Health education for schools and villages:
As we are travelling to remote areas of Tanzania to support local communities with health care and medical advice, we want to use our time as best as possible by offering workshops and ecucational classes on healthcare. As schools are a highly frequented meeting point for young children we want to work closely together with schools in remote areas to contribute to hygenical education in addition to our Travelling Doctors Actions.
Those workshops shall be seen as a chance for local people to ask questions, receive eductional materials in addition to school services. Therefore we are creating cooperations with schools all over Tanzania where we can direct our team and frequently offer our services for precaution and medical support especially for young patients. Those workshops include topics such as hygenical standards, education on what causes and how to avoid infections of Malaria, worms and paracides, Tuberculosis, HIV, malnutrition, leprocy and problems during pregnancy.
We are constantly working on creating educational materials for our cause that we can provide to local comunities.
Our main workshop topics are:
◆ Basic Hygiene
◆ Female Health & Hygiene
◆ First Aid
Educational Materials & Digital Classrooms:
For poor communities, education is the key liberation instruments; unfortunately, still education provision has been facing a number of challenges particularly lack of teaching and learning facilities and lack of teachers. However, with the development of Information Technology, Native Africa Tanzania realizes that students no longer need the physical presence of a teacher alone in a class so that they learn.
Native Africa is arranging to invest in the IT Learning System with Studio Classrooms where lessons and classes are prepared and taught in a studio class, with supported videos and graphics that can be watched on laptops and notepads so students will be able to watch and learn. We call this project AVLM-Project, (Audio-visual learning materials-for tanzanian schools).
In that way digital teaching materials can contribute to educate children in remote areas in a playfull way on hygenical issues and as an easy and understandable way even for children that cannot read and write well.
Female Health & Hygiene Program:
Menstruation is a normal biological process and a key sign of reproductive health, yet in many cultures it is treated as something negative, shameful or dirty. The continued silence around menstruation combined with limited access to information at home and in schools results in millions of women and girls having very little knowledge about what is happening to their bodies when they menstruate and how to deal with it. Realizing this Native Africa is investing to help communities recognize the right of women to hygienically manage their menstruation wherever they are. By acknowledging that menstruation is a normal human biological process and a sign of good health, Native Africa confronts the stigmas attached to menstruation with collective advocacy, education and action. We are providing trainings and sensitization on menstrual hygiene management among Maasai, Hadzabe and all other women in rural communities. As part of our collective advocacy and action, we are fundraising to ensure every Maasai, Hazdabe woman and other women in rural areas has access to menstrual absorption materials every month.
Midwifery and Midwives Education:
According to WHO, 800 women around the globe die every day trying to give birth. Nearly all maternal deaths are preventable. In East Africa Tanzania has a high total fertility rate (5.4 children per woman) and low contraceptive use. These indicators suggest that Tanzania will continue to grow at a rapid pace for years to come, and will face increasing challenges. In rural areas where there are no near health centers many women deliver their births at home. This situation is usually accompanied by lack of a skilled health personnel to attend child delivery. As a result, maternal mortality and infant mortality ratio has remained persistently high for the last 20 years. Traditionally there are local midwives in every rural village, our focus is to capacitate these midwives through continuous trainings and provision of safety facilities.