Tahseen Alam, Communication Speacialist at UNICEF Tanzania , said there is no need for pregnant women and their infants to die from preventable causes.
She said pregnancy and delivery of the baby should be God’s blessing, but not for the families to fear losing their loved ones.
She said the situation of maternal mortality is alarming, as 8,200 mothers die annually while giving birth while 50 percent of children under 5 years die in the first month of their birthdays.
She said this during seminar for religious leaders aimed at sensitizing them on their role to reduce maternal mortality in the country.
The day two of the seminar was coordinated by True Vision Production in collaboration with the Ministry of Healthy, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children and UNICEF.
The day one of the seminar of Jiongeze Tuwavushe Salama had involved editors from different media houses while the last day of the seminar, scheduled for tomorrow, will involve journalists from different media houses.