Pregnant mothers and children under five

In the program of pregnant women we work to prevent and minimize child morbidity and child mortality. During their pregnancy the pregnant women are followed up at a local health clinic where measures as height, weight and blood pressure etc. are examined. In Tanzania it is also important to screen pregnant women for STDs and start immediate treatment to prevent transmitting the decease to the baby. The women also learn how they can prepare themselves for giving birth and how to start breastfeeding.

The newborn children stay at the post-natal clinic for 24 hours after being born and they are vaccinated against BCG and Polio. They will  then come to regular check-ups at the labour ward after one week, 28 days and 42 days. After this the mother and the child will attend a health clinic once à month until the child is five yeas old.