Duration:  September 2022 to date

Project Background.

USAID Afya yangu RMNCAH is a 5 years government-led project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. Afya Yangu seeks to improve access to quality, client-centered Reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH) services at the facility and community levels. The project also works for an enhanced enabling environment, improved health-seeking behaviors, strengthened linkages between facility and community health services, improved positive gender norms in support of services uptake and increased community engagement in RMNCAH services. The project operates in the Manyara region at Mbulu District Council.

The project employs different approaches such as Community Scorecard, Advocacy meetings, Leverage in community platforms, school and colleges health programs, community parents ASRH dialogues ,  and supportive supervision. It consists of two components that are; Social Behavioral Change and Communication (SBCC) and Adolescent Sexual Reproductive health (ASRH), SBCC component operates in 9 wards that are Endamilay, Dinamu, Gidhim, Masqaroda, Maretadu, Hydom, Yaeda Chini, Dongobesh and Maghang by the Community Health Care Workers (CHWs) and there 3 ASRH supported wards which are Dongobesh, Haydom and Masqaroda under the peer educators (Girls’ Mentors (GMs) and Youth Health Champions(YHCs)). The SBCC component concentrates on enhancing community positive health-seeking behavior by putting emphasis on early initiation of Antenatal clinics, facility delivery, under-5 immunization and family planning uptake. Furthermore, the ASRH component focuses on youth/adolescent utilization of the SRH services found in the health facilities that includes FP uptake to prevent incidences of teen pregnancies.

A CHW disseminating RMNCAH knowledge to one of the women groups and their partners who attended their ANC visits at Masqaroda dispensary in Mbulu DC.

CSP USAID Afya Yangu ASRH project officer orienting the Girls’ Mentors and Youth health champions on a data reporting tool to enhance the quality of data during a monthly integrated supportive supervision in the project area.