United Nations Association Tanzania

United Nations Association Tanzania (UNA Tanzania) has been operating in the civil society community for five decades. The organization works to create an enabling environment for the effective advancement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Post 2015 Development Agenda. UNA Tanzania's eight years in MDG Awareness experience will help in contributing towards accelerating the achievement of the remaining milestones for Tanzania and taking stock of lessons in implementing the MDGs on how to do localize the Sustainable Development Goals in the national development framework.

2016

Brief: Investing in Family Planning for Tanzania’s Health and Development

Source: Health Promotion Tanzania, United Nations Association Tanzania

A new brief entitled Investing in Family Planning for Tanzania’s Health and Development highlights the Government of Tanzania’s tremendous commitment to family planning and achievements in addressing the population’s family planning needs since 2012. It also recommends next steps for policymakers to intensify efforts towards attaining family planning goals. Previously released in February 2016, the brief was updated and released in October 2016 to include the latest preliminary Demographic and Health Survey (pDHS) 2015-16 data.

About one in three women currently use contraception in Tanzania (pDHS 2015-16). In 2012 at the London Summit on Family Planning, the government took action, making six political commitments with the goal of attaining a national contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) of 60%. These commitments garnered the support of government representatives, members of Parliament, civil societies and non-governmental organizations, development partners, and the private sector.

The report captures significant achievements towards those commitments, including:

  • Releasing a total of five billion shillings from the government’s own sources for the 2014-2015 fiscal year to procure and distribute family planning commodities and supplies.
  • Increasing family planning allocations in the health budgets of several districts in the Lake Zone.
  • Doubling the number of family planning users in the Mara region, which has the lowest CPR in the country, over a period of just nine months (October 2013–June 2014).
  • Making family planning as one of the top priority interventions in the 2014-2015 National Road Map Strategic Plan to Accelerate Reduction of Maternal, Newborn and Child Deaths dubbed as One Plan II.

The brief affirms that in order “to meet its national family planning targets, Tanzania needs all levels of government, the private sector, and civil society to maintain strong commitment to ensure that the resources, commodities and systems are in place.” It recommends four main steps to continue progress.

The report is a joint effort by Health Promotion Tanzania and United Nations Association of Tanzania. View the report and recommendations online. For hard copies and more information, please contact:

Halima Shariff

hshariff@jhuccptz.org

 

2015

CASE STUDY: Tanzanian Higher Learning Institutions Prioritize Access to Family Planning for Students

Source: AFP

Beginning in October 2014, several higher learning institutions (HLIs) in Tanzania banded together to improve their students’ access to sexual and reproductive health information and services. The effort started modestly—with 13 HLIs in the largely rural regions of Mwanza and Shinyanga. One year later, the initiative is poised to benefit over 18,000 students in the two regions and has contributed to a nationwide policy change to mandate sexual and reproductive health service provision in all 52 HLIs in Tanzania.

2015

ÉTUDE DE CAS: Le gouvernement de Tanzanie alloue 2 milliards de shillings à la planification familiale pour 2014-2015

Source: AFP

Pour l’année fiscale 2014-2015, le gouvernement de Tanzanie a alloué deux milliards de shillings (soit 1,15 millions de dollars) à la planification familiale –l’allocation la plus importante depuis la création de la ligne budgétaire de planification familiale en 2010, et une augmentation de 100% du budget 2013-2014.

AFP Resources
Date Title Source
2016

Brief: Investing in Family Planning for Tanzania’s Health and Development

A new brief entitled Investing in Family Planning for Tanzania’s Health and Development highlights the Government of Tanzania’s tremendous commitment...
Health Promotion Tanzania, United Nations Association Tanzania
2016

étud de cas: Les Instituts d'Enseignement Supérieur en Tanzanie font de l'accès des étudiants à la planification familiale une priorité

Au début du mois d’octobre 2014, plusieurs Instituts d’Enseignement Supérieur (IES) en Tanzanie ont joint leurs forces pour améliorer l’accès des...
Advance Family Planning
2015

Increasing Access to Youth Sexual & Reproductive Health Services in Tanzania: Recommendations to Higher Learning Institutions

Adolescent sexual and reproductive health is a public health priority. Alongside benefiting youth directly, increased investment in these services...
Elspeth Williams, Department of Population, Family & Reproductive Health Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Other Resources
Date Title Source
2015

UNA Tanzania calls for 5 billion Family Planning Budget in 2015/2016

Attaining Maternal Health Targets in TanzaniaAddressing Skills Gap in Increasing Family Planning Coverage.Maternal deaths in Tanzania are one of the...
United Nations Association Tanzania
AFP Resources
Date Title Source
2016

Brief: Investing in Family Planning for Tanzania’s Health and Development

A new brief entitled Investing in Family Planning for Tanzania’s Health and Development highlights the Government of Tanzania’s tremendous commitment...
Health Promotion Tanzania, United Nations Association Tanzania
2016

étud de cas: Les Instituts d'Enseignement Supérieur en Tanzanie font de l'accès des étudiants à la planification familiale une priorité

Au début du mois d’octobre 2014, plusieurs Instituts d’Enseignement Supérieur (IES) en Tanzanie ont joint leurs forces pour améliorer l’accès des...
Advance Family Planning
2015

CASE STUDY: Tanzanian Higher Learning Institutions Prioritize Access to Family Planning for Students

Beginning in October 2014, several higher learning institutions (HLIs) in Tanzania banded together to improve their students’ access to sexual and...
AFP

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