Uzazi na Malezi Bora Tanzania
UMATI (Chama cha Uzazi na Malezi Bora Tanzania (UMATI) was established in 1959 and became a full IPPF Member Association in 1973. Since then, it has developed a comprehensive range of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services for the Tanzanian people.
UMATI operates 33 services points which include 13 permanent clinics and 19 community-based distributors/community-based services (CBDs/CBSs). UMATI’s services are maintained and delivered by 120 permanent staff, 120 peer educators and a youth action movement membership of 250.
UMATI also runs an extensive programme of home-based care and support for people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA). Voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) is a central part of UMATI’s HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment work. The organization is also highly active in promoting screening services and providing infertility diagnosis and counselling.
UMATI collaborates closely with and/or receives funding from the Ministry of Health and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) such as Youth Incentives, AMREF, the Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning (JOICFP), GTZ, SIDA, Youth Incentives and AMREF.