As part of the country’s decentralisation process, Tanzania’s health facilities take on the tasks of planning and budgeting of health services. In the Mbeya and Tanga regions, a Tanzanian-German project has set up structures and systems for effective community participation.
A two-year intervention supported by German development cooperation has been working with employers in the export-oriented garment industry, Bangladesh’s largest employer, to implement voluntary rehabilitation and return to work policies which not only reduce time lost through accidents and disability but also save them money and makes them more attractive to overseas buyers.
In rapidly growing cities in Africa and Asia, the sanitation needs of the very poorest are often neglected – to the detriment of public health. By visualising how excreta is managed as it moves through a city, Shit Flow Diagrams can help municipal authorities to prioritise investments where they are needed most.
With infinite gentleness, the life-giving needle is slid into the microscopic vein, the oxygen mask placed over the gasping mouth and nose. The flutter in the tiny chest becomes stronger, the monitor now showing a regular heartbeat. Another baby saved at Mbeya Regional Referral Hospital – and the dedicated staff of the neonatal care unit (NCU) for at-risk newborns can now themselves take a deep breath and relax.