’s MDG of reducing MMR to 193 per 100,000 live births.
There is a comprehensive infrastructure of health care delivery in Tanzania but it is faced with enormous challenges in the operation field. Health care facilities in rural areas are generally less functional due to staff absenteeism, poor health provider skills, and inadequate basic supplies and equipment. Lack of good governance, allocation of insufficient resources, limited capacity of health managers, vertical programs with minimal integration, and suboptimal monitoring and supervision are some of the key underlying factors of the lacking performance.
The Maternal Delivery Kit Project (MDKP) will aim to improve the coverage and quality of basic supplies and equipment of maternal delivery kits in rural communities of Tanzania.
Specific Objectives of the Safe Delivery Kills Mortality:
- To provide information to women, men and communities on the importance of delivering under a clean environment
- To build capacity amongst community leaders to be able to mobilize on clean and safe delivery
- To improve maternity health care by reducing the maternal and neonatal mortality rate
- To reduce risk factors that lead to labor and delivery complications
- To create a conducive environment for safe delivery
- To improve access and availability of maternal delivery kits to communities in the project area
- To improve maternal health care behavior and practices of communities in the target area
- Project will also go hand in hand with the provisions of the reproductive health educations.
Composition of Maternal Delivery Kits
- Cotton wool 500g
- Cut gut 1 piece
- Dettol solution 50ml
- Macintosh 1m
- Spirit 100mls
- Pitocin—oxytocin injection 1u/m
- Surgical gloves, 4 pairs
- Surgical blade, 1 piece
- Cord clamp
- Maternal pads
- Baby cloth
Lack of hygiene education and proper toilets are big problems within rural communities in Tanzania. This project aims to construct and install communal ventilated pit latrines and provide hygiene education to the targeted communities. PANETA hopes to reduce diarrhea related illnesses by 25-50%. Making sanitation accessible is not only critical to saving lives but also critical to saving time and money that victims spend while trying to recover from such illnesses.
PANETA proposes to construct 100 toilets that will serve over 5,000 people for over 50 years. The targeted rural communities have no access to proper toilets. People defecate behind their homes, where by domestic animals such as dogs, ducks, and fowls feed on the defecation and then they drink in the same water as the families. The provision of these toilets and hygiene education to all the communities receiving the help of PANETA can majorly reduce diarrhea related illnesses.