Commitment to RH Supplies in Tanzania
5th August 2009
UMATI, the International Planned Parenthood Federation´s Member Association in Tanzania, successfuly collaborated with Project RMA and partners to advocate with key decision makers for increased funding for reproductive health supplies in Tanzania. Advocacy efforts focused on the Ministries of Health and Finance, parliamentarians, and the media.
As a result of this hard work, the government of Tanzania has decided to increase funding for family planning supplies from US $2.65 million to US $7.26 million for 2009-10. The newly budgeted amount is the amount recommended by the contraceptive security committee as the miminum amount needed for procurement of contraceptives for the 2009-10 fiscal year. Deatils are still to be finalized, but this development represents a major breathrough in RH supplies security in Tanzania.
More details on the work of UMATI, Project RMA, and partners can be found in the report written by Arthur Jason, UMATI Project RMA Advocacy Officer.