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Wazazi Nipendeni in Partnership with CDC Foundation

In 2008, the Government of Tanzania registered 45,000 newborn and 13,000 maternal deaths. In comparison, the United States, a country 10 times larger and over seven times more populated, records an average of 25,000 infant and 650 maternal deaths each year, according to CDC.

Recognizing the many challenges of maternal health in Tanzania and the potential change that providing basic information for pregnancy and infant care, Airtel entered a partnership with CDC foundation through MHealth Tanzania to facilitate all Airtel subscribers’ access to the wazazi nipendeni text messaging service for free.