Fast Facts: Sexual and Reproductive Health in the New Aid Environment in Tanzania

With the launch of a new case study from Tanzania, DSW has issued this second publication of its series of Fast Facts. DSW's Fast Facts enable Civil Society Organizations in Africa and Asia to take stock of the local impact of the new-aid architecture and adapt their advocacy with national governments and international donors accordingly. Each Fast Fact is presented as a country case study and builds upon DSW's extensive experience, capacity building workshops and advocacy missions, undertaken in the context of DSW's "Euroleverage," "AHEAD for Reproductive Health" and "Healthy Action" projects. Tanzania, the second case study of the Fast Facts series, has one of the highest rates of teenage pregnancy in sub-Saharan Africa and is one of the 10 countries in the world contributing to two-thirds of the total maternal deaths per year. Notwithstanding, Tanzania remains considerably far from meeting its 2001 Abuja commitment to provide 15% of its national budget to the health sector, and its health sector remains considerably dependent on foreign aid. In response to this poor progress towards achieving MDG 5, the Government of Tanzania has included strong operational targets and indicators in both its "Health Sector Strategic Plan III" (HSSP II) and the "National Road Map Strategic Plan to Accelerate Reduction of Maternal, Newborn and Child Deaths," also labeled the "One Plan." Tanzania has an active and diverse network of organizations increasingly working with the government on SRHR issues in order to reach the ambitious aims included in these frameworks.

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