- Goal number three of the UN’s 17 SDGs seeks to promote a good health and well-being for people of all ages.
Dar es Salaam. Vodacom Tanzania Foundation said yesterday that it will continue supporting government’s initiatives to address challenges facing the health sector as it seeks to play an increasingly improtant role in the implementation of the United Nations’ Sustanable Development Goals (SDGs).
Goal number three of the UN’s 17 SDGs seeks to promote a good health and well-being for people of all ages.
It states that though significant strides have been made in increasing life expectancy and reducing some of the common killers associated with child and maternal mortality, it is only half of women in developing countries that have received the health care they need.
In view of this, Vodacom Tanzania Foundation said yesterday that it will continue with its active participating in improving the sector by investing in areas that need attention the most such as maternal health, prevention of child morbidity, cancer and fistula treatments. Vodacom Tanzania Foundation embarked on investing in maternal health from early 2015 on account that the area needed more attention following deaths and complications during delivery amongst pregnant women especially in Sengerema and Shinyanga regions. According to recent reports, over 6,000 women in the 2 regions benefited from this project dubbed Moyo project.
The project entailed rushing pregnant women to health care facilities for delivery using ambulance taxis which were paid for by Vodacom Tanzania Foundation through M-Pesa. Through the project 500 community health workers in the two regions were capacitated to give proper health care to pregnant women after receiving training.