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UMATI conducted its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Morogoro town to celebrate its achievements in 2023 and approve the plan for 2024

On 15th through 16th December 2023, UMATI conducted its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Morogoro town to celebrate its achievements in 2023 and approve the plan for 2024. Prior to the meeting opening, members who are the main members of the AGM welcomed their special guest of honour Hon. Mwantumu Mahiza, the Board Chairperson for […]

In the midst of strong negative social norms, this couple prevails as champions of change.

| Richard Ryaganda In the face of challenging negative social norms, Paschal Julius Gekondo (23 years old) and his wife, Paulina Mafuru (20 years old), have emerged as beacons of change in their community. Living in Nyamimange ward in the Mara region, Paschal supports his family through farming, ensuring his wife and daughter are well […]

UMATI’s Support for SRHR Recognized in the 2022/23 EJAT

| Richard Ryaganda UMATI Executive Director Ms. Suzana Mkanzabi receiving an appreciation certificate from EJAT’s Guest of Honor, Hon. Amb. Ombeni Sefue. As the fourth estate, journalism plays a crucial role in shaping the community’s narrative on pertinent issues, including sexual and reproductive health (SRH). Over the years, UMATI has been dedicated to capacitating journalists, […]

France pledges Sh263 billion to improve reproductive health in Tanzania

Summary The French ambassador to Tanzania, Mr Nabil Hajlaoui, said on Wednesday the commitment was made in March this year by the French Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ms Catherine Colonna, as she unveiled France’s international strategy on sexual and reproductive rights and health for 2023-2027 Dar es Salaam. France has made a five-year commitment of 100 […]

‘Seek informed choices in health facilities not streets’ RCH Coordinator urges young women on International Women’s Day.

March 9th, 2023 | Richard Ryaganda and Michael Luvanda DAR ES SALAAM – About 130 women and young girls of Temeke district and its vicinity joined UMATI female staff in commemorating the 2023 International Women’s Day. This special occasion to celebrate and appreciate women creation themed ‘Advancing Gender Equality Through Universal Access to Sexual and Reproductive […]

Policy makers can decide on reducing maternal morbidity and mortality

| Richard Ryaganda Globally, approximately 41% of all pregnancies are unintended. This means that about 99 million women each year will experience an unintended pregnancy (Guttmatcher, 2016). Around half of these pregnancies will end in abortion Ibid. In Tanzania, it is estimated that one million women get unintended pregnancy of which 39% end in abortion […]

Suzana dedicated to improving healthcare system

She wants UMATI to incorporate community members’ opinions on sustainability and equality in order to become a well-known and indispensable resource for reproductive health Dar es Salaam. There is no hesitancy when it comes to policies that promote gender balance or equality: UMATI was the first local organisation in Tanzania to provide sexual and reproductive […]

UMATI’s 2022 Annual General Meeting

KILIMANJARO – More than 50 region volunteer leaders; chairpersons and secretaries from across Tanzania celebrated UMATI’s 63 years of saving lives withing the hardest to reach areas of the country at its National Council Meeting, on 21st and 22nd of December 2022 in Kilimanjaro. Mr. Swed T. Swed, UMATI’s Chairperson, warmly welcomed the crowd in the […]

Leaving no youth behind: UMATI’s youth weekend clinics in Katavi

Richard Ryaganda, Communications Specialist, UMATI Mussa Mndemle, Field Officer, WISH2ACTION, UMATI Renee Sewe, Communications Advisor -WISH2ACTION, IPPF Africa Region. Featured image: James Kiduo reading SRH educational material with his peers. Photo by WISH2ACTION Tanzania. 12 August 2022: International Youth Day is a day designated by the United Nations to recognize the importance of the youth and […]