Authors: Indu B. Ahluwalia, Dorcas Robinson, Lisa Vallely, Karen E. Gieseker and Alfreda Kabakama
The objective of this article is to examine the remains of the Community-Based Reproductive Health Project (CBRHP) implemented by CARE-Tanzania to address high maternal mortality in two rural districts. The two components of CBRHP, work of VHWs and community-financing for emergency transport systems in six villages, have continued. Both of these promote maternal health and linkages with the health delivery systems. Surveillance data show changes in maternal health indicators that were targeted by the district-wide CBRHP interventions. Programs such as CBRHP, with focus on capacity-building and empowerment, can assist in mobilizing the formal and informal systems in communities, components of which may be sustained over time.