Tahseen Alam, Communication Speacialist at UNICEF Tanzania speaking at a seminar

Tahseen Alam, Communication Speacialist at UNICEF Tanzania ,  said there is no need for pregnant women and their infants to die from preventable causes.

Tahseen Alam, Communication Speacialist at UNICEF Tanzania stresses a point.

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.

Tahseen Alam, Communication Speacialist at UNICEF Tanzania (centre) with workmate, Usia Nkoma (far right)

She said this during  seminar for religious leaders aimed at sensitizing them on their role to reduce maternal mortality in the country.

A cross-section of a religious leaders at a seminar

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.

An official from the Health Promotion Unit-HPU (Ministry of Health), Orsolina Tolage makes a clarification during a seminar

A christian leader stresses a point at a seminar

Some Islamic leaders follow the session at a seminar on reducing maternal and mortality