Continuing Medical Education

1993/1994 Safe Motherhood Initiative

Maternal mortality has been very high in the country since the 90s. In recognition of that MEWATA conducted a Safe Motherhood Initiative program to address the issue of Maternal Mortality by training female doctors wherever they on good practices in reproductive health as the associations contribution to lowering maternal mortality in Tanzania.

Continuing Medical Education

HIV/AIDS Forum for Women Professionals 2005

The discussion forum on Women and HIV/AIDS was organized by Medical Women Association of Tanzania (MEWATA) as part of commemorating the 2005 International Women’s day. The forum was financially supported by Tanzania AIDS Commission (TACAIDS). Several key stakeholders working on HIV/AIDS were invited and actively participated in the discussion and coming up with resolutions. Participating organizations included MEWATA, TACAIDS, TAWLA, TAMWA, UNFPA, TGNP, PASADA, AYA, UMATI and MUHIMBILI NATIONAL HOSPITAL. Others were ACTION AID, UNAIDS, TNW+, OXFAM, TPDF, AMREF, ITV/RADIO ONE, CLOUDS FM and TANOPHA.
The forum was well facilitated by two facilitators namely Dr Fatma Mrisho, a former Regional UNFPA technical adviser in Reproduction Health (RH) and Ms. Mary Rusimbi, the Executive Director of TGNP.


The cardinal messages are as listed below:

  1. Reduce frequent intake of sugared foods and drinks
  2. Brush your teeth with Fluoridated tooth paste in the morning and before going to bed at night
  3. Avoid tobacco use, both smoking and snuffing
  4. Prevent injuries by observing traffic rules, play safe games
  5. Dental check-up at least once a year especially for children is important to see how the dentition is fairing (check for new and old lesions as well as arrangement of teeth)
  6. Persistent ulcers should be reported to the clinic

IMPORTANT: To Visit a Dentist/Dental Clinic at Least Once a Year for Oral Health Check-Up


The per-conference Event
Aim of this activity was to sensitize the community on the importance of male involvement in improving reproductive and child health More Gallery