Saving Mothers & Babies
Each year in Tanzania, 11,000 women die due to complications of pregnancy and childbirth and 66,000 babies do not survive their first month of life.
The Government of Tanzania has made addressing this situation a national priority and in response, CCBRT expanded its mission to include provision of high-quality maternal and newborn care. This was a logical step as CCBRT recognises the critical link between quality maternal and newborn care and early identification of preventable disability.
Set to open in 2019, the CCBRT Maternity & Newborn Hospital (MH) will be integrated into the regional healthcare system as a super-specialist referral hospital. MH will provide care for high-risk and emergency cases, including mothers with disabilities, histories of fistula, and adolescents. In keeping with CCBRT’s ethos of comprehensive care, the CCBRT Maternity and Newborn Hospital will provide integrated services along a continuum of care model, treating patients from their first antenatal visit through delivery and early motherhood. We are committed to patient centred and respectful care, preserving the mother-baby dyad, facilitating the inclusion of birthing partners, and dedicating space for Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) for low birth weight and premature babies.
Building on CCBRT's social enterprise sustainability model, profit generated from MH's private obstetric and gynaecological services will subsidise care for patients who are referred to MH with a high risk pregnancy or emergency.