Joining Hands Initiative
Country of Operation
- Maternal, newborn and child health
SummaryJoining Hands Initiative is a DFATD-funded project that aims to improve MNCH services within the communities in Tanzania. The initiative will aid in establishing systems to refer patients for required services, improve community awareness and health practices as well as increase demand for MNCH and
Provide quality maternal, newborn, and child health services through five local Aga Khan Primary Medical Centres to over 700,000 women and children
Key program components
The project works to bring affordable and quality health services for women and children to front-line health facilities in under-served communities, making it easier for lower-income and poorer communities to use these services. It is working to improve health, hygiene, and nutrition practices in local communities through health education programs and by working with local organizations and community leaders. Specific project activities include: strengthening patient referral systems through ehealth, placing skilled birth attendants within Aga Khan Primary Medical Centres, training public and private health care workers and midwives, and providing basic equipment and supplies for the Primary Medical Centres.
This project is a partnership between Aga Khan Foundation Canada, Aga Khan Health Systems Tanzania and the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.
- Aga Khan Foundation CanadaNot-for-profit