INVOLVING COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS (CHWs) FOR ENHANCED HEALTH FACILITY DELIVERY An experience from Shinyanga, Case of Shinyanga Rural

Author: Richard Kambarangwe1
Co – authors: Gastor Njau2, Dafrosa Chale3


1Program Officer Community Linkages, AGPAHI
2Regional Program Coordinator, AGPAHI
3Regional Program Coordinator, AGPAHI

Background

Health facility delivery has continually been a challenge as most pregnant women especially in the rural areas in Tanzania deliver at home by support of traditional birth attendants or other close experienced family member. In Shinyanga District Council, facilit delivery is 51% compared to 80% (2013) of the national target. Low health facility delivery in Shinyanga District Council is contributed by prolonged labor (among other things) where most pregnant women want to get to the health facility when its time to deliver which end up being late.

 

 

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