The Assessment of Community-Based Approach in Implementing Mother and Child Health Project of Immunization in Tanzania: The Case of Arusha Municipality

Mashauri, Masesa Mafaja (2016) The Assessment of Community-Based Approach in Implementing Mother and Child Health Project of Immunization in Tanzania: The Case of Arusha Municipality. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The study sought to assess the community involvement in Community-Based Approach used by local Non-Governmental Organizations in implementing Maternal/Mother and Child Health Project of immunization in Arusha Region. The study was conducted in four places in Arusha Municipality. The study had three main specific objectives namely; to examine the involvement of men and women in Community-Based Approach used by local Non Government Organizations in implementing Maternal/Mother and Child Health Project of immunization, to assess the involvement of men and women in Community-Based Approach across gender lines in implementing Maternal/Mother and Child Health Project of immunization, and to propose sustainable approaches to men and women involvement in Community-Based Approach in implementing Maternal/Mother and Child Health Project of immunization. The study employed descriptive survey design with sampling size of 100 respondents involving 50 women and 50 men of different ages. Data collection was done using questionnaires instrument, oral interview, observation, and desk review. The quantitative data was subjected to monovariate analysis by the aid of SPSS software while the qualitative were analysed by narration. The findings revealed that lack of proper education, availability low income, and prevalence of patriarchy system of life among the majority were the major threatening challenges on implementing of Maternal/Mother and Child Health project of immunization. The study concluded that public awareness should be provided to the community so as to raise awareness on matters pertaining to MCH, improvement of income to the community, and implementation of sustainable approaches towards MCH projects including immunization.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 360 Social services; association
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Political Science and Public Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2017 13:57
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 10:54
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1672

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