mHealth Tanzania Public-Private Partnership

March 9, 2016. Maestro Evans, Acting Country Director, CDC Tanzania (left), with Hawa Bayumi, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Airtel (middle), and Dr. Koheleth Winani, National Coordinator, Safe Motherhood Initiatives, Ministry of Health.
March 9, 2016. Maestro Evans, Acting Country Director, CDC Tanzania (left), with Hawa Bayumi, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Airtel (middle), and Dr. Koheleth Winani, National Coordinator, Safe Motherhood Initiatives, Ministry of Health.
March 9, 2016. Maestro Evans, Acting Country Director, CDC Tanzania (left), with Hawa Bayumi, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Airtel (middle), and Dr. Koheleth Winani, National Coordinator, Safe Motherhood Initiatives, Ministry of Health.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the prime investor in a collaboration with Tanzania’s Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, the Elderly, and Children that funded the creation of the mHealth public private partnership.  Along with investments of over 1 million USD from private companies, this partnership developed a text messaging service to bring life-saving information to pregnant women.  Airtel has reinforced its commitment to the project by signing a five-year agreement to not only make the registration process easier and faster for healthcare providers, but also to continue zero-rating the text messages.  For more information about the program, visit the mHealth public-private partnership website here: http://p4-project.org/mhealth-tanzania-ppp/.

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