In Tanzania, the primary health care need is great. Neonatal and maternal mortality rates are high and stunted growth is considerable, affecting almost half of children under five years old. The government of Tanzania is taking steps to expand emergency obstetric and neonatal care, improve the distribution of skilled health care workers, increase the availability of essential medicines and strengthen community outreach and community-led health and nutrition initiatives. However, more must be done to accelerate progress, or the achievement of universal health coverage will remain out of reach.
PAI partners with local civil society organizations to advocate for policy and financing improvements to drive that change.