President Samia Suluhu Hassan announced that maternal deaths among mothers have decreased from 530 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 2015/2016 to 104 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 2022.
She made these remarks on October 28, 2028, during the launch of the Maternal and Child Health Research Report and Malaria Indicators in Tanzania for the year 2022, along with the distribution of 216 ambulances for patient transport and 153 vehicles for health service management and coordination in local councils. The event took place at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Center in Dar es Salaam.
“Comparing this to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it instructs us to ensure that by 2030, maternal deaths do not exceed 70 per 100,000 live births. [..] Our journey to 2030 suggests that we can achieve this goal,” she stated.
Furthermore, she noted that the government is making various efforts, including the procurement of modern equipment and the training of doctors to provide better healthcare and reduce the number of infant deaths. According to the report, the number of child deaths has only decreased by 1 percent.
The report also indicates a reduction in the number of child pregnancies, from 27 percent in 2015/2016 to 22 percent in 2022, and a decrease in child undernutrition from 34 percent in 2015/2016 to 30 percent among children under 5 years of age.”