USAID Afya Yangu

USAID Afya Yangu - Reproductive Mother, New born, Child and Adolescence Health (RMNCAH) Project

This is a five-year (2022-2027) and Government-led project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The project seeks to improve access to quality, client-centered reproductive, maternal, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH) services at 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.

In partnership with the Ministry of Health, Jhpiego is the main contractor to the project under a consortium of five partners; Tanzania Communication and Development Center (TCDC), Benjamin Mkapa Foundation (BMF) and Amani Girls Home AGH, the Manoff Group (MHG) and D-tree International.

The project’s main goal is “Health outcomes of Tanzanian Improved” while the objective is to increase the use of quality integrated RHMCAH services, particularly among women and children.

CSP is contracted by Jhpiego in implementing the USAID Afya Yangu project in two councils in the Manyara region namely Mbulu and Simanjiro Districts councils. CSP supports the USAID Afya Yangu project in community mobilization and sensitization in respective councils through the following approaches;

1. SBCC:

The project will use Social Behavior Change and Communication activities to sensitize the community toward accessing available health services.

2. Gender:

Gender activities aim to improve the experience of care by addressing harmful social and gender norms to promote the utilization of RMNCAH service by community members through gender transformation education, Community dialogues, and Advocacy through relevant forums of stakeholders.

3. Community Score Card

The community score Card tool will be used as a participatory tool to influence the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness with which services are provided in different health services. This tool brings together different stakeholders through meetings to examine barriers to the utilization of services and the adoption of related behaviors. This activity will help to strengthen health services transparently as it brings together key stakeholders to discuss the improvement of service.

Girls mentors (GM’s) and Youth health Champions (YHC’s) in a training session.

4. Adolescence Sexual and Reproductive Health

This is used to improve the quality of adolescent and youth healthcare services. This area will involve community sensitization events and improve uptake of community-based RMNCAH services and AYFHS in targeted HFs e.g. youth bonanzas, follow-up, supportive supervision, Facilitating Girl Mentors (GM) and Youth Health Champions (YHC) on formulation/Establishment and operation of ASRH in and out of school clubs/sessions.