Earlier in October 2021, Chama cha Uzazi na Malezi Bora Tanzania (UMATI) in collaboration with Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) and Guttmacher Institute launched a study on the health system costs of post-abortion care in Tanzania. The study launch event held in the City of Dodoma was graced by the Guest of Honor, the Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Tanzania Hon. Dr. Tulia Ackson and witnessed by stakeholders in the field of sexual and reproductive health from across the Country.
“I started by applauding you because once you research to get this information and share them with us, it helps us; first to advise the government in different areas where it can improve here and there but also oversee the government where we see gaps. Therefore, when we don’t have evidence-based information it will appear like we as citizen’s representatives don’t do the right job. But in the case of costs of PAC for instance, when we will be advising the government we shall be mentioning the costs you outlined in this study. Why, because we now have the study findings. Therefore, we need you to assist us in these other issues as well”. Dr. Tulia Ackson, Deputy Speaker of Tanzania Parliament.