France has committed to providing Sh263.4 billion over a five-year period to enhance sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for women and youth in Tanzania.
The French ambassador to Tanzania, Mr Nabil Hajlaoui, announced the commitment during the launch of a new two-year cooperation project called “Tanzafya.”
The project, implemented by Doctors of the World, Umati, and the Doris Mollel Foundation, aims to improve SRHR among adolescents and young people in the Dodoma Region, with the objective of reducing morbidity and mortality associated with sexual and reproductive health.
The project will initially focus on Dodoma before expanding to other regions, and it will collaborate closely with government stakeholders and ministries.
A two-year project called “Tanzafya,” supported by the French government with funding from the Solidarity Fund for Innovative Projects (FSPI), has been launched in Tanzania to address the challenges faced by adolescents and young people regarding sexual and reproductive health.
The project, implemented by Doctors of the World, Umati, and the Doris Mollel Foundation, will target 13,800 young people and adolescents, with a focus on reducing gender inequalities and promoting informed decision-making regarding their sexual reproductive health and rights.
Dodoma, chosen due to its high prevalence of gender-based violence and teenage pregnancy, will be the initial focus before expanding to other regions.
The project aims to strengthen the accessibility and quality of SRHR care at the community level and collaborate closely with government authorities to promote effective recognition of sexual and reproductive rights in national legislation.