Since September 2021, CARE Tanzania has worked as a partner to the Government of Tanzania to improve vaccine access across the country. CARE’s logistical support has helped the government to cover large, underserved geographical areas. To increase vaccine uptake, CARE staff has also engaged local Community Health Workers (CHWs) to address vaccination misconceptions and developed improved health communication and data management tools. With these new resources, these health workers on the front lines have put in place two new strategies. First, COVID-19 vaccination is now integrated with other basic health services at local facilities. Second, the CHWs are now conducting targeted outreach informed by local concerns to address vaccine hesitancy in women and children. Now, not only are vaccinations being provided, CHWs have confirmed that women have increased their acceptance of vaccination shots.
As winter approaches, more Ukrainians are once again surging to the Poland border. This November 21 update explores how CARE is responding, and features a mother's story of life with her children after fleeing Ukraine. Read MoreRead More
This year, the Water+ team is proud to present the Annual Innovation in Sanitation award to the CARE Madagascar RANO WASH team and its partners! This is a team that has helped accelerate progress against Madagascar’s national sanitation goals with approaches that think big and tackle scale. As of 2022, the project has exceeded its life of project targets and helped the government of Madagascar ensure that: More than 660,000 people have better access to sanitation (basic and shared) and more than 77 communes, including 5,543 communities, have been declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) - protecting the health and dignity of more than 868,000 people. Read MoreRead More
Nachingwea, a district in the uniquely biodiverse Ruvuma landscape, is one of Tanzania’s poorest regions. Its communities rely largely on subsistence farming and are increasingly subject to the impacts of climate change, such as erratic rainfall resulting in droughts and floods. Women are especially vulnerable to these events due to the gender roles and socioeconomic marginalization that reduce their access to information, resources, and decision-making power— and thus, their ability to contribute to climate change resilience. This brief presents key impacts and lessons drawn from various monitoring, evaluation, and learning methods implemented through the project. After a mixed-methods baseline quantitative household survey of 30 clusters randomly selected from 126 villages, including all six project villages, an independent endline survey evaluated households from three project villages regarding changes in natural resource management agricultural practices, and their well-being, among other things. Read MoreRead More