UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM
INSTITUTE OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (IDS)

Innovating for Maternal Child Health in Africa (IMCHA)

IMCHA is a five year (2015-2020) research programme composed of leading African and Canadian researchers and African decision-makers. In Tanzania, there are six (6) projects under IMCHA programme, which will be implemented in different regions. This project entitled “Improving Access to Health Services and Quality of Care for Mothers and Children in Tanzania” is among the six projects and will be implemented in Kilolo and Mufindi Districts in Iringa region.

The overall aim is to design and implement community and health facility level interventions to improve access to health services and quality of care for mothers and children in Tanzania.

The specific objectives are to:
Understand the processes and context at the community and health facility level that affect maternal, newborn and child health outcomes.
Design and implement community and health facility level interventions to improve access to health services and quality of care for mothers and children.
Assess the impact of community level and health facility level interventions on maternal, newborn and child health outcomes.
Understand economic and health systems implications of integrated community and health facility interventions to improve maternal and child health.