Mobile Healthcare Field Clinic Services in Tanzania

Mobile Healthcare Field Clinic Services in Tanzania

In Tanzania, we have been operating mobile healthcare field clinics in cooperation with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), local governments, and local communities to contribute to regions where medical infrastructure is insufficient, such as areas which lack doctors or where hospital access is difficult.
We have deployed a mobile healthcare field clinic service since fiscal 2011 to improve the rate of pregnant women who receive antenatal care, as well as the immunization rate among infants in areas with healthcare access issues and high infant and maternal mortality rates.
In fiscal 2016, it was decided that these services would continue to be offered in a new region, the Kilombero District, Tanzania, and a kickoff ceremony was held in February 2017. With a focus on contributing to the accomplishment of SDG Goal 3, we seek to increase the immunization ratio among infants along with the ratio of women who receive antenatal care. Additionally, we will focus on training community healthcare workers to support these activities.
As part of this initiative, evaluation criteria have been set for these activities, and progress is continuously monitored. These activities are also being engaged in as part of the Access Accelerated initiative (see “External Voice” below).

Kickoff Ceremony Held for Mobile Healthcare Field Clinic Services in Tanzania

Progress report (February 2017 to December 2017)

Number of mobile healthcare field clinics 521 times
Number of infants less than one year old who have received a triple vaccine 5,934
Number of pregnant women who received antenatal care (at 16 weeks) 2,782
Number of participants in the campaign to raise awareness 13,509
Number of individuals who received training for healthcare workers 110

More information regarding this program, including activity details and reports, can be found below.

【External Voice】We will promote innovative activities through partnership with corporates and private sector

Ikuro SatoIkuro Sato
Deputy National Director, General Manager, Plan International Japan

The provision of mobile healthcare field clinics in Tanzania in collaboration with Daiichi Sankyo and the cultivation of healthcare workers in China are activities contributing to the accomplishment of Goal 3 of th e Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In addition to the outputs and outcome, a recent activity evaluation requires us to produce a social impact from a mid-to-long-term perspective. In Tanzania, a local community has built a simple facility for prenatal checkups for pregnant women and educational activities for local people in liaison with our activities proactively even without help from district government or NGOs. We consider this behavioral change in local people as one of social impacts. We will continue to support these community members so that they can solve local issues on their own in the future.

A simple facility built by the community
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