Deliver Now for Women + Children
Tanzania Deliver Now
The global advocacy drive Deliver Now for Women + Children was initiated in Tanzania on 22 April 2008 by Tanzanian President Jakaya M. Kikwete and Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg. Approximately 200 guests and local media attended the high-profile event at the Mövenpick Hotel in Dar es Salaam, at which the two heads of state were accompanied by Pan-African President Gertrude Mongella and Dr. Francisco Songane, Director of The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health.
Deliver Now Tanzania is joined by a wide range of partners, including non-governmental organizations, health professionals, donors, UN agencies and the government. Deliver Now supports the implementation of key strategies set out in the government of Tanzania's "National road map to Accelerate Reduction of Maternal, Newborn and Child Deaths in Tanzania".
Planned Deliver Now activities over the coming two years include advocacy and communications capacity-building of civil society groups and health professionals to enhance the engagement of local-level decision-makers. A major national media campaign to promote health-seeking behaviours and positive social norms is expected to run alongside the White Ribbon advocacy work to boost public demand for quality MNCH services.