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WALK FOR AFRICAN MOTHERS THIS SATURDAY, 4TH NOVEMBER

Nurse Students benefited through the SU4AM programme at Makole Health Facility in Dodoma Region. In 2017/19 the programme aims to raise a minimum of Tsh 300million to support training of 400 nurse students that shall include midwifery Certificate level as well as upgrading midwifery course

With the theme “More Midwives for Safe Delivery!” Amref Health Africa Tanzania in Partnership with Bank M has organized a ‘Stand up for African Mothers’ Charity Walk which is expected to take place this Saturday, November 4th from 6.30-10.00am at the Green Grounds Oysterbay, Dar es Salaam. The Stand up for African Mothers (SU4AM) programme has been running for the past seven years with the major aim of training more midwives for safe delivery. The Vice President Hon. Samia Suluhu will be leading a four (4) km walk which will start and finish at the Green Grounds Oysterbay.
Speaking about the preparations for this year’s SU4AM Charity Walk, Amref Health Africa Tanzania Country Director Dr. Florence Temu said, “The Stand Up for African Mothers is an international programme launched by Amref Health Africa in October 2011 to draw attention to the plight of African mothers and to mobilize citizens worldwide, to support African Mothers get the basic medical care they need during pregnancy and childbirth. In 2017/18 up to 2018/19 the programme aims to raise a minimum of Tsh300 million to support training of a total of 400  nurse students  that shall include midwifery Certificate level as well as upgrading midwifery course at Diploma level. This will eventually contribute towards the reduction of maternal and child mortality in Africa. Let us Stand up for African Mothers; contribute Tanzanian Shillings 25,000/= or more that will directly support the training of midwives. You will be provided with a ticket and t-shirt for the walk, you are all welcome”.

She also thanked Bank M once again for coming on board as the main sponsor. “Bank M has consistently supported thisprogramme for five years.  We are extremely grateful to Bank M for their ongoing support, solid contribution to improving the lives of Tanzanians across the country and for partnering with us to help create lasting health change in Africa. We call upon other supports from different areas to join us and contribute to train more midwives for safe delivery,” concluded Dr. Temu.We also thank many other partners who have joined this noble course in different ways, including individuals, residences and citizens of the United Republic of Tanzania, she added.
Bank M’s CEO, Ms. Jacqueline Woiso commented that Bank M’s partnership with Amref Health Africa has been a great milestone in achieving our Corporate Social responsibility initiatives. “This project, which aims to improve maternal health services throughout Tanzania, reflects our bank’s mission to support the community and promote a healthy and sustainable workforce in the country. Bank M will continue supporting this cause as we believe in the expertise and accountability of Amref Health Africa and more importantly, we believe in the impact of this project on the vulnerable section of our society” said Ms. Woiso.
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