When girls take matters into their own hands

Earlier this week a story was reported in the media highlighting that over 100 girls in the Mara region of Tanzania had escaped to a safe camp after fleeing Female Genital Mutilation exercises back at their villages. As the story was running on BBCs radio news hour with interviewed local sources expressing optimism that the event pointed to gains being made in the fight against FMG it also dawned on me that for a long…

"When girls take matters into their own hands"

Pregnant Women Need Societal Protection

The government of Tanzania envisages building medical operation theatres and maternity waiting rooms in all district health centres, in a quest to improve reproductive health services which, at the moment, are bleak. The initiative will bring the services closer home. This is a heartfelt undertaking that will whittle down maternal and infant mortality rates which remain high, albeit continual efforts to save lives. We are told that the move is part of a broader strategy…

"Pregnant Women Need Societal Protection"