Cellphones Set to Improve Family Planning in Tanzania

Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr. Donan Mmbando has said that mobile phone technology will increase access to reproductive health services. Statistics show that only 28 percent of the population uses family planning in Tanzania.

Photo: UN Photo

A mother and her newborn child. Family planning has been said to be a key determinant of development.

  • Tanzania:  Family Planning From Woman's View Vital

    Tanzania Daily News, 29 September 2012

    THE co-founder and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has urged that family planning issues should be viewed from a woman's perspective and give the issues urgency ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  Bloomberg to Support Maternal Health Plan

    Tanzania Daily News, 6 October 2012

    An innovative maternal health programme in Tanzania funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies is projected to impact at least 50,000 mothers and their children over the next three years, ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  Family Planning Users to Reach 60 Percent By 2015

    Tanzania Daily News, 16 September 2012

    THE government is, for the first time, to make a budgetary allocation from domestic resources for family planning activities in the 2013/2014 national budget. read more »

  • Tanzania:  Family Planning Requires 140 Billion/-

    Tanzania Daily News, 13 July 2012

    TANZANIA needs 140bn/- to reach over 3.2 million women by provision of contraceptives in the next three years, President Jakaya Kikwete told an international summit here. read more »

  • Tanzania:  Family Planning Vital for Development (editorial)

    Tanzania Daily News, 12 July 2012

    TANZANIA is among African countries attending the International Family Planning Summit that began in London yesterday, a forum that is of crucial significance to the country and ... read more »